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  • 18 Dec 2014
    New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

    Berlin – The dramatic economic and social consequences of the Syria crisis on that country and its neighbors demands not only a well-funded regional humanitarian and development response, said UNDP Associate Administrator Gina Casar today in Berlin as she launched a new regional appeal for Syria and its neighbours.

  • 05 Dec 2014
    UNV launches report on perceptions and recommendations for youth volunteerism in Arab States

    Cairo, Egypt – On the occasion of this year’s International Volunteer Day, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has launched a report gathering findings, perceptions and recommendations on youth volunteerism in Arab states, as part of its regional project, Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future.

  • 03 Dec 2014
    Sweden, through UNDP, to support cash assistance programme for displaced population in Gaza

    Gaza – The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People announced a USD 3.4 million contribution to fund cash assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip

  • 23 Nov 2014
    Syrian refugees in Iraq: UNDP and UNHCR to jointly work on resilience needs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today signed in Erbil an Operational Framework agreeing to pilot together resilience-based approaches in a number of areas hosting Syrian refugees in Iraq.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Enhancing Climate Resilience of the Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in Somalia

    Mogadishu, Somalia —The Government of Somalia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is set to begin an innovative project enhancing climate resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems through a US$8 million initiative.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    UNDP Launches first Lexicon of Electoral Terminology in three languages

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched in Cairo its first trilingual (Arabic, English and French) Lexicon of Electoral Terminology. With close to 500 entries, the lexicon provides clear and accurate explanations of key concepts and terms in the field of elections. The Lexicon documents the most widely accepted electoral terms in Arabic accounting for regional language variations in the eight participating countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    Government and Private Sector of Yemen hold dialogue in support of Yemen's economic development

    WASHINGTON, DC -- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yemen and the Yemeni private sector was signed today in Washington DC to foster an enabling environment for business creation and youth employment.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    Arab youth encouraged to give back as part of MBC and UNV partnership

    Dubai, Following the highly successful activation of MBC Group’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) arm, MBC Al Amal (also known as “MBC Hope”) comes another major announcement: MBC Hope has partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to celebrate the positive energy, creativity and community spirit of young volunteers who are acting as the catalysts in fostering “Hope” in the MENA Region.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Libyan Women Articulate Demands for the Constitution

    Cairo, Egypt: The United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and UN WOMEN organized a meeting on “Libyan Women’s Demands for the Constitution”. The meeting is being held in Cairo, Egypt from 1st to 4th of November. 2014.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Yemen supported in preparations for Post-2015 Climate Agreement

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen represented by Ministries of Planning, Water and Environment have singed a Project Document “Yemen’s National Preparation for Post-2015 Climate Agreement” at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Signing ceremony of a project that will support Government’s efforts to address ghost workers and double dippers

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Yemen (GoY), represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and Ministry of Civil Service (MoCS) signed the “Strengthening Civil Service and Human Resources Management Project (SHRM)”. This three year project is aiming to address the general structure of the public service in Yemen as well as the issue of ghost workers and double dippers.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    Statement of the Associate Administrator International Support Group for Lebanon

    Lebanon has paid a heavy price for this crisis, and continues to do so. With the massive refugee influx, the country is under strain, threatening hard-won achievements in overall progress, including against the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    Statement of the Associate Administrator Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region

    I wish to congratulate Germany on the foresight and commitment shown in convening this timely and important conference. The Syria crisis has brought violence, destruction, deaths and injuries and continues to do so. It has led to massive internal and external displacement and worsened existing vulnerabilities in an already-pressured sub-region. It has challenged the way the international community collectively responds to crises.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    The EIF partnership welcomes Somalia as its 50th beneficiary country

    The Federal Republic of Somalia has become the 50th country to join the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the only Aid for Trade programme entirely dedicated to LDCs and recently graduated countries.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Syrian Refugee Programme

    Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighbouring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    UNDP signs USD 10 million agreement with Islamic Development Bank for housing in Gaza

    Jerusalem – UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the Palestinian Government, represented by the Prime Minister’s office, signed a USD 10 million agreement with the Islamic Development Bank to reconstruct partially damaged housing units in Gaza.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Independent Election Commission of Jordan visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to observe elections

    The EU-UNDP electoral assistance project in Jordan supported a four-day study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina for officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). The visit coincided with national elections held on 12 October 2014.

  • 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.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    EU and UNDP Celebrate the Launch of the Second Phase of the Project to Help Develop the North West Coast and Mine Action

    The European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Egypt Country Office and the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation celebrate today the launch of the EU and UNDP Partnership Agreement to support the North-West Coast Development Plan and Relevant Mine Action Phase II. The EU has fully funded this project with 4.7 million Euros which will help clear mines, reintegrate mine victims into the economy and create awareness in the community.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Conference: “Corporate Responsibility in Egypt; Building on experiences in the Netherlands!”

    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organizes the conference “Corporate Responsibility in Egypt; Building on experiences in the Netherlands!” on Tuesday, October 14 in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs.