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25 Oct 2014
Yemeni Government and partners validate roadmap to improve rural livelihoods and employment for women, youth and marginalized groups
Sana’a, the Government of Yemen requested support from the United Nations to accelerate progress on reducing poverty. Under a joint leadership by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Local Administration, partners and stakeholders have since August this year worked to identify bottlenecks hindering development. Through participatory consultations, a tool developed by UNDP and adopted by the United Nations Development Group known as the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) has been applied. Identified priorities and the way forward agreed upon was today presented to partners and stakeholders in Sana’a.
14 Oct 2014
Gaza Strip – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited one of the UNDP projects that support Gaza fisheries, where he met with Gaza’s sole registered fisherwoman.
17 Aug 2014
Sana'a, The Government of Yemen requests support from the United Nations to accelerate progress on eradicating poverty. Under a joint leadership by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Local Administration, partners and stakeholders have been invited for a two day workshop to discuss the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs
26 May 2014
Gaza - With funding from the Government of Saudi Arabia, 350 families are the proud owners of houses handed over to them by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in cooperation with the Municipalities of Rafah and Beit Lahia and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
16 Feb 2014
Ramallah - The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF), today launched a new project to empower Palestinian women business owners and help build capacity to ensure that they are better enabled to sell their goods and services.
29 Jan 2014
New York– A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
25 Sep 2013
I thank His Excellency, HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for hosting this meeting and for the leadership of Saudi Arabia in co-chairing the Friends of Yemen. My thanks also go to the United Kingdom for so ably supporting the transition in Yemen, and to His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for their support to Yemen and the excellent cooperation between the UN and the Office of the GCC Secretariat in Yemen.
12 Aug 2013
Somalia is at a crossroads where decades of one of the world’s most complex and protracted conflicts have shaped a country of stark contrasts. Youth have consistently borne the brunt of the protracted conflict and, today, 73 per cent of Somalia’s population is below the age of 30, and 42 per cent is between 14 and 29 years.
01 Jul 2013
Geneva – With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
27 Jun 2013
Cairo - Population and development in the Arab region were issues discussed this week in Cairo, during a three-day conference that ended with a declaration highlighting the need to empower women, promote gender equality, and step up efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.
25 Jun 2013
Sima Bahous: Remarks on the Occasion of the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014
Regional UNDG Statement on the Occasion of the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014: Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab Region
19 Jun 2013
Palestinian Prime Minister and the Representative of UNDP sign a partnership agreement in support of area C and East Jerusalem
Ramallah–19 June 2013 – His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah welcomed today Mr Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator to discuss joint efforts in supporting the Government’s national development plans and launch the “FAIR” Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in ‘Area C’ and East Jerusalem programme
23 May 2013
Towards a green economy: The Palestinian Engineers Association and UNDP launch the national green building guidelines
Ramallah – In an effort to create a healthier and more resource efficient models of construction, the Palestinian Engineers Association and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the National Green Building Guidelines in partnership with the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council on 23 May 2013 in Ramallah.
06 May 2013
Ramallah – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today the second phase of a highly successful jobs and small business programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Authority and funded through the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
02 May 2013
New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation (ITFC) of the Islamic Development Bank agreed today to cooperate in the Arab States region on fighting poverty and creating jobs.
02 May 2013
Rebeca Grynspan: Remarks on the Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank Group / Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
Remarks for Rebeca Grynspan UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator . On the Occasion of the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Islamic Development Bank Group / Islamic Trade Finance Corporation - Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States
01 May 2013
In partnership with the Social Fund for Development and with the support of the Government of Japan, UN Development Programme has been implementing an employment creation project across six of the poorest governorates in Egypt.
11 Apr 2013
More international support needed for Jordan to cope with Syrian refugees, says UN development chief
Amman, Jordan— Greater international support is needed for countries currently absorbing increasing waves of refugees fleeing Syria, including Jordan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said yesterday as she wrapped up a four day visit to Jordan.
08 Apr 2013
The International Donors Conference for Darfur concluded today with a land mark showing of political and financial commitment from the international community towards a comprehensive and sustainable recovery and development for a region desperately in need of support.
03 Apr 2013
Japan thanked for US$215.3 m contribution to UNDP for crisis prevention and recovery, poverty alleviation and governance in 22 countries
Tokyo, Japan —The Government of Japan has contributed US$215.3 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work in restoring peace and stability, disaster risk reduction, fighting poverty and improving governance in countries in transition throughout Africa, Asia, the Arab States, and the Caribbean.
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