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New Study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region: Challenges persist as Arab Countries advance on Laws affecting Gender Equality

Beirut – Many Arab countries have introduced positive legislative reforms that promote gender equality and protect women from violence

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Innovation, technology, multilateralism key topics at Doha Forum

The power of technology, the importance of innovation and the need for a multilateral approach to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals were key themes raised by UNDP chief Achim Steiner at the…  


Qatar commits 16 million to UNDP in multiyear agreement

Doha – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed a two-year commitment by the government of Qatar for $16 million to its 2019 and 2020 core resources and an additional $20 million…  


UN humanitarian, development chiefs join forces towards Libya recovery from crisis

Tunis – Concluding a four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, Mr. Mourad Wahba, the Director of the UNDP…  


UN And Partners Launch Plan To Support Syrian Refugees And Countries Hosting Them As Number Of Syrian Refugee New-Borns Reaches One Million Mark

“These one million children have largely been born into a situation where poverty and unemployment are common, early marriage and child labour occur, and an education is not always secure” said Amin…  


Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shine at Knowledge Summit

UAE: The fifth annual Knowledge Summit, organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), began the proceedings of the second day with a session dedicated to the 2018…  


Statement of Mourad Wahba: Regional Dialogue on Gender-Justice and the Law

I would like to begin by thanking ESCWA for welcoming us here in Beirut for this important dialogue on gender-justice and the law, and, since this is the first time I am seeing him in his new…  


World’s First Future of Knowledge Foresight Report and 2018 edition of Global Knowledge Index Launched

UAE: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) unveiled the 2018 edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), along with the…  


UNDP and Japan deepen cooperation for community resilience in Syria and Yemen

New York– Unprecedented numbers of people are affected by conflicts and humanitarian crisis in the Arab States Region  


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and…  


Ministry of Environment and UNDP Sign Two New Projects to Foster Environment Conservation Efforts in Egypt in Presence of the Egyptian Prime Minister

Conservation of Biodiversity into the tourism development and meeting Egypt’s international commitments are the two focus areas of today’s signing ceremony. In a sign of the exerted efforts in the…  

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