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  • 22 Oct 2014
    The Waldensian Church Donates $650,000 to UNDP’s Lebanon Host Communities Support Project

    The Waldensian Church in Italy signed a Cost-Sharing Agreement (CSA) with UNDP on Tuesday September 30 2014, donating $ 650,000 to the aid of the Lebanese host communities. This very generous contribution through the Lebanon Host Community Support project (LHSP), the joint project between UNDP and the Ministry of Social affairs in Lebanon (MOSA), will be a great support and will improve host communities life conditions, as well as help fund interventions on social inclusion between host communities and Syrian Refugees.

  • 20 Oct 2014
    H.E. Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Yemen, returns to Aden after 30 years

    H.E. Katsuyoshi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Yemen, visited Aden for the first time since 1980. Japan’s support to southern Governorates extends to a wide array of interventions towards the stabilization and economic recovery of the region including returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Remarks of Sima Bahous: Meeting of Regional United Nations Development Group – Arab States, Middle East, North Africa

    Dear Colleagues, We meet today at a turning point in our Region, between progress and crisis, between development and regression, between a brighter future and a darkness that is terrible to contemplate!

  • 14 Oct 2014
    “” named best CSR initiative in the Middle East and Africa - Egyptian Private Sector Shines with Gold in Paris

    Egypt’s private sector was celebrated in Paris last week, when P&G, PwC and IBM’s Egyptian affiliates collectively won the Gold Prize for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program in the Middle East and Africa, at the prestigious Stevie International Business Awards. The 3 Egyptian CSR pioneers won the golden prize after their initiative “”, the first-of-its-kind website in Egypt and the Arab World aimed at encouraging corporate volunteerism.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    United Nations Development Group affirms support for Arab Region at a “turning point.”

    Amman, 14 October – Today the regional leadership of the United Nations Development Group met in Amman and confirmed its support for the Arab States, Middle East and North Africa region at the critical juncture it faces.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    UN Secretary General visits UNDP fishermen project in Gaza

    Gaza Strip – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited one of the UNDP projects that support Gaza fisheries, where he met with Gaza’s sole registered fisherwoman.

  • 12 Oct 2014
    Secretary General reaffirms UN’s support to Tunisia in its transition to democracy.

    Tunis - UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon applauded the progress that Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring has made in its transition and highlighted the importance of the Constitution that country has adopted in January of 2014, calling it one of the most progressive constitutions in the Arab world. He also underscored the necessity of carrying out the upcoming elections in a peaceful environment and in a transparent and credible manner where the results of the elections would be accepted by all citizens.

  • 30 Sep 2014
    Combatting Malaria in Sudan Distribution of Over Five Million Insecticide Treated Bed Nets

    Khartoum - The National Malaria Control Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and UNICEF launched the second phase of the bed net distribution plan in 2014. During this campaign that will be conducted during the period of September 13-27, 2014 about 1.16 million bed nets will be distributed bringing the total number of distributed bed nets to more than five million in various states of Sudan.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Helen Clark: Speech at the International Support Group for Lebanon

    Lebanon is paying a heavy price for the ongoing Syria crisis. Hard won development gains and the country’s precious stability are threatened, making the Syrian crisis not only a humanitarian and development crisis for Syrians, but also a development and stability crisis for Lebanon.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Launching of the partnership between Formatech and UNDP Promoting the Millennium Development Goals

    The United Nations Development Programme launched a signature ceremony to highlight its partnership with Formatech at the UNDP Country Office.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Helen Clark: Speech at the Friends of Yemen Meeting

    t is particularly timely to be holding this meeting of the Friends of Yemen just days after a UN-brokered Peace and National Partnership Agreement was signed in Sana’a. More than ever, Yemen needs the international community to support its transition.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    UNDP and the Arab Women Organization sign landmark agreement for women’s empowerment in the Arab Region

    New York, The United Nations Development Programme and the Arab Women Organization signed a memorandum of understanding to intensify collaboration in support of women’s empowerment and gender equality, and to jointly support advances for women as a pillar of sustainable human development and achievement of the Post-2015 agenda across the Arab Region.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    UNDP and Jordan sign historic agreement to open a Regional Centre in Amman

    New York, On the margins of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sima Bahous, UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, and His Excellency Mr. Nasser Judeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, signed an agreement to open a Regional Centre in Amman. The singing comes as part of implementation of UNDP’s structural review designed to bring its support ever closer to the countries it serves.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    “Rights of Peoples to Peace”, celebrated by the UN and the Iraqi Council of Representatives

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Parliament Speaker, Dr. Salim Al-Juburi today hosted a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated each year around the world on 21 September. The ceremony was held at the Council of Representatives in the presence of numerous political dignitaries, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, women’s NGOs and youth organizations.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Qatar donates $88.5 Million for Darfur

    New York, The State of Qatar signed a USD 88.5 million grant agreement with the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund, administered by UNDP, to finance recovery and reconstruction in Darfur, Sudan. It is the single largest donation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Gazan youth share ideas for change at the Social Good Summit

    Champions from around the world came together Sunday to discuss global challenges at the Social Good Summit, including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, music artists Pharrell and Alicia Keys, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund Babatunde Osotimehin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.

  • 20 Sep 2014
    United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Libya launches humanitarian appeal

    Tunisia, The UN Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched a flash Humanitarian Appeal to Libya on September, 2014. The appeal calls for support in five main areas namely, protection, food security, health, social infrastructure, education and mine action

  • 18 Sep 2014
    Switzerland continues its support to the recovery and development efforts in Darfur

    Khartoum - Switzerland continues its support to the recovery and development efforts in Darfur. Today, an amount of USD267,000 has been granted to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in support for its Livelihoods and Recovery Programme targeting vulnerable communities in Central, West, North and South Darfur.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Helen Clark Remarks at the launch for the Lebanon MDG Report and the ‘Integrated Service Provision at Local Level’ Initiative

    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at the launch for the Lebanon MDG Report and the ‘Integrated Service Provision at Local Level’ Initiative Beirut, Lebanon I am very pleased to be able take part in the launching of the 2013 Millennium Development Goals Report for Lebanon.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    US$1.8M to support the Iraqi Parliament and promote civil society’s engagement in the legislative process

    As part of its continued support to Iraq’s parliament, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed with the Council of Representatives in Baghdad a project of US$1,797,999 funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden. This initiative aims to strengthen the legislative and oversight role of the parliament, which now begins its third term following the April 2014 elections.