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  • 13 Nov 2013
    Protection of Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

    UNDP has launched activities to support Syrian women and girl refugees inside and outside refugee camps in Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah in response to the on-going crisis in Syria and the influx of refugees to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region.

  • 12 Nov 2013
    60 trainees complete business skills workshops in Jordanian governorates affected by the Syrian crisis

    UNDP and Ruwwad Micro-Venture Fund (RMVF) organized a graduation ceremony at the Greater Municipality Hall in Mafraq, for 60 trainees who successfully completed the first two rounds of “Planning your own Small Business” Training Workshops, as part of the “Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on the Jordanian Host Communities" Project.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    Helen Clark visits UAE

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, just completed a three day visit to the United Arab Emirates focused on UAE’s work on sustainable development and climate change, development co-operation, and logistical support to facilitate humanitarian efforts.

  • 22 Oct 2013
    2014 State of Energy Report Launched between UNDP and Dubai

    The inaugural State of Energy Report for Dubai stands as an example of this effort, one of the world’s first sub-national reports to capture trends and opportunities in the drive for a sustainable energy future. Developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Dubai Carbon Centre for Excellence, the State of the Energy Report highlights the drive by Dubai to emerge as a centre of innovation, investment and technology in the Arab region.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Livestock industry finds an alternate to charcoal in Somalia

    In the Karkaar region of Putland of Somalia, 3,500 households were provided with energy-efficient stoves and local enterprises have started sprouting around alternative energy industries providing job opportunities to many.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Countering land degradation and water scarcity in Tafilalet

    Recognizing the need to safeguard the future of Tafilalet, UNDP, with support from the Government of Japan through the Africa Adaptation Programme and other partners, launched in 2007, a sustainable development project to counter the ecological, economic and social impact of land degradation and water scarcity.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    International community galvanizes support for Lebanon

    New York – The Syria crisis will cost Lebanon $7.5 billion in economic losses by the end of next year, according to a joint report prepared by the World Bank, the United Nations and the Government of Lebanon discussed at today’s inaugural meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon. The meeting was chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

  • 13 Sep 2013
    UNDP Egypt and Somalia receive awards for excellence in Human Development Reporting

    Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Report Office has announced the recipients of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting.These awards, which are granted every few years, recognize thoughtful, innovative and influential human development reports from around the world.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    Providing free legal assistance for southern Iraq’s most vulnerable

    Vulnerable groups in southern Iraq will soon be able to access free legal services directly from the Basrah Justice Palace.

  • 12 Aug 2013
    Providing vital job-skills training for youth in Somalia

    Somalia is at a crossroads where decades of one of the world’s most complex and protracted conflicts have shaped a country of stark contrasts. Youth have consistently borne the brunt of the protracted conflict and, today, 73 per cent of Somalia’s population is below the age of 30, and 42 per cent is between 14 and 29 years.

  • 08 Jul 2013
    Fostering youth entrepreneurship and innovation in Yemen

    Sana’a - The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Yemen launched today the Youth Innovation and Creativity Award, with vibrant participation of 600 youth, Government officials and the international community.

  • 30 Jun 2013
    UNDP supports Jordan in the implementation of the national anti-corruption strategy

    The United Nations Development Programme provided support to the Anti-Corruption Commission in implementing the national anti-corruption strategy through technical and logistical support.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    Arab Region: Making sure that everyone counts

    Cairo - Population and development in the Arab region were issues discussed this week in Cairo, during a three-day conference that ended with a declaration highlighting the need to empower women, promote gender equality, and step up efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 21 Jun 2013
    UNDP Director for the Regional Bureau for Arab States statement on Mogadishu UN attack

    UNDP Director for the Regional Bureau for Arab States, Sima Bahous, joins Administrator Helen Clark in strongly condemning the attack which occurred on 19 June on the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, where UNDP personnel were among the casualties.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    UNDP appalled by cowardly attack on UN compound in Mogadishu

    New York - UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark has strongly condemned the attack today on the UN Common Compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, where UNDP personnel were among the casualties.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia statement on Mogadishu UN attack

    Mogadishu – The UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has condemned the violent attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Study on corruption and integrity in Iraq’s public sector released

    Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, with the support of the Central Statistics Office, has launched findings from its study on corruption and integrity in the country’s public sector.

  • 17 Jun 2013
    Testing biometric voter registration Kit - The future of elections in Yemen

    SANA’A, Long-considered controversial, outdated and political fractious, the current voter registry is being reformed. The Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum, SCER, with technical support from the international community, , is leading a massive and ambitious project to transform the hand-written, and labour-intensive registry process into a biometric voter register that will ensure security and electoral integrity for years to come.

  • 02 Jun 2013
    UNDP supports Riyadh Municipality in its efforts to provide better services

    Riyadh – Mayor of Riyadh, H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel and UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Riyad Al-Ahmad signed, earlier this week, an agreement for a new project. This project (with a total annual budget of (USD 500,000) aims to support capacity development for sustainable public service management.

  • 02 May 2013
    UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem

    UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had no role in the tournament, its naming or any other activity related to it. It was not informed about the activity in question.