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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.
10 Apr 2013
Kuwait City - The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait has hosted a roundtable discussion on promoting the private sector development in The State of Kuwait. The event took place at the UN House in Mishref and included participants interested in improving the private sector.
04 Apr 2013
New York —To inspire further action, the United Nations and its partners around the world are marking 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – during the next week.
04 Apr 2013
Top UN development official Helen Clark to visit Jordan to discuss development priorities in the Arab Region
Amman – The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), Helen Clark arrives in Amman on 7 April 2013, on her first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
03 Apr 2013
Japan thanked for US$215.3 m contribution to UNDP for crisis prevention and recovery, poverty alleviation and governance in 22 countries
Tokyo, Japan —The Government of Japan has contributed US$215.3 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work in restoring peace and stability, disaster risk reduction, fighting poverty and improving governance in countries in transition throughout Africa, Asia, the Arab States, and the Caribbean.
02 Apr 2013
Khartoum - On the 7th and 8th of April, the international community will meet in Doha to endorse the Darfur Development Strategy (DDS) developed through a comprehensive consultation process, involving representatives of all social groups of Darfur including IDPs and women, in partnership with the Government of Sudan, the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), UN agencies, International Financial Institutions and civil society.
21 Mar 2013
New York – The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.
19 Mar 2013
More than 250 Representatives from the Arab States region gather today in Jordan for three days to agree on a common Arab position on the region’s input to the international framework for disaster risk reduction which will be agreed at the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 1st Arab Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is being held under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society.
- 14 Mar 2013
12 Mar 2013
The UN engages citizens around the world to take part in shaping the future global development agenda
New York – The United Nations and partners invite people all over the world to participate in setting the world’s future development agenda by voting in an innovative survey known as MY World, the United Nations global survey for a better world.
08 Mar 2013
Geneva/New York, 8 March 2013 - Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’s Day.