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New Study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region: Challenges persist as Arab Countries advance on Laws affecting Gender Equality

Beirut – Many Arab countries have introduced positive legislative reforms that promote gender equality and protect women from violence

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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…  


UNDP and Japan deepen cooperation for community resilience in Syria and Yemen

New York– Unprecedented numbers of people are affected by conflicts and humanitarian crisis in the Arab States Region  


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…  


Ministry of Environment and UNDP Sign Two New Projects to Foster Environment Conservation Efforts in Egypt in Presence of the Egyptian Prime Minister

Conservation of Biodiversity into the tourism development and meeting Egypt’s international commitments are the two focus areas of today’s signing ceremony. In a sign of the exerted efforts in the…  


UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Mourad Wahba and Egypt’s Prime Minister meet in Cairo

UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and UNDP Regional Director for the Arab States, Mourad Wahba met today with H.E. Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in Cairo in…  


Message from UNDP Administrator International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In the 25 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, human development has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has increased economic and social…  


UNDP and United Arab Emirates partner to bring new talent into the development field

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and UNDP signed a new Memorandum of Understanding today that will allow UAE nationals to join the agency as full-time staff under a Junior Professional Officer Program.  


Statement of Sarah Poole: Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment

We are so grateful to have you here with us today to dive deep into the topic of Behavioural Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment.  


Sarah Poole, UNDP Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States: Breaking stereotypes and social barriers

Excellencies, colleagues and partners, I would like to begin by thanking the Union for the Mediterranean and the Government of Portugal for inviting me on behalf of the United Nations Development…  


EU-hosted high-level meeting on the Syria crisis

EU-hosted high-level meeting on the Syria crisis  

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