22 Sep 2017
Maha is from Homs in Syria. The conflict in her home country forced her to leave her home and seek refuge in neighbouring Jordan. The 51-year-old tailor lost one of her sons in the war and is now the sole provider for her family of eight.
20 Sep 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, UNDP Lebanon held the Social Good Summit (SGS) 2017 in Beirut, at Teatro Verdun on Tuesday. Around 300 attendees arrived at the Summit, among them university students, activists, journalists, opinion leaders, and youth from different parts around Lebanon.
17 Jul 2017
Baghdad – The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the UK’s total contribution to FFS to US$15 million to date.
21 Sep 2016
The Social Good Summit is an annual event where activists, university students, journalists, NGO representatives & bloggers meet up to discuss big ideas and find solutions for a sustainable world
30 Aug 2016
The annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from around the world, today announced a slate of new speakers headlined by a talk from Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.
18 Jun 2016
With Libya already facing significant challenges to its health sector, frequent electricity shortages are hampering the operation of vital equipment and placing patients’ lives at risk.
16 Mar 2016
Argan oil has long been one of the source of livelihoods and health for Morocco’s Berber population in the High Atlas Mountains. While Argan forests still cover around 820,000 hectares in the mountains, one-third of the original tree coverage has already been lost due to pressures from charcoal production and unsustainable agricultural practices in the immediate environment of the trees.
14 Oct 2015
The Arab region must address with adequate resolve the use of violence against women as a weapon of war
New York - Participants in the Gender and Conflict Forum emphasized the importance of addressing, with great resolve, systematic violations committed against women and girls in conflict areas across the Arab region, which they highlighted has intensified in an unprecedented pace and in varying forms, from physical to sexual violence—including murder and rape— because of limited efforts for prevention and for the provision of relief, recovery and rehabilitation services to victims.
12 Oct 2015
How does conflict change the daily lives of a normal citizen? What are the most urgent needs, fears and hopes of communities at the brink of chaos? Over the course of the last six months, since the conflict started, we have collected community’s voices from six different governorates in Yemen -Sana’a, Taiz, Hadhramout, Hajjah, Sa’adah, and Ibb. Find out what all of them identify as their main daily challenges, future concerns and ongoing risks
09 Oct 2015
UNDP welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its role in the country's transition to democracy
New York – Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secretary-General, and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau of Arab States, welcomed today’s decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its “decisive contribution” to the democratic transition in the Tunisia.
01 Oct 2015
Sana’a– UNDP together with UN WOMEN and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has started training Yemeni civil society organizations to independently document human rights violations and provide psychosocial support to victims of the ongoing conflict.
21 Sep 2015
Sudan Peace Symposium was held at the University of Khartoum from 8-10 September, 2015. The Symposium combined panel discussions, a futures thinking for peacebuilding workshop, and an Arts for Peace festival. The series of events were designed to revitalize discussions on the future of peacebuilding in Sudan.
- 02 Sep 2015
02 Sep 2015
Sana'a – A community based youth project was launched in Hajjah Governorate this week providing awareness around water and sanitation issues among 323 internally displaced women and men.
24 Mar 2015
The sectarian violence that dramatically increased in much of Iraq in 2014 has displaced more than 2.5 million people. This, combined with the quarter of a million refugees fleeing to northern Iraq from the conflict in Syria, have put a great strain on a health system that had been making modest progress in its recovery from the prolonged crisis of the past decade. The frequent mobility and the cramped living conditions of those displaced are a particular challenge for the country’s tuberculosis (TB) programme.
- 23 Mar 2015
18 Dec 2014
Berlin – The dramatic economic and social consequences of the Syria crisis on that country and its neighbors demands not only a well-funded regional humanitarian and development response, said UNDP Associate Administrator Gina Casar today in Berlin as she launched a new regional appeal for Syria and its neighbours.
09 Dec 2014
On 29 November 2014, Men and Women of Irbid headed out of their homes to cast their ballots in a by-election for a vacant seat in the Lower House of Parliament. Late in the evening of the same day, the Board of Commissioners of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Jordan announced the official results and declared the winner.
17 Nov 2014
The municipality of Saida launched a ceremony to celebrate the removal of the Saida dumpsite on the 17th of November 2014 near the marine boulevard and for placing the foundation stone for the new public park, under the slogan “the dream became reality, the dumpsite became a garden”.
- 03 Nov 2014