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  • 13 Jul 2014
    Swiss Federal Councillor recognizes UNDP support to the local communities hosting Syrian refugees

    H.E. Swiss Federal Councillor Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police was accompanied by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr. Edward Kollen and a high level delegation from Swiss government, Jordanian government and UNDP to a field visit to witness on-site activities in Mafraq governorate.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    A response to the needs and priorities of Host Communities in Arsal

    In order to better understand the needs of the village of Arsal, the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico and UNHCR organized a visit to the area on July 10 2014.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    Japan and UNDP Egypt: Partnering for Youth Employment and Democracy Promotion

    The Government of Japan has been a key supporter of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work in restoring peace, security and stability for countries in transition throughout the world. In the Arab region, Japan has quickly responded to the wave of change that began to sweep the region in late 2010 by launching a new initiative to help achieve stability and resilience during a time of transition

  • 02 Jul 2014
    Egyptian corporate responsibility: The way forward

    Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs organized a major event held on 22 June 2014 in Cairo under the title of “Egyptian Corporate Responsibility: The Way Forward” to present three case studies on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and their recommendations

  • 25 Jun 2014
    “Live Lebanon” in cooperation with BBAC rehabilitates Beni Sakher public school

    UNDP’s Live Lebanon Initiative in partnership with BBAC launched a project aimed at equipping Beni Sakher Public School in Wadi Khaled, North Lebanon with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Bouran Boueiry. The ceremony was held at the school attended by representatives from the UNDP and BBAC along with a number of professors.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    The launch of irrigation canals in Beshwet with the support of a new development project for “Live Lebanon” and BBAC

    The municipality of Beshwet inaugurated a project to construct irrigation canals with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Fadi Salameh and the UNDP’s “Live Lebanon" initiative in partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC) and in collaboration with the Association of Cooperatives in Deir El-Ahmar, in a ceremony held in Saydet Beshwet Church in the presence of heads of municipalities and mayors in addition to political, religious and social figures.

  • 21 Jun 2014
    Libya announces polling phase for new house of representatives

    The High National Election Commission (HNEC) today launches officially the polling for electing new members of the House of Representatives scheduled to take place nationwide on June 25, 2014.

  • 11 Jun 2014
    Calling for youth volunteer stories in the Arab region

    The “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project is happy to announce its first Youth Volunteering Award. We are looking for inspiring and life-changing stories of young volunteers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, to recognize the importance of volunteering for development.

  • 04 Jun 2014
    Fletcher & Renda head to south Lebanon to follow-up on UK funded projects to host communities

    British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher visited south Lebanon where he saw first-hand the UK-funded municipalities Host Communities Programme, implemented by UNDP. The programme will support municipalities to increase delivery of livelihood services in areas of Lebanon most affected by the Syrian refugee influx.

  • 24 May 2014
    E-Missan: towards Iraq’s capital of technology

    Under the high auspices and with the participation of the Governor of Missan, Mr. Ali Dawai Lazim, a two-day consultative workshop on e-Missan Execution was held on 24-25 May in partnership with UNDP Iraq.

  • 09 May 2014
    Field simulation scenario on disasters response in byblos

    Within the scope of implementing the National Response Plan, the UNDP - Disaster Risk Management Unit at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with the collaboration of the National Committee of Disaster Management and the Response Committee of the Caza of Byblos implemented a field simulation scenario on earthquake associated with a tsunami disasters management in Byblos City on May 8 2014.

  • 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.

  • 27 Jan 2014
    Thirty youth center representatives receive training in Volunteer Management in Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt – Thirty youth centers representatives from 17 governorates of Egypt are in Cairo to participate in the first national Training of Trainers in Volunteer Management for youth centers, led by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

  • 27 Jan 2014
    New constitution a historic landmark on journey to democracy for Tunisia

    Tunisia - Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) adopted a new democratic constitution for the country by an overwhelming majority, following a peaceful and inclusive process, supported by UNDP, which saw engagement and dialogue from a wide political spectrum across the country.

  • 10 Dec 2013
    South Kordofan: Towards new prospects of peace and development

    South Kordofan State is at a crossroads in several senses, one of the best ways to ensure it takes the path of peace, development, and prosperity is to work with its population as the true drivers for the needed change in the state.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Building resources in democracy and electoral assistance training on gender and elections

    Cairo - The UNDP Regional Centre in Cairo organized the first regional BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy and Electoral Assistance) training on Gender and Elections in partnership with UN Women, institutional and civil society actors from 10 Arab countries participated in the training that took place from 1 to 4 December 2013 at Marriott Hotel.

  • 30 Nov 2013
    UNDP Administrator visits Bahrain for launch of regional report on water governance

    Manama - The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), Helen Clark, just completed a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the launch of the UNDP Regional Report, “Water Governance in the Arab Region: Managing Scarcity and Securing the future”, in the presence of H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifah, Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • 28 Nov 2013
    Signing of a project document to strengthen parliamentary administration capacities in Libya

    UNDP Libya and the General National Congress (GNC) signed project document on November 28, 2013. The signing ceremony for the project, “Strengthening and Developing GNC Parliamentary Administration Capacities” was held at GNC’s headquarters in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya.