UNDP welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its role in the country's transition to democracyOct 9, 2015New York – Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secretary-General, and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau of Arab States, welcomed today’s decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its “decisive contribution” to the democratic transition in the Tunisia.
UNDP Supports Civil Society in Yemen to Document Human Rights Violations Oct 1, 2015Sana’a– UNDP together with UN WOMEN and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has started training Yemeni civil society organizations to independently document human rights violations and provide psychosocial support to victims of the ongoing conflict.
Helen Clark: Remarks at the Side Event on the Role of Islamic Finance in Implementing the Sustainable Development GoalsSep 26, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this important discussion on the role of Islamic Finance in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank Mr. Alpay for the warm welcome, and the Islamic Development Bank for co-organising this event with UNDP. I also acknowledge my fellow speakers and panelists: Sayed Aqa, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmed Fayed, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Dr. Zul Kifl Salami, Cevdet Yilmaz, and my UNDP colleague Magdy Martinez-Soliman.
Opening Remarks of Ms. Sima Bahous On the occasion of the Prioritizing Education and Sustainable Development: SDGs 4 and 16 — in Action through PartnershipsSep 26, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this event, which is a much-welcomed chance to strengthen our commitment for Youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at an important juncture for the world community.
Yemen – Emergency Employment to Bring Relief to Host Communities and Internally DisplacedSep 23, 2015Sana’a – A new scheme supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched yesterday to provide 500 new emergency jobs for people affected by conflict in Yemen, with half aimed at young people under the age of 30.
Sudan Peace Symposium: How to make peace lastSep 21, 2015Sudan Peace Symposium was held at the University of Khartoum from 8-10 September, 2015. The Symposium combined panel discussions, a futures thinking for peacebuilding workshop, and an Arts for Peace festival. The series of events were designed to revitalize discussions on the future of peacebuilding in Sudan.
A Future During Crisis: Yemeni Youth Receive Key Job Skills Sep 20, 2015Sana’a, Yemen -- 135 young men and women from Hajjah governorate in Yemen have graduated from a vocational training course hosted by the Sun Rise Institute and Sana’a University on Monday. Participants of this initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Netherlands, the non-governmental organizations ZOA and Millennium Development Foundation acquired key practical and theoretical job skills that include water harvesting techniques, maintenance of solar panels and solar-water pumps, plumbing and marketing of hygiene products. Another batch of around 170 youth is expected to start the training in October.
Libyan CSOs sign agreement to kick off projects for UNDP Civic Engagement Grant Fund Phase II Sep 17, 2015A group of Libyan Civil Society Organizations signed agreements with UNDP Libya last month as part of the Civic Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) Phase II, officially kicking off activities for their projects across the country.
Inter-regional parliamentary conference:Parliamentary Groups key to effective representation of citizens’ interests in a diverse societySep 17, 2015Tunis – More than 80 parliamentarians from the Arab region, Europe and North America debated the importance of emerging political groups inside the Parliament as an essential component of diversity and political pluralism— a prerequisite for parliamentary effectiveness in representing the interests and aspirations of a diverse society
$15 million worth of new environmental projects in EgyptSep 15, 2015The Ministry of Environment in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has succeeded in obtaining a new package of grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) worth $11 million to implement three projects within the national environmental priorities and promote Egypt’s partnership with the international community as regards to the implementation of international environmental conventions