Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at the Supporting Syria and the Region follow up event

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at the Supporting Syria and the Region follow up event, Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York Wednesday, 21 September 2016, at 12.35pm I would like to thank Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this important event with the UN. Sadly, this event takes...

World leaders have an historic opportunity to support migrants and refugees

Two years ago, I traveled to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. I met a Syrian refugee family there who had recently fled Raqqa. Unable to find regular work, the family was depending on the labour of their 12-year-old daughter who was working in the fields. The family and this young girl herself would have preferred her...

Striving to meet promises to refugees and host communities

Assessing economic opportunity in countries affected by the Syria crisis. The recent World Humanitarian Summit, held in May 2016 in Istanbul, as well as the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London, held earlier in February, represented important milestones in the search for more sustainable responses to...

Palestinian Ministry of Labor and UNDP Sign Agreement with Funds from Islamic Development Bank

Gaza – The Ministry of Labour, represented by H.E. Mamoun Abu Shahla, and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Roberto Valent, signed a USD 5 million Memorandum of Understanding to implement the Rapid Employment Generation project in the Gaza Strip, targeting recent graduates and unemployed youth....

Calm in the crisis: Snapshots of daily life for women inside Syria

Meet the mothers, daughters, aunts and sisters holding families and communities together in war-torn Syria

Qatar Signing
UNDP and QDF forge strategic partnership for Development

Istanbul - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Qatar Development Fund signed today in Istanbul, on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit, in the presence of Qatar Development Fund Chairman Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their...

Building a better future for Syrians in Turkey

In this blog series leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on responding to conflict and disasters. As thousands leave Syria for safer lands, images of white tents and perilous boat journeys have flooded the world’s media. But there’s another...