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  • Yemen Our Home and Sabafon partnering to bring relief to physically disabled and war victims in Sana’aApr 27, 2016Sana’a – The UNDP Yemen Our Home initiative and Sabafon Telecommunication Company, the first GSM network operator in Yemen, have signed a contribution agreement to establish a medical mobile clinic in Sho’ub District in Sana’a Capital City. The clinic will provide medical services and improve reach to the physically disabled and war-injured.

  • UNDP and OFID launch Arab Development PortalApr 25, 2016Amman, Jordan - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) today launched the Arab Development Portal (ADP), an open, one-stop, online knowledge platform providing timely data and information on development in the Arab region.

  • Ms. Sima Bahous Remarks: Arab Development Portal (ADP) Going LiveApr 25, 2016It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the launch of the Arab Development Portal. The Arab Development Portal will go live as I speak, becoming accessible not only to the 141 million internet users in the Arab States Region but also to the 3.2 billion people worldwide who are similarly plugged-in. A bi-lingual one-stop-shop, the Portal offers a dynamic, multi-source database housing 2,750 unique indicators, the majority gathered from the websites of National Statistical Offices of Arab States.

  • Sima Bahous Remarks in RBC Regional MeetingApr 18, 2016I am delighted to join you at this World Food Programme Regional Meeting for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

  • UNDP and Japan agree to expand support for restoring access to electricity in SyriaApr 15, 2016New York - The United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Government of Japan signed today a US$11.5 million agreement to expand efforts to restore reliable electricity to Syrian communities affected by the crisis in Syria. The one-year agreement will be implemented by UNDP Syria and builds on ongoing support by the Government of Japan for UNDP’s efforts to reach the most vulnerable people across the war-torn country which has been in crisis since 2011.

  • Top UN Development Official commends Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030Apr 6, 2016Cairo - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark, congratulated H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for his leadership on Egypt’s forward-looking Sustainable Development Strategy that he launched last month.

  • Helen Clark: Opening Remarks at Ministerial Conference on Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Arab Countries Social DimensionsApr 6, 2016I am delighted to join you at this Ministerial Conference on “Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Arab Countries – the Social Dimensions”.

  • Arab Women Legal e-Platform launchedMar 28, 2016Tunis – The Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR) launched the Legal and Human Rights of Women and Men: between Equality and Gaps, an online information tool that aims to feature “legal status and rights” compiling laws related to the status of gender and human rights in 20 Arab countries.

  • High level UN mission to Ramadi to launch stabilization activitiesMar 22, 2016Ramadi – The Governor of Anbar, Mr. Sohaib al-Rawi, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande, visited Ramadi today to assess conditions and provide urgently needed support to families returning to their homes.

  • Helen Clark Speech: at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) ConferenceMar 21, 2016At the outset, let me acknowledge Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace, and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and thank her for hosting this important conference.

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