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  • 21 Mar 2013
    Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

    New York – The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

  • 19 Mar 2013
    Arab States Seek Agreement on Reducing Risk

    More than 250 Representatives from the Arab States region gather today in Jordan for three days to agree on a common Arab position on the region’s input to the international framework for disaster risk reduction which will be agreed at the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 1st Arab Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is being held under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society.

  • 19 Mar 2013
    Jordan Ryan: Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    Opening Ceremony Speech Jordan Ryan – Director BCPR/ASG - Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – Aqaba, Jordan

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Urgent job creation on a mass scale key to stability in the Arab region

  • 12 Mar 2013
    The UN engages citizens around the world to take part in shaping the future global development agenda

    New York – The United Nations and partners invite people all over the world to participate in setting the world’s future development agenda by voting in an innovative survey known as MY World, the United Nations global survey for a better world.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2012 focuses on the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    A promise is a promise: United Nations agencies in the Middle East and North Africa call for action to end violence against women and girls

    Amman/Cairo – As the world marks International Women’s Day, United Nations agencies based in the Middle East and North Africa call on governments in the region to implement the commitments they have made to gender equality and to ending violence against women and girls.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas launches appeal to End Violence Against Women

    Geneva/New York, 8 March 2013 - Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’s Day.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    UNDP chief calls for end to violence against women

    New York — UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called Friday for scaled-up efforts globally to stop violence against women, calling it a weapon of war in much of the world and a major obstacle to equality and development.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Sima Bahous: Friends of Yemen Meeting

    Statement of Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator, and UNDP Regional Director of Bureau for Arab States at the Friends of Yemen meeting.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Al-Jadeed TV joins UNDP to support “Live Lebanon”

    UNDP in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Beirut organized a press conference to launch a one-year partnership with Al-Jadeed TV and sign a memorandum of understating to support the "Live Lebanon" Initiative.

  • 04 Mar 2013
    Launching of the "Lebanese Host Communities Support" Programme

    In response to the Syrian Crisis and the increasing influx of Syrian displaced to Lebanon, the Ministry of Social Affairs in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a press conference to launch the "Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme" on 28 February.

  • 03 Mar 2013
    Sima Bahous: Towards sustainable human development in the Arab region: Progress, challenges, and the world we want

    Remarks of Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme at the regional workshop on “Post-2015 Development Priorities for the Arab World.”

  • 26 Feb 2013
    UNAIDS, UNDP back plan for poorest countries to keep low-cost access to life-saving drugs

    New York — The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) called today for renewing a provision that allows the world’s poorest countries access to life-saving drugs at costs they can afford, ahead of talks on the issue in Geneva next week.

  • 25 Feb 2013
    Women for lasting peace

    UNDP and a group of prominent female politicians launched the national initiative, Iraqi Women Platform for Lasting Peace, a mechanism to contribute to sustainable peace and development in Iraq. The forum will attempt to stop any further violence by engaging all communities through dialogue.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Mines action becomes critical for economic recovery in Yemen

    Under the leadership of the National Mines Action Committee (NMAC), the Yemen Mines Action Center (YEMAC) and UNDP developed a new project document to take into account the new challenges in the field of mines action as a result of the recent conflicts, particularly in the North and the South of the country.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    Increased support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility in Yemen

    Sana’a – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its support to the Emergency Capacity Development Facility managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initial 1,000,000 USD contribution will be channeled to Yemen via the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund for Crisis Prevention and Recovery through an agreement between the Headquarters of the agencies.

  • 24 Feb 2013
    New partnership to assess governance in Yemen

    Sana’a – A project document to be signed today by the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Yemen to undertake an assessment of formal and informal governance in Yemen. A large partnership, comprising the Government of Yemen as well as the academia and national NGOs, will be in charge of conducting this unprecedented exercise in the country.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    UNDP Deputy cites 'exciting moment' in Somalia's history

    In recognition of increased peace and progress in Somalia, UN Under Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan visited Mogadishu yesterday to meet with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, police recruits at the police training academy and civil society representatives.

  • 18 Feb 2013
    Innovative approach for youth employment generation in Yemen

    Minister of Youth, Japan Ambassador, UNDP Senior Country Director, MOPIC Deputy Minister, Deputy Secretary of the Capital and PM Advisor listen to the voices of youth and their business ideas