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  • UNDP and OFID launch Arab Development Portal Apr 25, 2016

    Amman, Jordan - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) today launched the Arab Development Portal (ADP), an open, one-stop, online knowledge platform providing timely data and information on development in the Arab region.

  • Ms. Sima Bahous Remarks: Arab Development Portal (ADP) Going Live Apr 25, 2016

    It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the launch of the Arab Development Portal. The Arab Development Portal will go live as I speak, becoming accessible not only to the 141 million internet users in the Arab States Region but also to the 3.2 billion people worldwide who are similarly plugged-in. A bi-lingual one-stop-shop, the Portal offers a dynamic, multi-source database housing 2,750 unique indicators, the majority gathered from the websites of National Statistical Offices of Arab States.

  • Sima Bahous Remarks in RBC Regional Meeting Apr 18, 2016

    I am delighted to join you at this World Food Programme Regional Meeting for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

  • UNDP and Japan agree to expand support for restoring access to electricity in Syria Apr 15, 2016

    New York - The United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Government of Japan signed today a US$11.5 million agreement to expand efforts to restore reliable electricity to Syrian communities affected by the crisis in Syria. The one-year agreement will be implemented by UNDP Syria and builds on ongoing support by the Government of Japan for UNDP’s efforts to reach the most vulnerable people across the war-torn country which has been in crisis since 2011.

  • Funded by the Government of Japan UNDP Concludes Emergency Support to Solid Waste Services Project in the Gaza Strip Apr 12, 2016

    Gaza – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan marked the closing of the emergency support to solid waste services project in the Gaza Strip, funded by the Government of Japan for a total of USD 4.3 million. The project, which is implemented in partnership with the Presidency’s Job Creation Programme (JCP), contributed to creating over 181,777 working days for more than 7,000 workers.

  • Supporting community-oriented solutions to conflicts in Taizz and Abyan Apr 11, 2016

    Sana’a - UNDP in partnership with Search for Common Ground has launched a Social Cohesion and Conflict Transformation Initiative in Ash Shamayateen and Al Ma'afer districts of Taiz Governorate and Lawdar and Mawdiah districts of Abyan Governorate. The project aims to support community-based dialogue to resolve conflicts and enhance community resilience to violence in the targeted districts.

  • Improving service delivery in rural communities of Ash-Shamaytayn District in Taizz Apr 10, 2016

    UNDP in partnership with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and local authorities has launched 100 community-based initiatives in Ash-Shamaytayn District in Taizz Governorate to promote community participation in local development by organizing Village Cooperative Councils and by stimulating community initiatives.

  • Top UN Development Official commends Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 Apr 6, 2016

    Cairo - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark, congratulated H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for his leadership on Egypt’s forward-looking Sustainable Development Strategy that he launched last month.

  • Helen Clark: Opening Remarks at Ministerial Conference on Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Arab Countries Social Dimensions Apr 6, 2016

    I am delighted to join you at this Ministerial Conference on “Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Arab Countries – the Social Dimensions”.

  • Arab Women Legal e-Platform launched Mar 28, 2016

    Tunis – The Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR) launched the Legal and Human Rights of Women and Men: between Equality and Gaps, an online information tool that aims to feature “legal status and rights” compiling laws related to the status of gender and human rights in 20 Arab countries.

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