http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches2014-08-19T08:26:59.348ZSpeechesAdobe CQSima Bahous: Opening statement at the Arab Integration -A Transformative Change for Sustainable Developmentnoemail@noemail.orglucy.ocampoI am honoured to take the floor after Her Excellency Dr. Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, who has done much to further the cause of Arab integration for sustainable development. And I am delighted to be in the company of each of you who each in her or his way is advancing this cause which we all hold so dear. http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/07/01/sima-bahous-opening-statement-at-the-arab-integration-a-transformative-change-for-sustainable-development2014-07-02T14:33:00.928Z2014-07-02T14:33:00.928ZUNDP condemns the assassination of Salwa Bugaighis.firstname.lastname@example.orgNour.ZabalawiThe Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme strongly condemns the assassination of the Libyan public figure and women’s rights activist Salwa Bugaighis. http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/06/26/united-nations-development-programme-condemns-the-assassination-of-salwa-bugaighis-2014-07-08T08:34:22.678Z2014-07-08T08:34:22.678ZSima Bahous: Message on the eve of the Top Donors Meeting in Kuwaitnoemail@noemail.orgNour.Zabalawi"Now is the time for action to support resilience" - says a report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) about the impact of the Syria crisis in the sub-region. It is against the backdrop of the international community’s inability to resolve, let alone finance the response to the crisis in Syria, that the Top Donors Group for Syria will meet in Kuwait City tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 June.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/06/18/message-from-the-administrator-on-the-eve-of-the-top-donors-meeting-in-kuwait2014-06-19T07:00:28.685Z2014-06-19T07:00:28.685ZSima Bahous: Lecture at Kyoto University "Towards Resilience in the Arab World"email@example.comIt is an honor to be here with you today in this center of excellence for the preparation of national and world leaders, the Shishu-Kan Graduate School of Advanced Leadership Studies. I thank the honorable Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto, President of the Kyoto University, and Professor Hidetoshi Kotera, Executive Vice President, for their kind invitation and warm welcome to speak with you today.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/05/21/sima-bahous-lecture-at-kyoto-university-towards-resilience-in-the-arab-world-2014-06-11T18:05:44.714Z2014-06-11T18:05:44.714ZHelen Clark: Statement at the Abu Dhabi Ascent: Conference In Support Of the UN Climate Summit firstname.lastname@example.orgThere is considerable global momentum on the need to halt deforestation and forest degradation. Success in this area will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/05/04/helen-clark-statement-at-the-abu-dhabi-ascent-conference-in-support-of-the-un-climate-summit-20142014-05-26T11:01:36.782Z2014-05-26T11:01:36.782ZSima Bahous: Lessons learned - Supporting inclusive political processes and institutions in the Arab States email@example.comI would also like to specifically acknowledge Belgium’s contribution to UNDP’s support to inclusive political processes, at a particularly critical juncture in the Arab region, when countries – such as Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen – witnessed unprecedented changes, and began their transition towards more democratic governance.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/04/30/sima-bahous-lessons-learned-supporting-inclusive-political-processes-and-institutions-in-the-arab-states-region2014-05-26T11:02:48.935Z2014-05-26T11:02:48.935ZSima Bahous: Opening statement at the Regional Consultation on Women’s Participation as a Basis for Development in the Arab Regionnoemail@noemail.orgNour.Zabalawihttp://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/04/04/sima-bahous-opening-statement-at-the-regional-consultation-on-women-s-participation-as-a-basis-for-development-in-the-arab-region2014-04-10T10:04:30.775Z2014-04-10T10:04:30.775ZSima Bahous: Statement on the occasion of the Launch of the UNDP Youth Strategynoemail@noemail.orgNour.Zabalawihttp://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/03/31/sima-bahous-statement-on-the-occasion-of-the-launch-of-the-undp-youth-strategy2014-03-31T06:09:00.726Z2014-03-31T06:09:00.726Z2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clarknoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiThis year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/03/07/2014-international-women-s-day-statement-for-helen-clark2014-03-09T09:45:59.300Z2014-03-09T09:45:59.300ZSima Bahous: How neighbouring countries are responding to the Syria crisis: resilience, stabilization and firstname.lastname@example.orgNour.ZabalawiI am pleased to welcome you to this important event in my capacity as Chair of Arab States/Middle East and North Africa Regional United Nations Development Group (R-UNDG). Today we will be presented with an overview of the National Response Plans of the Governments of Jordan and Lebanon to the Syrian refugee crisis, a crisis that continues to become more and more pronounced as a story of unspeakable human tragedy.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/01/15/opening-remarks-dr-sima-bahous-how-neighbouring-countries-are-responding-to-the-syria-crisis-resilience-stabilization-and-solidarity-2014-03-28T14:46:13.721Z2014-03-28T14:46:13.721ZHelen Clark: Speech at Launch of UNDP Regional Bureau of Arab State Report on “Water Governance in the Arab Region: managing scarcity and securing the future”email@example.comNour.ZabalawiFor sustainable and equitable access to improved water and sanitation services to be achieved, the Report launched today emphasizes the need to focus not only on increasing the supply of water, but also on promoting its efficient use and allocation. Accordingly, the Report argues that much greater attention must be placed on water governance and managementhttp://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/28/helen-clark-speech-at-launch-of-undp-regional-bureau-of-arab-state-report-on-water-governance-in-the-arab-region-managing-scarcity-and-securing-the-future-2013-12-01T08:11:03.219Z2013-12-01T08:11:03.219ZSima Bahous: Opening Remarks at the Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENA and Partner Countriesnoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiMembers of the Arab States Regional United Nations Development Group met yesterday, together with colleagues from the World Bank, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and the Resident Coordinators for Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and of course Jordan. Enjoying the hospitality of Amman, we came together to discuss our approaches for supporting people, communities and States under stress as a result of the Syria conflict.