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  • 15 Apr 2016
    UNDP and Japan agree to expand support for restoring access to electricity in Syria

    New 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.

  • 12 Apr 2016
    UNDP Concludes Emergency Support to Solid Waste Services Project in the Gaza Strip

    Gaza – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan marked the closing of the emergency support to solid waste services project in the Gaza Strip, funded by the Government of Japan for a total of USD 4.3 million. The project, which is implemented in partnership with the Presidency’s Job Creation Programme (JCP), contributed to creating over 181,777 working days for more than 7,000 workers.

  • 11 Apr 2016
    Supporting community-oriented solutions to conflicts in Taizz and Abyan

    Sana’a - UNDP in partnership with Search for Common Ground has launched a Social Cohesion and Conflict Transformation Initiative in Ash Shamayateen and Al Ma'afer districts of Taiz Governorate and Lawdar and Mawdiah districts of Abyan Governorate. The project aims to support community-based dialogue to resolve conflicts and enhance community resilience to violence in the targeted districts.

  • 10 Apr 2016
    Improving service delivery in rural communities of Ash-Shamaytayn District in Taizz

    UNDP in partnership with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and local authorities has launched 100 community-based initiatives in Ash-Shamaytayn District in Taizz Governorate to promote community participation in local development by organizing Village Cooperative Councils and by stimulating community initiatives.

  • 06 Apr 2016
    Top UN Development Official commends Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030

    Cairo - 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.

  • 28 Mar 2016
    Arab Women Legal e-Platform launched

    Tunis – 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.

  • 28 Mar 2016
    Japan Contributes USD 4 million to Community Stabilization and Livelihoods in the Southern and Eastern States of Sudan

    Khartoum— The Government of Japan has allocated a total of USD 2 million to support UNDP’s Community Stabilization Programme in the southern border states and an additional USD 2 million for the creation of youth employment in Eastern Sudan

  • 28 Mar 2016
    UNDP and Japan partner to support stabilization and resilience in Iraq

    Baghdad – The Government of Japan is providing US$23.5 million to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its work to help stabilize and build resilience in Iraq. Japan’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) and through UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP).

  • 22 Mar 2016
    High level UN mission to Ramadi to launch stabilization activities

    Ramadi – 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.

  • 20 Mar 2016
    UNDP and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment Join forces to expand opportunities for women’s inclusion and participation in the UAE

    Sharjah - 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.

  • 18 Mar 2016
    USD 4.3 million Funding from Japan to support projects in the Gaza Strip through UNDP

    Jerusalem – As part of their continuous efforts to support the Palestinian people, the Government of Japan entrusted UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) with a USD 4.3 million contribution targeting the Gaza Strip. The new contribution will address environmental sustainability and employment generation for youth in the Gaza Strip.

  • 17 Mar 2016
    With funding from Sweden, Norway and Austria UNDP Signs Agreements in Support of East Jerusalem Youth and Health Sectors

    East Jerusalem – With funding from the Governments of Sweden, Norway and Austria, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed agreements, worth USD 1.27 million, in support of the resilience of Palestinians residing in East Jerusalem. The four projects target three hospitals (Makassed, Augusta Victoria and St John Eye hospital), in addition to the Welfare Association (Taawon).

  • 14 Mar 2016
    Funded by the Government of Japan, UNDP kicks off Tokyo Football League in Gaza

    Gaza –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.

  • 10 Mar 2016
    Ministry of Social Solidarity and UNDP sign a cooperation agreement to strengthen the institutional capacities and human resources of the Ministry

    Cairo, 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.

  • 10 Mar 2016
    UNDP & Ministry of Health Reach an Agreement to Enhance Treatment of Patients in Sudan

    Khartoum - The Federal Ministry of Health, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of International Cooperation have signed today an agreement on “Procurement Support to the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan” with a total budget of USD 60 Million for a duration of three years.

  • 02 Mar 2016
    UN Development Chief Concludes Official Visit to Tunisia

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark concluded a two-day official visit to Tunisia. During her visit, she reiterated the United Nations’ commitment to the people and government of Tunisia as they go through their democratic transition and as they face the challenge of economic inclusion, security, and social stability.

  • 02 Mar 2016
    UNDP launches the report Voices of Change

    As the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Regional Bureau for Arab States invites its partners and people across the region and the world to review the report Voices of Change, highlighting a set of successful programmes implemented in the Arab States region between 2011 and 2015.

  • 01 Mar 2016
    On her first official visit to Tunisia Top United Nations Development Official promises continued support to democratization efforts

    Tunis - Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Chair of the United Nations Development Group arrived today in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, on a two-day official visit stretches.

  • 01 Mar 2016
    UNDP and Japan support efforts to enhance entrepreneurship and job promotion in Southern Tunisia

    unis– The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan signed today a cooperation agreement to fund the “Enhanced Entrepreneurship and Job Promotion in Southern Tunisia,” which UNDP will implement in four target governorates. UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark witnessed the signing ceremony hosted in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tunis, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, H.E.Mr. Susumu Hasegawa, Ambassador of Japan in Tunisia, Ms. Sima Bahous, Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States of UNDP, and Mr. Mounir Tabet, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and UNDP Resident Representative in Tunisia.

  • 25 Feb 2016
    Additional Euro 2 million from Austria in Support of Area C Population

    Ramallah – Witnessed by His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah, the Government of Austria and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed a Euro 2 million contribution to the Community Resilience and Development Programme (CRDP) in support of the Palestinian population living in Area C.

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