Top UN Regional Development Official visits Yemen: Immediate focus on strengthening resilience and stabilization while international community considers long-term support.
Oct 9, 2017
Aden, Yemen – In the immediate term, UNDP will focus its work in areas geared to helping strengthen the resilience of war-affected Yemeni communities and to support stabilization, including demining, maintaining local governance and service-delivery structures, and creating employment for youth, according to UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Mourad Wahba.
Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says
Oct 2, 2017
Brussels – First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.
Together for peace with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon
Sep 22, 2017
Maha is from Homs in Syria. The conflict in her home country forced her to leave her home and seek refuge in neighbouring Jordan. The 51-year-old tailor lost one of her sons in the war and is now the sole provider for her family of eight.
The Road to Lebanon’s Future in Focus
Sep 20, 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, UNDP Lebanon held the Social Good Summit (SGS) 2017 in Beirut, at Teatro Verdun on Tuesday. Around 300 attendees arrived at the Summit, among them university students, activists, journalists, opinion leaders, and youth from different parts around Lebanon.
UNDP and Republic of Sudan Screen Iman at United Nations Headquarters
Aug 29, 2017
The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme and the Permanent Mission of Sudan to the United Nations today hosted a screening at United Nations Headquarters in New York of Iman: When Faith is at the Crossroads.
UNDP and Sida sign a $6.7 million agreement to advance economic integration in the Arab region
Aug 22, 2017
Amman - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) signed today a cost-sharing agreement in the amount of USD 6.7 million (SEK 54,800,000) for three years to strengthen Arab economic integration for inclusive sustainable development.
UK contributes US$5.2 million to UNDP's stabilization in Iraq
Jul 17, 2017
Baghdad – The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the UK’s total contribution to FFS to US$15 million to date.
Gaza Economy - Nearing Total Collapse: A UNDP Report on Challenges to Economic Recovery and Long-Term Development in Gaza
Jul 12, 2017
Gaza - Gaza’s private sector, the engine of future economic growth potential, is presently incapacitated due to the blockade, restrictions on movement and access to natural resources and markets, and recurrent destructive wars, according to the latest Gaza economic recovery report released today by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in Gaza, and authored by Dr Mohammed Samhouri.
European Union and UNDP support social protection for community resilience in Yemen
Jul 5, 2017
Brussels —The European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict.
UN Agencies and Microsoft Join Hands to Create Jobs for Communities affected by the Syria Crisis
May 23, 2017
Amman - United Nations Agencies and Microsoft signed an agreement today to work together to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria Crisis.