Two years after the 2014 Gaza hostilities, 16 heads of UN agencies in Palestine call for greater flow of material and funding to reverse Gaza’s de-development spiralAug 26, 2016On the day marking two years since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the occupation in 1967, 16 heads of United Nations agencies in Palestine call for the uninterrupted and predictable flow of material and increased funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza’s 1.9 million residents.
UN Development Chief Visits SomaliaAug 24, 2016Mogadishu – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peace-building, and state-building processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country today.
USD 2 million for Youth Economic Initiatives in the West Bank Funded by Islamic Development Bank through UNDPAug 2, 2016Ramallah – The Ministry of Social Development, the Higher Council for Youth and Sports and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People launched a tripartite partnership, worth USD 2.1 million from the Islamic Development Bank, to support youth economic initiatives in the West Bank.
Palestinian Ministry of Labor and UNDP Sign Agreement with Funds from Islamic Development BankJul 28, 2016The Ministry of Labour, represented by H.E. Mamoun Abu Shahla, and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Roberto Valent, signed a USD 5 million Memorandum of Understanding to implement the Rapid Employment Generation project in the Gaza Strip, targeting recent graduates and unemployed youth.
Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”Jul 20, 2016On behalf of the United Nations Development Group, I am pleased to welcome you to the launch of this publication, “The SDGs are Coming to Life: Stories of Country Implementation and UN Support”. We thank the Republic of Korea, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Republic of Sierra Leone for co-hosting this event with us.
World Bank Approves US$50 Million Grant to Help Communities and Institutions in Yemen Cope with the ConflictJul 19, 2016WASHINGTON—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$50 million emergency project to support Yemeni households and communities hard hit by the ongoing crisis.
Helen Clark: Keynote Address on “Strengthening the Rule of Law to Sustain Peace and Foster Development – Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Support”Jun 29, 2016I am delighted to welcome you to this Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-affected and Fragile Contexts.
Sophie de Caen Remarks: Side event to the 9th Conference of the state Parties to CRPDJun 16, 2016Sophie de Caen (Canada) has taken up her new assignment as the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) on 1 July 2015.
UNDP and the Government of Japan support removal of debris and rubble in AdenJun 9, 2016Aden – UNDP and the Government of Japan launch the support to the local authorities to remove debris and rubble from Aden City.
Helen Clark: Annual Statement to the UNDP Executive BoardJun 8, 2016Let me begin by thanking Member States for making UNDP's 50th anniversary Ministerial Meeting in February such a success. It was a testament to five decades of partnership that close to 160 countries were represented at the meeting, including 85 at the ministerial level or above. The feedback from the meeting was an important boost to UNDP in this big year of rolling out major global agendas and responding to the crises affecting many millions of people around the world.