Press Releases
  • Yemen – Emergency Employment to Bring Relief to Host Communities and Internally DisplacedSep 23, 2015Sana’a – A new scheme supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched yesterday to provide 500 new emergency jobs for people affected by conflict in Yemen, with half aimed at young people under the age of 30.

  • A Future During Crisis: Yemeni Youth Receive Key Job Skills Sep 20, 2015Sana’a, Yemen -- 135 young men and women from Hajjah governorate in Yemen have graduated from a vocational training course hosted by the Sun Rise Institute and Sana’a University on Monday. Participants of this initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Netherlands, the non-governmental organizations ZOA and Millennium Development Foundation acquired key practical and theoretical job skills that include water harvesting techniques, maintenance of solar panels and solar-water pumps, plumbing and marketing of hygiene products. Another batch of around 170 youth is expected to start the training in October.

  • Inter-regional parliamentary conference:Parliamentary Groups key to effective representation of citizens’ interests in a diverse societySep 17, 2015Tunis – More than 80 parliamentarians from the Arab region, Europe and North America debated the importance of emerging political groups inside the Parliament as an essential component of diversity and political pluralism— a prerequisite for parliamentary effectiveness in representing the interests and aspirations of a diverse society

  • Libyan CSOs sign agreement to kick off projects for UNDP Civic Engagement Grant Fund Phase II Sep 17, 2015A group of Libyan Civil Society Organizations signed agreements with UNDP Libya last month as part of the Civic Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) Phase II, officially kicking off activities for their projects across the country.

  • UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest: Oxfam supports journalists' participation with additional fellowshipsSep 15, 2015Oxfam will support the Voices2Paris global storytelling contest launched in August by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) by providing three additional fellowships for participating journalists to cover the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, in Paris in December. Oxfam’s contribution to the contest aims at encouraging journalists’ participation in climate change reporting and raising public awareness of climate actions.

  • $15 million worth of new environmental projects in EgyptSep 15, 2015The Ministry of Environment in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has succeeded in obtaining a new package of grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) worth $11 million to implement three projects within the national environmental priorities and promote Egypt’s partnership with the international community as regards to the implementation of international environmental conventions

  • Ministry of Labor sets cornerstone for Somali Civil Service ReformSep 14, 2015Mogadishu – The Federal Government of Somalia, United Nations, and donor partners celebrated the inaugural meeting of a multi-partner commission tasked by the Federal Government to amend the Civil Service Law Number 11.

  • Netherlands and UNDP join hands in support of women’s empowerment in Libya Sep 7, 2015Tunis, Tunisia: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Dutch Embassy signed cost sharing agreement in support of the efforts to empower women in Libya. According to the Agreement signed today in the Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Government will contribute a fund to UNDP/UNSMIL joint project which will be used to support the empowerment of women in the political dialogue process.

  • ‘FROM RESILIENCE TO DEVELOPMENT’: CALL FOR A REINVIGORATED INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO SUPPORT MASHREQ COUNTRIES HOSTING SYRIAN REFUGEES IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT AGENDASep 7, 2015Marseille, France – 60 decision-making representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey and European countries affected by the refugee crisis, development and financing partners, practitioners and technical experts on fragility and conflict gathered in Marseille today to discuss the long term development implications of the refugee crisis in the Mashreq, where more than 4 million refugees are displaced. After acknowledging the complexity of the protracted crisis, participants confirmed that the multidimensional nature of shocks —demographic, socio-economic, and political— defy conventional responses. Participants confirmed that there cannot be any permanent solution to humanitarian and development challenges without ending the conflict in Syria.

  • UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015Geneva – UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.

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