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  • UNDP and QDF forge strategic partnership for DevelopmentMay 24, 2016Istanbul - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Qatar Development Fund (QDF) signed today in Istanbul, on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit, a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and strategic partnership in support of the achievement of internationally agreed development goals including the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark and Director General of the QDF, Khalifa Al Kuwari signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

  • World Humanitarian Summit: Growing crises need development answersMay 20, 2016Development is a key part of the solution to the unprecedented humanitarian crises the world currently faces, said the UNDP.

  • Partnership between Ministry of Interior, UNDP and the European Union in support of Local Development and Participatory DemocracyMay 12, 2016Algiers- A program of capacity building in local development / joint models (CapDEL) was signed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Algerian Government . Previously a financing agreement was signed between the Algerian government and the European Union on this project.

  • UNDP and the Social Fund for Development expand their cooperation to enhance job creation for the poorApr 27, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) signed today Wednesday 27th of April a three-year extension of the on-going partnership that aims at strengthening the institutional capacity of SFD and enhancing the sustainability of SFD’s role in poverty alleviation and job creation in Egypt.

  • 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.

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