Learn more


From Zahle’s Municipal Police: A Tribute to All the Women Out There, who said #YesWeCan

On International Women’s Day, the female municipal police of Zahle have a message to the world. Standing tall in their uniforms, they proudly convey a message UNDP has long been promoting: The time…  


Connecting cook and customer in Libya

For much of their lives, Fatima Nasser and Aziza Adam have lived with war. And yet it has not stopped the young Libyan entrepreneurs from trying to make change in their society. They are the…  


International Women’s Day

Theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’  


Consultation for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

The Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women, are organizing the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality that will take place April 24-26.  


'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.  


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…  


Statement of Mourad Wahba: Regional Dialogue on Gender-Justice and the Law

I would like to begin by thanking ESCWA for welcoming us here in Beirut for this important dialogue on gender-justice and the law, and, since this is the first time I am seeing him in his new…  


Gender Justice and the law study

UNDP, in partnership with UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, has conducted this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region to provide a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies…  


Launch of the report: Gender Justice & the Law – Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region

The discussions organized during the launch event (day 1) and subsequent technical workshop (day 2) will provide an opportunity to highlight the key challenges in the region to eliminate gender…  


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Arab States 
Go to UNDP Global