Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region
Nov 29, 2016
Beirut – Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity,
Arab Human Development Reports turn to digital media with launch of 2016 edition Charting new territory—improving availability and understanding of human development data
Nov 29, 2016
Beirut – Participants in the launch of the latest edition of the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched here today, were looking for printed copies of the full report. Only the executive summary of the report was available in print.
Engaging youth in debating the future of development in the Arab region
Nov 29, 2016
Beirut – The American University of Beirut (AUB) hosted today the launch of the latest edition in the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) series published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Launch of the Arab Human Development report 2016: UNDP and Deutsche Welle collaborate to amplify voices of youth debating the future of Arab development
Nov 29, 2016
Beirut– The Arabic-language channel of Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) dedicated a special episode of its youth-oriented show “Shababtalk” to discuss proposals of the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today, here at the American University of Beirut.
Renewable Energies further pave their way across Arab States
Nov 17, 2016
Marrakech, Morocco – The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) launches the 3rd edition of its flagship publication, the Arab Energy Future Index™ (AFEX) Renewable Energy 2016 report in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its Arab Climate Resilience Initiative (ACRI). RCREEE executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Badr presents the report key findings in a side event to the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention (COP22) in Morocco
Inter-religious dialogue on diversity, tolerance and social cohesion addresses the role of religious leaders, scholars and civil society organizations in the Arab region
Nov 2, 2016
Amman – More than 100 participants from 25 countries convened in Amman over the past two days to discuss the instrumental role of religious leaders and religious institutions in enhancing diversity, tolerance and social cohesion to counter the roots of extremism. Entitled “Interreligious Dialogue on Diversity, Tolerance and Social Cohesion in the Arab Region” this gathering meets at a critical time when young people can be manipulated by extremist organizations.
Towards the next generation of crisis response: resilience building in Syria and neighbouring countries
Oct 24, 2016
Amman, 24 October 2016– In collaboration with the governments of Canada and Finland, UNDP is convening the “Syria crisis Resilience-Building Week – a Bridge from Concepts to Practice,” over the period 25-27 October, in Amman. This knowledge and policy exchange event will bring together over 200 participants including international high-level officials from governments in the region, regional experts and practitioners in resilience, UN partners, international financial institutions, NGOS, the private sector to exchange views on current responses to the Syria crisis; identify emerging needs; discuss challenges and opportunities; and generate practical knowledge to improve crisis responses.
Early warnings and good governance crucial to preventing root causes of displacement: UNDP’s Helen Clark
Sep 19, 2016
New York City, the world needs early warning and response systems to detect emerging tensions and promote reconciliation while good governance and the rule of law are strengthened in order to address the very causes of mass movements of refugees, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup
Sep 18, 2016
New York, NY — Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York.
Africa talks on climate targets set the stage for COP22 in Marrakech
Sep 7, 2016
Tunis– Representatives from African countries discussed opportunities and challenges that they are facing in turning climate targets into concrete actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change and adapt to them. These discussions in the Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa, hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 5-7 September, provided an opportunity for African countries to address key commitments to the Paris Agreement ahead of the next climate conference, COP22, set for Marrakech in November.