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  • 06 Apr 2014
    A new project to support peace and development in Yemen

    Sana'a - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Yemen (GoY) signed a new project to support increasing citizen participation in peace, development planning and policy development, as well as reintegrating marginalized groups into development sphere with much focus to youth and women.

  • 04 Apr 2014
    Sima Bahous: Opening statement at the Regional Consultation on Women’s Participation as a Basis for Development in the Arab Region

  • 03 Apr 2014
    As Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Reach the One Million Mark, UNDP and the UK Department for International Development Boost Cooperation in Support of Host Communities

    New York –Today according to UNHCR estimates the number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the milestone of one million, leaving the country to Syria’s west with the highest population of refugees-per-capita worldwide.

  • 01 Apr 2014
    Women pivotal to bringing lasting peace to countries in conflict

    Amman - Women activists from 11 countries across the Arab region convened today to identify means to support women’s participation in peace making and ensure women’s protection from all forms of violence during times of conflict and emergency.

  • 01 Apr 2014
    The world celebrates first ever International Day on Sport for Development and Peace

    The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.

  • 31 Mar 2014
    UNDP Unveils Youth Strategy

    Tunis, 31 March 2014 – calling young people “more connected, better informed and with greater creativity than any previous generation”, UNDP Assistant Administrator Sima Bahous today kicked off a three-day event focusing on UNDP’s work on youth and development with the presentation of UNDP’s first youth strategy entitled “Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future”.

  • 31 Mar 2014
    Sima Bahous:Statement on the occasion of the Launch of the UNDP Youth Strategy

  • 24 Mar 2014
    Iraq - Working to End Domestic Violence Against Women Refugees of the Syria Conflict

    More than 2.5 million refugees have now fled the three-year conflict in Syria to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The Kurdistan region of northern Iraq is home to some 225,000 displaced Syrians who have settled here in camps and amongst host communities, desperate to escape the ongoing bloodshed in their native country.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Jordan – Supporting Youth Employment

    ahia Yousef al-Deques looks to the future with confidence. At eighteen years old, he has just completed a month of on-the-job training with electronics company LG. Yahia graduated last December from a vocational training programme established through a UNDP youth empowerment project in partnership with Jordan Career Education Foundation (JCEF).

  • 10 Mar 2014
    Lebanon – Reviving Markets and Stimulating the Local Economy

    The project to renovate the Al-Marj market was undertaken as part of UNDP’s efforts to respond to the impacts of the Syria crisis in the region, with a focus on helping communities cope with immediate needs, recover from setbacks, and sustain recovery through development gains over the long term. Renovation of the market benefited the host community as well as stimulating the local economy for Lebanese and Syrians alike.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    UNDP supports the Government of Yemen with formulating a partnership framework with CSOs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the Government of Yemen (GoY) on its remarkable achievement of launching the "Partnership Framework between the Government of Yemen and Civil Society Organizations" during the “Partnership for Development Knowledge Conference” held today at Movenpick Hotel in Sana'a. The partnership framework is part of the Government's commitment to the Mutual Accountability Framework (MAF) approved at Donors Meeting held in Riyadh in September 2012.

  • 20 Feb 2014
    Arab and South perspectives help shape the new global development agenda

    Doha – Developing countries of the South are taking greater control of their development future as the world debates a new global development agenda that will shape the 21st century, concluded delegates to the “First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo,” which concluded today in the Qatari capital, Doha.

  • 19 Feb 2014
    UNDP Administrator visits "Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People"

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark wrapped up a two day visit to the occupied Palestinian territories today which focused on development priorities there and how UNDP could support them.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    The search for solutions to Arab development challenges heads south

    Doha – The “First Arab States Regional South-South Development Expo” opened today in the Qatari capital, Doha. The Expo is the first ever forum in the Arab region seeking to study successful development solutions from the global South and possibilities for their replication and scaling up, and to strengthen the exchange of tangible solutions and experiences between countries of the South and the Arab region in response to common development challenges.

  • 16 Feb 2014
    ITC and UNDP join forces to bring Palestinian women back to business

    Ramallah - The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF), today launched a new project to empower Palestinian women business owners and help build capacity to ensure that they are better enabled to sell their goods and services.

  • 11 Feb 2014
    Yemen launches a multidimensional livelihoods assessment in four conflict affected areas

    Sana’a - The Government of Yemen and the United Nations Development Programme in Yemen launched today the findings of a comprehensive multidimensional livelihoods assessment in conflict affected areas of Abyan, Amran, Hajjah and Taiz Governorates.

  • 09 Feb 2014
    French Government contributes to Yemen’s new voter registry through UNDP's STEP project

    Sana’a - Signaling greater international cooperation for the transitional period and the electoral processes that are its backbone, the United Nations Development Programme and the French Government on Sunday formally signed an agreement that would contribute some US$ 406,620 to Yemen’s new voter registry.

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    New York– A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    US$ 1,300,000 allocated for creating job opportunities for youth in Sudan

    Khartoum - The Government of Sudan, The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) endorsed today a USD 1,300,000 project for the creation of youth employment opportunities in Sudan.