Press Releases
  • Yemen Our Home and Sabafon partnering to bring relief to physically disabled and war victims in Sana’aApr 27, 2016Sana’a – The UNDP Yemen Our Home initiative and Sabafon Telecommunication Company, the first GSM network operator in Yemen, have signed a contribution agreement to establish a medical mobile clinic in Sho’ub District in Sana’a Capital City. The clinic will provide medical services and improve reach to the physically disabled and war-injured.

  • UNDP and OFID launch Arab Development PortalApr 25, 2016Amman, Jordan - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) today launched the Arab Development Portal (ADP), an open, one-stop, online knowledge platform providing timely data and information on development in the Arab region.

  • UNDP and Japan agree to expand support for restoring access to electricity in SyriaApr 15, 2016New York - The United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Government of Japan signed today a US$11.5 million agreement to expand efforts to restore reliable electricity to Syrian communities affected by the crisis in Syria. The one-year agreement will be implemented by UNDP Syria and builds on ongoing support by the Government of Japan for UNDP’s efforts to reach the most vulnerable people across the war-torn country which has been in crisis since 2011.

  • Top UN Development Official commends Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030Apr 6, 2016Cairo - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark, congratulated H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for his leadership on Egypt’s forward-looking Sustainable Development Strategy that he launched last month.

  • Arab Women Legal e-Platform launchedMar 28, 2016Tunis – The Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR) launched the Legal and Human Rights of Women and Men: between Equality and Gaps, an online information tool that aims to feature “legal status and rights” compiling laws related to the status of gender and human rights in 20 Arab countries.

  • High level UN mission to Ramadi to launch stabilization activitiesMar 22, 2016Ramadi – The Governor of Anbar, Mr. Sohaib al-Rawi, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande, visited Ramadi today to assess conditions and provide urgently needed support to families returning to their homes.

  • UNDP and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment Join forces to expand opportunities for women’s inclusion and participation in the UAEMar 20, 2016Sharjah - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment signed today a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their cooperation to expand women’s economic opportunity and promote women’s inclusion and participation.

  • With Funds from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UNDP and UNRWA Sign Agreement to Support House Rehabilitation in GazaMar 15, 2016Gaza – As part of their continuous efforts to support the Palestinian people, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding for the amount of USD 31.8 million, from the Saudi Fund for Development. The generous donation will cover house rehabilitation works in the Gaza Strip

  • Funded by the Government of Japan, UNDP kicks off Tokyo Football League in GazaMar 14, 2016Gaza –The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Palestine Football Association, kicked off the Tokyo Football League as part of their shared commitment to empowering youth in the Gaza Strip, which is a part of the “Support to Youth and the Sports Sector in the Gaza Strip” project funded by the Government of Japan for the amount of USD 153,430. The project was a commitment made by the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Shinzo Abe, when President Mahmoud Abbas visited Japan and met him last month.

  • Ministry of Social Solidarity and UNDP sign a cooperation agreement to strengthen the institutional capacities and human resources of the MinistryMar 10, 2016Cairo, The Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today Thursday 10th of March the cooperation agreement on the project entitled: “Strengthening Institutional and Human Resources Capacities of MoSS”. The new project aims to strengthen the Ministry’s capacity to better form social policies and deliver the needed social protection services to Egyptian people.

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