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Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

The cumulative implications of climate change, biodiversity loss, water insecurity, land degradation and toxic pollution threaten achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the…  


Tracking SDG progress in the Arab region is now available to everyone

As countries report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress at the High-Level Political Forum, they need data to review their performance and identify priority areas for action.  


First Africa Economic Forum in Djibouti: Private sector investment in sustainable infrastructures key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Djibouti – Over 800 business leaders, private sector investors and government economic officials from across Africa and China met in the first Africa Economic Forum and Exhibition to discuss the…  


World Environment Day - 5 June 2018

Statement on World Environment Day - Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution  


Youth Leadership Programme

UNDP Arab States launched the Youth Leadership Programme ﴾YLP﴿ in 2015. It begun with YLP 1 (2015), proceeded with YLP 2 in 2016 and YLP3 in 2017 and will launch YLP4 in May 2018.  


Youth Leadership Programme “Innovating for Sustainable Impact” Regional Launch 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…  


Statement of Sarah Poole, Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP On the occasion of “Rural Women in the Arab Region: Cases of Challenges and Resilience”

At the outset, on behalf of UNDP I would like to express our thanks to the Arab Women’s Organisation and UNWOMEN for organising this event, as an important contribution to CSW focused specifically on…  


International Women’s Day

Women’s movements dominate today’s global conversation. From #MeToo and #TimesUp spotlighting sexual harassment and abuse, to #NiUnaMenos, the not one less movement protesting femicide, women voices…  


Governments of the Future

Let me start with a frank confession: I am a passionate believer in the potential of technology as we make sustainable development and inclusive societies a reality  


New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  

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