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/03/sima-bahous-opening-remarks-at-the-meeting-of-regional-united-nations-development-group-arab-states-mena-and-partner-countries2013-11-10T10:39:23.719Z2013-11-10T10:39:23.719ZSima Bahous: MSima Bahous: Remarks at the Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENAeeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENAnoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiI appreciate the flexibility of my colleagues and friends in the Regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in finding a new time for this meeting and for agreeing to meet on a Saturday. I acknowledge our guests at this meeting, in particular Margot Ellis, Nigel Fisher and Ferid Belhaj. We also have with us today the UN Resident Coordinators for Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/02/sima-bahous-meeting-of-regional-united-nations-development-group-arab-states-mena2013-11-10T10:46:04.823Z2013-11-10T10:46:04.823ZSima Bahous: Outcome Statement at the Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States/ MENAnoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiI want to sincerely thank all of you for the rich discussions we had, for your constructive comments on both sessions of the meeting. I am grateful for your commitment to move towards a more effective coordination mechanism to address the challenges of the Syrian Crisis and its spill-overhttp://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/11/02/sima-bahous-outcome-statement-at-the-meeting-of-regional-united-nations-development-group-arab-states-mena2013-11-10T10:38:27.199Z2013-11-10T10:38:27.199ZSima Bahous: Remarks at the Launch of 2013 Arab Millennium Development Goals Reportnoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiGood Afternoon. I am pleased to be here. I come from a region, and I represent a Region that is in crisis today. I also come and represent a UN Agency, UNDP, that is doing its utmost to help the region in its quest for democracy and human dignity. I will start with Syria and its spillover effect — the most immediate challenge. http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/10/sima-bahous-crisis-syria-crisis-for-development2013-10-10T03:49:28.313Z2013-10-10T03:49:28.313ZSima Bahous: Remarks at the Friends of Yemen Meetingnoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiI thank His Excellency, HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for hosting this meeting and for the leadership of Saudi Arabia in co-chairing the Friends of Yemen. My thanks also go to the United Kingdom for so ably supporting the transition in Yemen, and to His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for their support to Yemen and the excellent cooperation between the UN and the Office of the GCC Secretariat in Yemen.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/09/25/sima-bahous-remarks-at-the-friends-of-yemen-meeting2013-09-25T19:57:46.346Z2013-09-25T19:57:46.346ZSima Bahous: Remarks at the Launch of 2013 Arab Millennium Development Goals Reportnoemail@noemail.orghoda.elnahlawyIt is an honor to welcome you to the launch of the 2013 Arab Millennium Development Goals Report.
At the outset I wish to thank all of those who have worked on this high-quality report, namely the colleagues from the League of Arab States, the Members of the Regional Coordination Mechanism and the Regional United Nations Development Group, and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) who have labored to release such an accurate and insightful report amid such a dynamic and also difficult context. Special thanks are in order to ESCWA for their overall coordination of the important exercise.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/09/23/sima-bahous-remarks-at-the-launch-of-2013-arab-millennium-development-goals-report2013-09-24T09:39:19.182Z2013-09-24T09:39:19.182ZDignity or Despair in the Arab World: The Development Imperativenoemail@noemail.orgNour.ZabalawiGood Afternoon. I am pleased to be here. I come from a region, and I represent a Region that is in Crisis today. I also come and represent a UN agency, UNDP that is doing its utmost to help the region in its quest for Democracy and human dignity.http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/09/17/perspectives-for-arab-states-under-the-current-crisis-in-the-region2013-09-22T20:27:34.494Z2013-09-22T20:27:34.494ZSima Bahous: Remarks on the Occasion of the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond firstname.lastname@example.orgNour.ZabalawiRegional UNDG Statement on the Occasion of the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014: Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab Regionhttp://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/06/25/-2013-06-26T20:46:36.032Z2013-06-26T20:46:36.032ZRebeca Grynspan: Remarks on the Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank Group / Islamic Trade Finance Corporation email@example.comNour.ZabalawiRemarks for Rebeca Grynspan
UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator . On the Occasion of the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank Group / Islamic Trade Finance Corporation - Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States http://arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/05/02/rebeca-grynspan-remarks-on-the-memorandum-of-understanding-between-undp-and-the-islamic-development-bank-group-islamic-trade-finance-corporation-2013-05-07T13:46:51.712Z2013-05-07T13:46:51.712Z