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06 Aug 2014
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Beirut announced the donation of around $4.5 million from its Emergency Response Fund (ERF) targeting refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon during a press conference which took place on Wednesday August 6 2014 at the Ministry of Energy and Water.
24 Jul 2014
Human development is improving in the Arab states with some countries showing very high development.
24 Jul 2014
Tokyo, 24 July 2014 — Levels in human development continue to rise – yet the pace has slowed for all regions and progress has been highly uneven, according to the latest Human Development Index (HDI) included in the 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, published today by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
16 Jul 2014
Providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to vulnerable youth amongst the Syrian refugees and hosting communities in Dohuk and Erbil
The continuing unrest and instability in Syria is increasingly impacting the internal situation of Iraq, and particularly of the Kurdistan Region which in May 2014 is hosting 220,000 Syrian refugees. While the economy in the Kurdistan Region remains strong, there are challenges to secure sufficient income for Syrian refugees living in non-camp settings.
15 Jul 2014
Under the Patronage of H.E. the Minister of Labour the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today its newly released Report on Labour Market: “The Case of Vocational Training in Jordan”, at the Social Security Corporation/Headquarters in Amman
15 Jul 2014
Dubai, UAE : Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) in collaboration with the Regional Office for the Arab States in United Nations Development Programme, has launched a competition for young Arab talents to design the cover of the ‘Third Arab Knowledge Report 2014: Youth and Localization of Knowledge’, released by the Foundation and the UNDP.
13 Jul 2014
H.E. Swiss Federal Councillor Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police was accompanied by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr. Edward Kollen and a high level delegation from Swiss government, Jordanian government and UNDP to a field visit to witness on-site activities in Mafraq governorate.
10 Jul 2014
In order to better understand the needs of the village of Arsal, the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico and UNHCR organized a visit to the area on July 10 2014.
08 Jul 2014
The Government of Japan has been a key supporter of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work in restoring peace, security and stability for countries in transition throughout the world. In the Arab region, Japan has quickly responded to the wave of change that began to sweep the region in late 2010 by launching a new initiative to help achieve stability and resilience during a time of transition
08 Jul 2014
The UNDP-ODI report —titled, “Towards a Resilience-based Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis” conducts a critical review of vulnerability criteria and frameworks used by humanitarian partners to address the Syria crisis. The report recognizes that the combination of refugee flows and decreased economic activity with Syria has altered the economic performance and fiscal health of countries in the region, affecting public finance, trade deficits and key economic sectors.
06 Jul 2014
Sana'a, a cost sharing agreement was signed between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNDP represented by Mr. Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and Mr. Paolo Lembo, UNDP Resident Representative for an amount of 500,000 euros dedicated to Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH).
02 Jul 2014
Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs organized a major event held on 22 June 2014 in Cairo under the title of “Egyptian Corporate Responsibility: The Way Forward” to present three case studies on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and their recommendations
01 Jul 2014
Sima Bahous: Opening statement at the Arab Integration -A Transformative Change for Sustainable Development
I am honoured to take the floor after Her Excellency Dr. Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, who has done much to further the cause of Arab integration for sustainable development. And I am delighted to be in the company of each of you who each in her or his way is advancing this cause which we all hold so dear.
01 Jul 2014
New York – Increased regional integration is needed if the Arab States are to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a post-2015 development framework with sustainability at its core, said Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States, in remarks at UN Headquarters in New York
30 Jun 2014
“Nearly 90% of the Lebanese population resides in cities across the country, with 0.8 square meter per person of green spaces available. The world health organization, however, recommends a minimum of 9 square meter of green space per person, and it is acknowledged that a city at an ideal standard would have between 10 – 15m² of green space per person.
26 Jun 2014
The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme strongly condemns the assassination of the Libyan public figure and women’s rights activist Salwa Bugaighis.
25 Jun 2014
UNDP’s Live Lebanon Initiative in partnership with BBAC launched a project aimed at equipping Beni Sakher Public School in Wadi Khaled, North Lebanon with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Bouran Boueiry. The ceremony was held at the school attended by representatives from the UNDP and BBAC along with a number of professors.
24 Jun 2014
The launch of irrigation canals in Beshwet with the support of a new development project for “Live Lebanon” and BBAC
The municipality of Beshwet inaugurated a project to construct irrigation canals with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Fadi Salameh and the UNDP’s “Live Lebanon" initiative in partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC) and in collaboration with the Association of Cooperatives in Deir El-Ahmar, in a ceremony held in Saydet Beshwet Church in the presence of heads of municipalities and mayors in addition to political, religious and social figures.
23 Jun 2014
Amman – Representatives of Arab governments, civil society, academia, and leading think tanks, meeting in Amman, Jordan, agreed on the centrality of social cohesion in managing peaceful political and social transition in the region.
21 Jun 2014
The High National Election Commission (HNEC) today launches officially the polling for electing new members of the House of Representatives scheduled to take place nationwide on June 25, 2014.
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