Civil society organizations are playing critical roles in response to the Syria crisis, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries.
I would like to begin by thanking His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Abu El Geit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States and His Excellency His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zeid President of the Arab Water Council for extending this opportunity to be here to open the 5th General Assembly of the Arab Water Counc
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent our most ambitious development agenda ever, setting the vision, framework and targets for the transition to a sustainable and resilient society
In urging countries to support the humanitarian appeal for Yemen, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stressed that relief now and development must go hand in hand to avoid a bigger crisis in the long run
While localisation is not an entirely new concept, the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 included several commitments reinforcing the need to respect and support the role of national and local actors.
11 Arab countries were represented as Governments, UN Agencies, Civil Society and academic experts gathered in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss how violent extremism can be prevented in the Arab states region.

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392.4 million

Population

7.4

People living on less than $1.25 per day

50.6%

Labour force participation rate

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