According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries.
On this year’s international Youth Day, see how UNDP is working with the Government of Iraq to create #SafeSpaces4Youth
Against the backdrop of rapidly rising tension, violence, poverty and alarming unemployment rates reaching 60%, the United Nations is moving urgently to create employment opportunities and develop economic recovery initiatives for youth and women in the Gaza Strip
The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly
In the Arab States, the causes of crises, food insecurity, malnutrition and vulnerability to climate change impacts are deeply interlinked and require multifaceted responses
Tripoli, 12 July 2018 – The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts.

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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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