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04 Jul 2013
Inauguration of mobile health clinic in Bethlehem with funds from the Governments of Italy, Belgium and UNDP
The clinic aims at improving the Palestinian population’s access to primary healthcare services in Area C through innovative eco-sustainable infrastructure solutions. The establishment of a mobile health clinic that has a minimal-environmental impact, transportable with an alternative folding mechanism will allow for it to reach several communities in the area.
02 Jul 2013
European Union and UNDP sign a € 2.4 million agreement with Al Quds University to preserve Palestinian cultural heritage
Jerusalem –In the presence of Mr Michael Köhler, Director for Neighbourhood at the European Commission's DG DEVCO and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator Mr Frode Mauring, the European Union and UNDP signed a contribution agreement worth € 2.4 million in an effort to safeguard cultural heritage in the old city of Jerusalem.
01 Jul 2013
Geneva – With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
30 Jun 2013
SANA’A, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Turkey signed an agreement today, confirming Turkey’s support to UNDP’s Support to Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project.
27 Jun 2013
Cairo - The United Nations and the Government of Egypt signed three Country’s Programme Action Plans (CPAPs) with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA).
19 Jun 2013
Palestinian Prime Minister and the Representative of UNDP sign a partnership agreement in support of area C and East Jerusalem
Ramallah–19 June 2013 – His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah welcomed today Mr Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator to discuss joint efforts in supporting the Government’s national development plans and launch the “FAIR” Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in ‘Area C’ and East Jerusalem programme
12 Jun 2013
Ramallah, 12 June 2013–The Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) held a consultation workshop on Wednesday with Palestinian Civil Society Organizations to discuss the draft accountability strategy which aims to enhance general oversight within the PCP and public trust.
07 Jun 2013
New York/Geneva - The ongoing conflict in Syria is undermining development, not only inside Syria, where the human consequences of the conflict are devastating – but also across the region, said the UN Development Programme (UNDP) at the launch of a US$4.4 billion humanitarian appeal for the victims of the crisis presented today by the UN in Geneva.
07 Jun 2013
UN agencies and partners launch largest ever humanitarian appeal for Syrians: US$4.4 billion needed for emergency aid for 2013
Geneva - Millions of ordinary men, women and children are bearing the brunt of the brutal conflict in Syria, said Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, as they appealed today for an additional US$3.1 billion to meet growing humanitarian needs in Syria and among refugees in the surrounding region this year. The total requirements for the whole of 2013 are $4.4 billion.
26 May 2013
Sana'a - The United Kingdom, Sweden and Japan announced today a contribution of US $15,200,000 in support of the coming voter registration, Referendum and electoral process in Yemen. This support will be channeled through the Multi-donors Basket Fund, administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and will serve to bolster the implementation of the Support to the Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project in Yemen.
23 May 2013
Towards a green economy: The Palestinian Engineers Association and UNDP launch the national green building guidelines
Ramallah – In an effort to create a healthier and more resource efficient models of construction, the Palestinian Engineers Association and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the National Green Building Guidelines in partnership with the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council on 23 May 2013 in Ramallah.
14 May 2013
His Excellency Eng. Ahmad Al Qatarneh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, stated in his opening remarks “This policy is considered the first of its kind in the field of climate change in the Middle East, as the policy is developed through a national consultation process led by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the National Energy Research Center and the United Nations Development Programme as part of the “Developing policy-relevant capacity for implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions in Jordan (CB2)”project.”
06 May 2013
Ramallah – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today the second phase of a highly successful jobs and small business programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Authority and funded through the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
02 May 2013
New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation (ITFC) of the Islamic Development Bank agreed today to cooperate in the Arab States region on fighting poverty and creating jobs.
18 Apr 2013
Geneva —The State of Kuwait has contributed US$2 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) emergency support to the people of Syria as they struggle to rebuild lives and livelihoods disrupted by the ongoing crisis there.
18 Apr 2013
Amman – Regional development experts concluded a three-day workshop on Thursday, 18 April 2013, with recommendations to check the expansion of the Arab world’s informal economy.
17 Apr 2013
Mogadishu, Somalia – Every year, a staggering quarter of a million tonnes of charcoal is exported from Somalia to Gulf countries. To produce this amount, 4.4 million trees are cut down, and 72,900 hectares of land cleared. In a country already prone to natural disasters such as flooding and drought, the impact this has on the natural environment and the people who rely on it for their livelihoods has proven devastating.
14 Apr 2013
Cairo, Egypt – Today, representatives of the Ministries of Youth in five Arab countries and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme are officially launching the “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project.
11 Apr 2013
More international support needed for Jordan to cope with Syrian refugees, says UN development chief
Amman, Jordan— Greater international support is needed for countries currently absorbing increasing waves of refugees fleeing Syria, including Jordan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said yesterday as she wrapped up a four day visit to Jordan.
10 Apr 2013
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opens Arab Post – 2015 Forum in Amman Forum calls for active participation in shaping “the world we want”
Amman, Jordan – The United Nations Development Group launched the regional Arab Development Forum today in Jordan as part of the global United Nations-led consultations on the Post – 2015 development agenda.
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