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Perspectives on SDG-based Resilience Planning in the Arab Region

This paper, shows many post conflict countries in the world, including in the Arab Region (e.g.Somalia, Iraq, Sudan) have already started to use the SDGs as a framework to align their national…  


ECOSOC Youth Forum

Remarks at Youth & Climate Session – Opening Segment  


Can Innovation work in crisis-affected areas?

Somalia has lately been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Two of the world’s leading broadcasters – the BBC and Reuters – have hailed the country’s efforts to tap into the potential of…  


Young Somali Innovators getting Future Ready

Gifted young Somalis are learning ways to turn their innovative ideas and development solutions into start-ups and social enterprises. A new initiative called ‘Future Ready’ is providing valuable…  


Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States

In the Arab States, the causes of crises, food insecurity, malnutrition and vulnerability to climate change impacts are deeply interlinked and require multifaceted responses  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

The year 2017 was momentous for Somalia, with the inauguration of a new president and parliament following a historic electoral process, and also the launch of a National Development Plan (2017–19).…  


Somali leaders and the international community determined to make somalia famine resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


The SDGs and Human Rights

The universal periodic review (UPR) is a state-driven mechanism of the human rights council (HRC) aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 united nations (UN)…  


Peacebuilding through parliaments

We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to…  

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