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08 Mar 2013
A promise is a promise: United Nations agencies in the Middle East and North Africa call for action to end violence against women and girls
Amman/Cairo – As the world marks International Women’s Day, United Nations agencies based in the Middle East and North Africa call on governments in the region to implement the commitments they have made to gender equality and to ending violence against women and girls.
07 Mar 2013
New York — UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called Friday for scaled-up efforts globally to stop violence against women, calling it a weapon of war in much of the world and a major obstacle to equality and development.
24 Feb 2013
Sana’a – A project document to be signed today by the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Yemen to undertake an assessment of formal and informal governance in Yemen. A large partnership, comprising the Government of Yemen as well as the academia and national NGOs, will be in charge of conducting this unprecedented exercise in the country.
20 Feb 2013
In recognition of increased peace and progress in Somalia, UN Under Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan visited Mogadishu yesterday to meet with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, police recruits at the police training academy and civil society representatives.
15 Feb 2013
The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.
07 Feb 2013
The Palestinian Industrial Estate and UNDP sign an Exchange of Letters funded by the Government of Japan
Ramallah – The Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority (PIEFZA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of the Representative Office of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, signed an exchange of letters worth USD 1,487,532 to establish an administration building for the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park.
05 Feb 2013
The Arab uprisings have exposed skewed development policies, social justice deficits and over two decades of poorly managed economic liberalization, according to a joint report by the International Labour Organization and the UN Development Programme released on Tuesday (February 5).
05 Feb 2013
The economic past experience of industrial countries, has shown that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in the economic development of all industrial countries, through their perceived role in transferring innovative ideas into reality.
03 Feb 2013
Cairo – Egypt was the first country in the region to sign today a project agreement with the United Nations to expand opportunities for Egyptian youth in the area of volunteerism.
23 Jan 2013
Second international conference on learning difficulties and attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder to be held
The Kuwait Association For Learning Differences (KALD) along with UNDP Kuwait held a press conference today at UN House to mark the occasion of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Difficulties and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment & Intervention
21 Jan 2013
UNDP Regional Director: The Arab people look to their leaders for bold actions to maximize political, social and economic inclusion
Riyadh - UN Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director of UNDPs Bureau for Arab States, Dr. Sima Bahous, said in Riyadh today that the Third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit is an opportune time for the Arab Leaders to address the legitimate demands and aspirations of the Arab populations for equitable development, dignity and freedom.
10 Jan 2013
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed a new agreement to strengthen their partnership and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic development projects in Iraq. The focus of the partnership will be in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, irrigation, transportation and industry.
03 Jan 2013
The Hawd Plateau is like many areas in Somalia. The landscape is arid. The sun, relentless and blinding, scorches the earth. Riverbeds are almost always dry, and livestock, the lifeblood of this country, seek cover from the heat under the thin shadows cast by Acacia trees.
17 Dec 2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reconfirms its strong commitment and support to the transitional process through its continued support to Yemen’s update to the Voter Registry, Constitutional Referendum and post-Referendum elections by the signing of an agreement in the amount of 27 million SEK (approximately US $4 million) with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) for the implementation of the Support to the Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project in Yemen.
10 Dec 2012
Cairo – Policy makers, legislators and national opinion leaders from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia concluded consultations in a two-day, subregional forum on best strategies for advocating for women’s equal voice and participation in post-revolutionary elections.
06 Dec 2012
Doha – Water scarcity and consequently food insecurity are critical issues in the Arab States region, and climate change will exacerbate these already existing vulnerabilities, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) hosted in Qatar.
06 Dec 2012
Strengthening the rule of law, justice and security will be critical for the stability and inclusive growth of Arab states, especially those now facing the transition to democracy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
05 Dec 2012
UNDP and the Council of Representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 2 December 2012 that defines their future cooperation and partnership.
04 Dec 2012
Baghdad - Ms. Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group concluded a three day visit to Baghdad.
30 Nov 2012
Increasing access to sustainable energy - OFID contributes to UNDP’s initiative on renewable energy in Gaza
Jerusalem – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement worth USD529,300 to co-finance the Renewable Energy Generation through Solar Panels project in the Gaza Strip.