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Upgrade “When I returned to school, I was overwhelmed with joy.”

Ahmed Al Abani is nine years old and lives in Sirt, Libya. Because he uses a wheelchair, he and his family have had to struggle to fulfill his right to a quality education.  


UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner Official Mission to Yemen

UNDP’s Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner has returned from a five-day visit to Yemen where he traveled to Aden, Sana’a, and Hodeidah, to meet with communities, officials, and members of the United…  


UNDP Administrator’s Statement Mission to Yemen

I have just returned from five days in Yemen, where I traveled to Aden, Sana’a, and Hodeidah, to meet with communities, officials, and members of the UN family.  


Innovation for Crisis

‘Innovation’ has been the buzzword of the decade, often overused and at times misunderstood. In business, politics and academia, innovation has become the preferred term to talk about new, different…  


Igniting change for women in Iraq: Huda

About half of Iraq’s engineering graduates are female — but proving to find work after studying is sometimes a challenge. As the lead site Engineer at Al Qubba Substation in Mosul, Huda shows this…  


Igniting change for women in Iraq: Nibras

As the lead Site Engineer for the Domeez electricity substation in Mosul, Nibras is challenging gender stereotypes about women working in construction in Iraq.  


Arab Pathways to Sustainable Development

July is a time of reflection and debate around the sustainable development goals (SDGs), as UN member states convene for the Economic and Social Council High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and the UN…  


SDG 16 as an accelerator for the 2030 Agenda

UNDP is working with a broad alliance to highlight the importance of peace, justice and strong institutions.  


Social innovators, leaders, and powerful forces for change

Throughout the Arab region UNDP’s rapidly-growing Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is helping young men and women to become positive change-makers and fullfil their dreams of a more just, equal and…  


No more missed opportunities

Tapping the potential of UNDP's national staff through the Global Policy Network.  

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