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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…  


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…  


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…  


UN And Partners Launch Plan To Support Syrian Refugees And Countries Hosting Them As Number Of Syrian Refugee New-Borns Reaches One Million Mark

“These one million children have largely been born into a situation where poverty and unemployment are common, early marriage and child labour occur, and an education is not always secure” said Amin…  


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…  


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…  

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