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  • 16 Mar 2016
    Morocco is fighting climate change with Liquid Gold

    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.

  • 07 Dec 2015
    Launching the Arab Knowledge Index

    The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today the Arab Knowledge Index during the Knolwedge Summit which took place in Dubai .

  • 07 Dec 2015
    Launching The Arab Knowledge Portal [Knowledge 4 All]

    The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a joint initiative The Arab Knowledge Portal [Knowledge 4 All] during the Knolwedge Summit which took place in Dubai .

  • 21 Sep 2015
    Sudan Peace Symposium: How to make peace last

    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
    Youth project provides jobs to displaced people in Yemen

    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.

  • 02 Sep 2015
    Satellite images show scale of destruction in Yemen

  • 17 Jun 2015
    Youth innovate to address development challenges in the Arab region

    The “First Social Innovation Camp for Youth from the Arab Region” was held for three days on 13 to 15 June 2015 in Amman, Jordan. The main purpose was to provide a platform for young women and men to examine key development challenges facing the region and suggest innovative solutions to address them. The camp is the first event of its kind to be organized on a regional level by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 07 Jun 2015
    Ensuring equal opportunity for women “to judge among people with justice.”

    Cairo – A distinguished group of women judges from eleven Arab states participating in an international conference entitled “Women Judges in the Arab World: Challenges, Hindrances, and Achievements,” discussed, over two days strategies to enhance the representation of women in the judiciary. They agreed that efficiency, not gender, should be the primary and sole criterion for enrolment in the judiciary, and that more qualified women would gain access to the judiciary if selection of judges was done through competition, based only upon professionalism without any form of discrimination.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

    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.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Independent Election Commission of Jordan visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to observe elections

    The EU-UNDP electoral assistance project in Jordan supported a four-day study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina for officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). The visit coincided with national elections held on 12 October 2014.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Gazan youth share ideas for change at the Social Good Summit

    Champions from around the world came together Sunday to discuss global challenges at the Social Good Summit, including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, music artists Pharrell and Alicia Keys, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund Babatunde Osotimehin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.

  • 20 Sep 2014
    United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Libya launches humanitarian appeal

    Tunisia, The UN Country Team (UNCT) Libya launched a flash Humanitarian Appeal to Libya on September, 2014. The appeal calls for support in five main areas namely, protection, food security, health, social infrastructure, education and mine action

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Lebanon launches its MDGs Report 2013-2014: Slow progress on the poverty reduction and environmental sustainability goals

    A year before 2015, Lebanon’s progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been challenged by a complicated political situation and spillovers of the Syrian crisis, especially the massive influx of refugees, says the latest Lebanon MDG report The number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon is compromising achievements made on the health MDGs directly, and other MDGs indirectly.

  • 26 Aug 2014
    Model Police Stations help improve community policing

    As part of ongoing support to security and justice institutions across Somalia, UNDP is helping local communities roll out an innovative programme to establish ‘Model Police Stations’ in rural and coastal areas of Puntland. Model Police Stations focus on strengthening effective community participation and ongoing security sector reforms in the country. They will help provide oversight and guidance to enhance security sector governance at the local level

  • 22 Aug 2014
    UNDP refutes claims of spending without oversight

    UNDP strongly refutes recent media claims regarding programme oversight efforts in Somalia.

  • 21 Aug 2014
    Thirty-eight Jordanian companies adopt employment policy that prioritizes volunteering

    Amman, Jordan: In a first for the Arab region, thirty-eight CEOs of major private sector companies in Jordan have signed a declaration that all job descriptions for entry-level staff will give preference to applicants who have prior volunteering experience.

  • 17 Aug 2014
    UNDP celebrates the 2014 International Youth Day in Egypt

    On the Occasion of the 2014 International Youth Day, on August 12, the United Nations (UN) and its partners seized the opportunity to emphasize the important role of youth in achieving sustainable development, highlighting their youthful energy, enthusiasm and creativity.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    UNDP assists the government of Lebanon, in partnership with IFC, to introduce new insolvency reforms

    UNDP Project “Public Policy Coordination Provided to the Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (OPCM) Assists the Government of Lebanon, in Partnership with IFC, to Introduce New Insolvency Reforms

  • 06 Aug 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

    UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development.

  • 13 Jul 2014
    Swiss Federal Councillor recognizes UNDP support to the local communities hosting Syrian refugees

    H.E. Swiss Federal Councillor Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police was accompanied by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr. Edward Kollen and a high level delegation from Swiss government, Jordanian government and UNDP to a field visit to witness on-site activities in Mafraq governorate.

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