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18 May 2015
State Secretary of Sweden Visits UNDP Projects and Signs Agreement in Support of Area C and East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem – In the presence of State Secretary of Sweden, Ulrika Modéer, the Consul General of Sweden, Ann-Sofie Nilsson, and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Frode Mauring, signed a USD 3.6 million agreement (SEK 30 million) to support the resilience of Palestinians residing in Area C and East Jerusalem.
17 May 2015
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior today inaugurated its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), mandated by the Council of Ministers in January 2015. Several international donor partners and the United Nations extended support to the KRG to build an institutional response and coordination capacity not only to the on-going humanitarian and development crisis in Iraq, but also to future man-made and natural disasters in an “all hazards” approach.
05 May 2015
Remarks of Dr. Sima Bahous: The Second Session of the High-Level Arab Forum on Sustainable Development
I wish to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister for opening this Forum and to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain for its generous invitation to participate in this second session of this High-Level Arab Forum on Sustainable Development. I would also like to salute the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the League of Arab States for jointly organizing this important Forum.
04 May 2015
Today’s opening ceremony of new shops managed by internally displaced persons in the popular al-Asri market, 5 miles off the city of Basra, marks a story of success. Following a fire in a community of displaced people in Tannoma District, 300 families (2,000 people) who had lost everything, settled down in a camp in the proximity of the market since August 2014
04 May 2015
Ramallah – Palestinian human development is heavily impeded by the occupation and factors that adversely influence human security, as well as economic, social and environmental predictability, according to the latest Palestinian Human Development Report, released today by Lead Author Dr Salam Fayyad and UNDP’s Special Representative of the Administrator, Frode Mauring.
28 Apr 2015
Remarks of Sima Bahous: Post-Launch Event Arab Knowledge Report 2014 – Youth and Localization of Knowledge
Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends: I am pleased to welcome you today to this post launch event of the Third edition of the Arab Knowledge Report, entitled Youth and Localisation of Knowledge.
23 Apr 2015
Nicosia - The second annual international Build Peace Conference opens this weekend in Nicosia. On 25 and 26 April more than 250 peacebuilders, activists, social innovators and academics from 61 countries will get together at venues on both sides of the divided city to share experience and ideas on using technologies to galvanise and broaden peacebuilding activities and promote conflict transformation. The two-day conference provides a unique platform for advocates and practitioners to compare notes as they spell out how and why giving technology a chance can change the dynamics of peacebuilding.
31 Mar 2015
Helen Clark UNDP Administrator Statement at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria
Allow me to begin by expressing appreciation for the unparalleled efforts of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and the Government of Kuwait to marshal the international community’s response to the Syria crisis, and for their great generosity in the response.
31 Mar 2015
Kuwait City In an expression of continued solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating crisis in Syria, now in its fifth year, international donors today pledged US$3.8 billion at a conference hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
31 Mar 2015
USD 9.4 million Emergency Funding from Japan to support projects in the West Bank and Gaza through UNDP
East Jerusalem – As part of their continuous efforts to support the Palestinian people, the Government of Japan announced the approval of a USD 9.4 million grant for projects implemented in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank through UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP).
24 Mar 2015
Japan Contributes USD 2.5 million to Community Stabilization and Resilience in the Border States of Sudan
Khartoum - The Government of Japan has allocated USD 2.5 million to UNDP’s Promoting Community Stabilization Programme. This generous contribution enables UNDP to support the Government of Sudan initiating project implementation immediately in the target states.
13 Mar 2015
Damascus – Four out of five Syrians are now living in poverty, with almost half the population displaced from their homes, according to a new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
12 Mar 2015
I salute the initiative of League of Arab States and the Arab Women Organization, to organize this timely event to find practical means to support the struggle of Arab women, not only to defend their rights and hard-won gains, but also to contend with rising trends of violence and terrorism at these turbulent times in our Arab region.
10 Mar 2015
The Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR), an independent not–for-profit think tank based in Damascus launched its report “Syria: Alienation and Violence” as part of series of quarterly based reports on the impact of the crisis on development in Syria. The report covers the conflict during 2014 on quarterly basis. The report is supported by both UNDP and UNRWA.
09 Mar 2015
Opening Remarks of Sima Bahous: Expanding the Influence of Arab Women as Leaders in the Women Peace and Security Agenda
I am honoured to open today, with you all, this important gathering on Enhancing the Role of Women as Leaders of Peace and Security in the Arab Region, and I wish to start by sincerely thanking Karamafor the fruitful collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme inorganizing this event, which I see as timely and urgent for the region at this juncture.
08 Mar 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, more than 200 university students, education experts and specialists in the field of knowledge will take part in a workshop and panel discussion, jointly organised by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to discuss key findings of theThird Arab Knowledge Report, launched during the First Knowledge Conference in December 2014.
21 Jan 2015
Tunis – A group of 35 Libyan women activists from diverse backgrounds representing all regions of Libya agreed, for the first time in the context of the Libyan conflict, on a joint statement affirming their demands for a peaceful, democratic and unified Libya.
25 Dec 2014
New York City - The United Nations Secretary-General condemns the Government of Sudan's decision to expel the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme.
- 18 Dec 2014
18 Dec 2014
Berlin – As Syria’s war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion in funds to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015. The appeal includes two main elements: support for the 12 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria, and addressing the needs of the millions of Syrian refugees in the region and the countries and communities hosting them.
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