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Developing a social cohesion index for the Arab region

The sociopolitical context of the Arab region before the 2011 uprisings was extensively documented in a series of in-depth reports by the United Nations.  


'Invisible' women; when home is not a sanctuary

The challenges women and girls face in returning to their communities after being associated with extremist groups.  


Universities Against Corruption

Corruption in the Arab States region has an additional enemy to fear. On this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, university students from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Tunisia came together to…  


Qatar commits 16 million to UNDP in multiyear agreement

Doha – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed a two-year commitment by the government of Qatar for $16 million to its 2019 and 2020 core resources and an additional $20 million…  


Youth Leadership Programme “Innovating for Sustainable Impact” YLP4

Building on the lessons learned and momentum generated during YLP1, 2, and 3; YLP4 in 2018 will continue its aim of unlocking the potential of youth in the region and fostering their active role in…  


UN humanitarian, development chiefs join forces towards Libya recovery from crisis

Tunis – Concluding a four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, Mr. Mourad Wahba, the Director of the UNDP…  


Iraq After ISIL: Repairing Homes, Rebuilding Communities

About UNDP’s housing work in Iraq UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) is working to repair homes in neighbourhoods across Iraq that were under ISIL control. Across Anbar and Ninewa, UNDP…  


Corruption? What corruption?

Change does not happen overnight. It requires time, perseverance, innovation and partnerships. And when there is a lot of resistance to change, you realize that you may be working in the right…  


Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shine at Knowledge Summit

UAE: The fifth annual Knowledge Summit, organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), began the proceedings of the second day with a session dedicated to the 2018…  


Changing Laws or Changing Mindsets

Across the Arab region, women can be doctors, saving hundreds of lives, managers of companies worth billions of dollars, inventers of life changing products, renowned lawyers, activist, teachers, or…  

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