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  • 28 Oct 2014
    The EIF partnership welcomes Somalia as its 50th beneficiary country

    The Federal Republic of Somalia has become the 50th country to join the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the only Aid for Trade programme entirely dedicated to LDCs and recently graduated countries.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Syrian Refugee Programme

    Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighbouring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    UNDP signs USD 10 million agreement with Islamic Development Bank for housing in Gaza

    Jerusalem – UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the Palestinian Government, represented by the Prime Minister’s office, signed a USD 10 million agreement with the Islamic Development Bank to reconstruct partially damaged housing units in Gaza.

  • 25 Oct 2014
    Yemeni Government and partners validate roadmap to improve rural livelihoods and employment for women, youth and marginalized groups

    Sana’a, the Government of Yemen requested support from the United Nations to accelerate progress on reducing poverty. Under a joint leadership by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Local Administration, partners and stakeholders have since August this year worked to identify bottlenecks hindering development. Through participatory consultations, a tool developed by UNDP and adopted by the United Nations Development Group known as the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) has been applied. Identified priorities and the way forward agreed upon was today presented to partners and stakeholders in Sana’a.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    EU and UNDP Celebrate the Launch of the Second Phase of the Project to Help Develop the North West Coast and Mine Action

    The European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Egypt Country Office and the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation celebrate today the launch of the EU and UNDP Partnership Agreement to support the North-West Coast Development Plan and Relevant Mine Action Phase II. The EU has fully funded this project with 4.7 million Euros which will help clear mines, reintegrate mine victims into the economy and create awareness in the community.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Conference: “Corporate Responsibility in Egypt; Building on experiences in the Netherlands!”

    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organizes the conference “Corporate Responsibility in Egypt; Building on experiences in the Netherlands!” on Tuesday, October 14 in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    The Waldensian Church Donates $650,000 to UNDP’s Lebanon Host Communities Support Project

    The Waldensian Church in Italy signed a Cost-Sharing Agreement (CSA) with UNDP on Tuesday September 30 2014, donating $ 650,000 to the aid of the Lebanese host communities. This very generous contribution through the Lebanon Host Community Support project (LHSP), the joint project between UNDP and the Ministry of Social affairs in Lebanon (MOSA), will be a great support and will improve host communities life conditions, as well as help fund interventions on social inclusion between host communities and Syrian Refugees.

  • 20 Oct 2014
    H.E. Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Yemen, returns to Aden after 30 years

    H.E. Katsuyoshi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Yemen, visited Aden for the first time since 1980. Japan’s support to southern Governorates extends to a wide array of interventions towards the stabilization and economic recovery of the region including returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

  • 14 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary General visits UNDP fishermen project in Gaza

    Gaza Strip – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited one of the UNDP projects that support Gaza fisheries, where he met with Gaza’s sole registered fisherwoman.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    United Nations Development Group affirms support for Arab Region at a “turning point.”

    Amman, 14 October – Today the regional leadership of the United Nations Development Group met in Amman and confirmed its support for the Arab States, Middle East and North Africa region at the critical juncture it faces.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    “Sharek.org” named best CSR initiative in the Middle East and Africa - Egyptian Private Sector Shines with Gold in Paris

    Egypt’s private sector was celebrated in Paris last week, when P&G, PwC and IBM’s Egyptian affiliates collectively won the Gold Prize for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program in the Middle East and Africa, at the prestigious Stevie International Business Awards. The 3 Egyptian CSR pioneers won the golden prize after their initiative “Sharek.org”, the first-of-its-kind website in Egypt and the Arab World aimed at encouraging corporate volunteerism.

  • 12 Oct 2014
    Secretary General reaffirms UN’s support to Tunisia in its transition to democracy.

    Tunis - UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon applauded the progress that Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring has made in its transition and highlighted the importance of the Constitution that country has adopted in January of 2014, calling it one of the most progressive constitutions in the Arab world. He also underscored the necessity of carrying out the upcoming elections in a peaceful environment and in a transparent and credible manner where the results of the elections would be accepted by all citizens.

  • 30 Sep 2014
    Combatting Malaria in Sudan Distribution of Over Five Million Insecticide Treated Bed Nets

    Khartoum - The National Malaria Control Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and UNICEF launched the second phase of the bed net distribution plan in 2014. During this campaign that will be conducted during the period of September 13-27, 2014 about 1.16 million bed nets will be distributed bringing the total number of distributed bed nets to more than five million in various states of Sudan.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Launching of the partnership between Formatech and UNDP Promoting the Millennium Development Goals

    The United Nations Development Programme launched a signature ceremony to highlight its partnership with Formatech at the UNDP Country Office.

  • 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
    “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.

  • 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
    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.