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  • 23 Sep 2014
    UNDP and the Arab Women Organization sign landmark agreement for women’s empowerment in the Arab Region

    New York, The United Nations Development Programme and the Arab Women Organization signed a memorandum of understanding to intensify collaboration in support of women’s empowerment and gender equality, and to jointly support advances for women as a pillar of sustainable human development and achievement of the Post-2015 agenda across the Arab Region.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    UNDP and Jordan sign historic agreement to open a Regional Centre in Amman

    New York, On the margins of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sima Bahous, UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, and His Excellency Mr. Nasser Judeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, signed an agreement to open a Regional Centre in Amman. The singing comes as part of implementation of UNDP’s structural review designed to bring its support ever closer to the countries it serves.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Gazan youth share ideas for change at the Social Good Summit

    Champions from around the world came together Sunday to discuss global challenges at the Social Good Summit, including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, music artists Pharrell and Alicia Keys, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund Babatunde Osotimehin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    “Rights of Peoples to Peace”, celebrated by the UN and the Iraqi Council of Representatives

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Parliament Speaker, Dr. Salim Al-Juburi today hosted a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated each year around the world on 21 September. The ceremony was held at the Council of Representatives in the presence of numerous political dignitaries, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, women’s NGOs and youth organizations.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Qatar donates $88.5 Million for Darfur

    New York, The State of Qatar signed a USD 88.5 million grant agreement with the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund, administered by UNDP, to finance recovery and reconstruction in Darfur, Sudan. It is the single largest donation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations.

  • 20 Sep 2014
    United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Libya launches humanitarian appeal

    Tunisia, The UN Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched a flash Humanitarian Appeal to Libya on September, 2014. The appeal calls for support in five main areas namely, protection, food security, health, social infrastructure, education and mine action

  • 18 Sep 2014
    Switzerland continues its support to the recovery and development efforts in Darfur

    Khartoum - Switzerland continues its support to the recovery and development efforts in Darfur. Today, an amount of USD267,000 has been granted to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in support for its Livelihoods and Recovery Programme targeting vulnerable communities in Central, West, North and South Darfur.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Helen Clark Remarks at the launch for the Lebanon MDG Report and the ‘Integrated Service Provision at Local Level’ Initiative

    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at the launch for the Lebanon MDG Report and the ‘Integrated Service Provision at Local Level’ Initiative Beirut, Lebanon I am very pleased to be able take part in the launching of the 2013 Millennium Development Goals Report for Lebanon.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    US$1.8M to support the Iraqi Parliament and promote civil society’s engagement in the legislative process

    As part of its continued support to Iraq’s parliament, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed with the Council of Representatives in Baghdad a project of US$1,797,999 funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden. This initiative aims to strengthen the legislative and oversight role of the parliament, which now begins its third term following the April 2014 elections.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Lebanon launches its MDGs Report 2013-2014: Slow progress on the poverty reduction and environmental sustainability goals

    A year before 2015, Lebanon’s progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been challenged by a complicated political situation and spillovers of the Syrian crisis, especially the massive influx of refugees, says the latest Lebanon MDG report The number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon is compromising achievements made on the health MDGs directly, and other MDGs indirectly.

  • 11 Sep 2014
    Announcing the Start of Funding for Shelter in Gaza and Appealing for Additional Support

    Jerusalem – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a USD 1 million in funds for shelter support in Gaza at a joint press conference with UNRWA and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

  • 11 Sep 2014
    Visit of UNDP Administrator and UNHCR Commissioner to Lebanon

    Beirut, Ms. Helen Clark, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will arrive in Lebanon on Sunday 14 September 2014.

  • 28 Aug 2014
    Supporting local authorities with basic services for IDPs in Dohuk

    The Country Director of UNDP Iraq, Adam Abdelmoula, today met with the Governor of Dohuk, Farhad Amin Atroshi, to discuss support to IDPs and host communities, and signed an agreement with the Department of Underground Water on the drilling of two wells to serve 1000 vulnerable IDP in Dawoodia, Dohuk. He also visited the Syrian refugee camp in Domiz, and internally displaced people in Sharia area, Dohuk.

  • 28 Aug 2014
    UNDP Deliver Solid Waste Compactors to Irbid and Mafraq Governorate

    Under the patronage of the Minister of Municipalities Affaires, Engineer Waleed al Masri, UNDP and Japan Embassy handed over new solid waste compactors to Mafraq and Irbid governorates; specifically to Sabha and Al Dafyaneh, Um Jmal, AL-Salheyah and al Mafraq Municipalities located in Mafraq governorate and in Al Ramtha, Irbid municipalities located in Irbid governorate. The ceremony took place in Sabha and al Dafyaneh municipality in Mafraq on Tuesday, August 26. Attended the event; Ambassador of Japan, UNDP country Director, Mafraq and Irbid Governors and Director of the Local development directorate in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

  • 26 Aug 2014
    Model Police Stations help improve community policing

    As part of ongoing support to security and justice institutions across Somalia, UNDP is helping local communities roll out an innovative programme to establish ‘Model Police Stations’ in rural and coastal areas of Puntland. Model Police Stations focus on strengthening effective community participation and ongoing security sector reforms in the country. They will help provide oversight and guidance to enhance security sector governance at the local level

  • 26 Aug 2014
    Arab Cities Disaster Resilient Training

    Welcome Dear Colleagues and participants! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Cairo and to the Urban Risk Management workshop being organized for the UNDP Arab States Community of Practice.

  • 22 Aug 2014
    UNDP refutes claims of spending without oversight

    UNDP strongly refutes recent media claims regarding programme oversight efforts in Somalia.

  • 22 Aug 2014
    The Netherlands Signs Contribution Agreement to the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme in Support of the Palestinian Rule of Law Sector

    Jerusalem – Demonstrating their steadfast support to the rule of law and community access to justice and security, the Government of the Netherlands and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed, on behalf of the Multi-Partner Trust Fund, an USD 8.1 million contribution agreement covering a period of three years.

  • 21 Aug 2014
    Thirty-eight Jordanian companies adopt employment policy that prioritizes volunteering

    Amman, Jordan: In a first for the Arab region, thirty-eight CEOs of major private sector companies in Jordan have signed a declaration that all job descriptions for entry-level staff will give preference to applicants who have prior volunteering experience.

  • 21 Aug 2014
    UNDP launches early warning system on floods in Wadi Musa, Petra

    Under the patronage of Chairman of Petra Development Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Dr. Mohammad AL Nawafleh, United nation development programme (UNDP) launched on August 20th an "Early Warning System for Flash Floods" in Petra and Wadi Mousa