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UN Chiefs Call for Increased Support for Vulnerable Syrians and the Region, as the Brussels Conference Set to Open

As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UN Chiefs are calling urgently for increased support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting…  


UN Shows Strong Support for Economic Stability in Lebanon

Paris, April 6 – One month before Lebanon holds its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade, the United Nations called for continued international support for Lebanon’s political and economic…  


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…  


Mourad Wahba: Opening of International Conference on Promoting women's political participation, essential support for political reform processes and sustainable development

Let me begin today by expressing my gratitude for your kind invitation to me to participate in this important conference that highlights one of the most important priorities for reform and pillars of…  


The Constitution at the service of citizens in Algeria: UNDP supports Constitutional Council’s pursuit to enable citizens to appeal the unconstitutionality of laws

Algiers – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today an agreement with the Constitutional Council of Algeria to support a set of reforms that institute accessible procedures to…  


Measures of Prevention: Improving the Impact of Prevention of Violent Extremism programming – New tools

Good morning Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues, I join Assistant Secretary-General Mar Dieye in thanking Ambassador Bahous of the Mission of Jordan, and Ambassador Hattrem of the…  


Improving the Impact of Prevention of Violent Extremism Programming

Good morning, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear colleagues, Let me begin by thanking the Permanent Mission of Jordan and the Permanent Mission of Norway [in particular H.E. Sima Bahous and…  


New toolkit offers support with preventing violent extremism

Programmes aiming to prevent violent extremism need to be grounded in the context in which they are intervening, based on evidence and have a realistic monitoring framework, according to a new toolkit…  


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…  


Regional stakeholder consultation to tackle expanding economic opportunities in response to the Syria crisis

Istanbul, Turkey – A multi-stakeholder consultation, bringing together over 70 representatives from government, UN agencies, I/NGOs and the private sector from Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq…  

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