Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today
There is still a long way to go before we achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, but there is one reason for optimism: young people, in all their diversity.
The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) was launched in 2015 as an initiative to build the region’s most dynamic network, working at the intersection of youth, innovation and sustainable development.
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
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.

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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

0.69

Human Dev. Index

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