UNDP pushes high-gear with Syria’s private sector through the compact

By Muhammad Agha, Project Director, UN Global Compact Syria The past ten years provided a unique opportunity for the private sector (PS) to engage in high level dialogue with governments from around the world and identify promising trends and opportunities for business community contribution to t more


UNDP Sudan celebrates Mother’s Day

Staff at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sudan paid tribute today to their mothers, sisters, spouses and daughters in celebration of Mother’s day. Speeches were given, poetry recited and joyful signing accompanied the ceremony to mark this important day in everyone’s life. National more


UNDP supports computerization of the criminal justice system in Sudan

  Over the years, poor management and administration of the criminal justice system were thought to be the genesis of injustice and social unrest amongst community members across Sudan. In addition, the capital Khartoum has witnessed high rural exodus and influx of immigrants from other countri more


UNDP helps Lebanon kick off solar powered schools

Teachers and students at 25 public schools in South Lebanon are to benefit from a constant supply of electricity to their offices and classrooms following installation of solar panels that provide an alternative to expensive and polluting diesel generators. Three schools, in Kfour, Akkar and Bekaa more


UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

09 March 2011 Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates. The rate of nationwide TB preva more


Renovation of Al Marj Market provides job opportunities for Syrian refugees & Lebanese citizens

“The renovation made by UNDP to this market encouraged people from all over the villages to visit it which increased our income. We are 15 members in this family and we all live out of this business” – Abed al Rehman Alsayed Issa – 26 year- old Syrian living in Lebanon since 2013. “The changes made more

UNDP response to the famine in Somalia

20 February 2012 In response to the famine, which was declared in July 2011, UNDP allocated  US$ 3 million (including 1 million from Central Emergency Relief Fund - CERF) to rapidly expand its emergency employment generation activities to include affected areas. This included cash-for-work i more


UNDP supported training transforms the life of an ex-militia

Cibaar Hassan Ghedi, an unemployed, ex-militia living in Mogadishu, was not interested in becoming a fisherman. Nevertheless, he decided to attend a training session supported by the UNDP’s Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) Project. During the training, which targeted ex-militia, Int more


UNV organizes youth volunteer summer camp in Jordan

Deema Hamdan has been a volunteer since the age of 18. Her motivations have always been clear: to help those around her and make a difference. She was one of the 27 participants who attended the volunteer summer camp in Ajloun, Jordan, organized by Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future during more


Using art to demand accountability from leaders

The 2010 Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) and Mooge Festival took place from the 23rd to the 27th of July in Hargeysa, on the theme of ‘citizenship’. Whilst the festival aimed to celebrate creativity and discuss the important role that art can play within society, it also explored how indivi more