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  • 24 Feb 2016
    UNDP at 50: An investment in UN’s key role in development

    As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, UNDP should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality.

  • 24 Feb 2016
    Strengthening the Resilience of Communities in Blue Nile State: Japan Witnesses the Contribution of USD 2.5 Million to Help Vulnerable Communities

    Damazin - The Sudan Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC), the Governor (Wali) of Blue Nile State Mr. Hussien Yasien Hamad, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), arranged a high level visit to Damazin, Blue Nile State, with H.E. Ambassador of Japan Mr. Hideki Ito to witness firsthand progress of the Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) activities and stabilization efforts in Damazin and Azaza community in Blue Nile State.

  • 08 Feb 2016
    UNDP expands its support for solid waste removal in Sa’ada and Aden

    Aden and Saada - UNDP in partnership with Abna’a Sa’ada Organization and Nahda Makers launched an emergency management project to restore disrupted solid waste removal service in the governorates of Sa’ada and Aden respectively. This initiative will provide employment opportunities for 250 vulnerable youth in Sa’ada and for 50 youth in Aden, improving the livelihoods of 2,100 family members.

  • 29 Jan 2016
    UNDP outlines 2016 plans for Syria crisis response

    UNDP is planning a continued focus on resilience and livelihoods in its work on behalf of the most vulnerable in Syria and in neighboring countries struggling to cope with the impacts of the Syria crisis.

  • 29 Jan 2016
    UNDP outlines 2016 plans for Syria crisis response

    UNDP is planning a continued focus on resilience and livelihoods in its work on behalf of the most vulnerable in Syria and in neighboring countries struggling to cope with the impacts of the Syria crisis.

  • 27 Jan 2016
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina shifting to Energy Efficiency Lighting Systems using the “LED” Technology

    Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina celebrated today its shift to energy efficiency by converting the existing lighting systems in the main conference hall from traditional non-efficient systems to modern LED technology, and thus showing its commitment to take action against climate change.

  • 24 Jan 2016
    Launch of Emergency Solid Waste Management Assistance in Taizz

    UNDP launched an emergency solid waste management response targeting the districts of Salh, Al Qahirah and Al Mudhaffar in Taizz Governorate. This assistance will provide emergency employment opportunity for 30 work days to 250 vulnerable youth at risk, 195 men and 55 women, and restore disrupted solid waste removal services. The intervention will also strengthen the operational capacity of the Cleanliness Fund by rehabilitating its fleet through the provision of spare parts and tools.

  • 20 Jan 2016
    New Projects Announced for Area C by the Ministry of Local Government, UNDP and Italy

    Ramallah – The Steering Committee for the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and East Jerusalem programme (FAIR) approved the second package of six essential infrastructure projects worth over USD 1.2 million, with funding from the Government of Italy.

  • 19 Jan 2016
    Norway contributes additional funding to help stabilize newly liberated areas in Iraq

    The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$2.8 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This is the second contribution from the Kingdom of Norway in recent months, and will be dedicated to restoring livelihoods for people returning home.

  • 17 Jan 2016
    OFID and UNDP collaborate to launch the Arab Development Portal in 2016

    Vienna, January 17, 2016 - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today in Vienna a new three-year partnership agreement to reinforce their collaborative effort on producing the Arab Development Portal (ADP). Initiated by the Arab Coordination Group (CG), the ADP is a comprehensive, one-stop-shop knowledge resource that aims to improve the scope, depth, reliability, availability and use of high quality development information to support development progress in the Arab region. The ADP will go live in the first quarter of 2016.

  • 14 Jan 2016
    The Inauguration of the First of Its kind in the Middle East Wadi El Hitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum

    Under the auspices of Prime Minister Engineer Sherif Ismail, Minister of Environment Dr. Khaled Fahmy inaugurates the Wadi El Hitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum on January 14th, 2016 in the presence of Fayoum Governor Mr. Wael Makram, Ambassador of Italy Mr. Maurizio Massari, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Mrs. Anita Nirody.

  • 05 Jan 2016
    Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

    Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve more through technology, the first Social Innovation Hub has been launched at the National Council for Women in Cairo.

  • 24 Dec 2015
    Denmark contributes $3.3 million to support participatory and accountable governance, security sector reform and stabilization in Iraq

    The Kingdom of Denmark has signed a US$3.3 million contribution agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support participatory and accountable governance, security sector reform and stabilization projects in Iraq. Denmark’s generous contribution will be earmarked for three projects: Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance, Support to Security Sector Reform Phase II, and the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization. These three initiatives are part of UNDP’s support for Government efforts to build a more secure, prosperous and democratic Iraq.

  • 23 Dec 2015
    Japan grants US$2 million to support host communities and displaced Syrians in Lebanon

    The Japanese government has provided an emergency grant of US$ 2 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the needs of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

  • 23 Dec 2015
    Italy contributes $2.72 million for stabilization in Iraq

    The Italian Republic has contributed US$2.72 million (2.5 million euros) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which channels fast-track support to help rehabilitate civic infrastructure, kick-start local economies, boost government capacity and promote community reconciliation in Iraq

  • 22 Dec 2015
    UNDP is accelerating its resilience and stabilization work thanks to a $33 million contribution from Germany

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Development Bank (KfW) signed financing agreements for contributions totaling US$33 million from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support stabilization in newly liberated areas and resilience programmes across Iraq.

  • 22 Dec 2015
    Stakeholders and practitioners validate the national biodiversity strategy and plan

    Sana’a - In partnership with UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) developed the second National Biodiversity and Action Plan (NBSAP2) committed under the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).

  • 21 Dec 2015
    Yemen Our Home, innovative online platform connects Yemeni Diaspora with local communities in need

    Hundreds of youth in Sana’a, Taizz, Aden, Seyoun and Al Mukalla celebrated today the launch of Yemen Our Home, a crowdfunding platform supported by the United Nations Development Programme that links the Yemeni Diaspora with projects targeting affected communities.

  • 15 Dec 2015
    Enhancing resilience and self-reliance in crisis affected Yemeni communities

    Amman - The European Delegation to Yemen and representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) yesterday signed an EU-supported Joint Programme entitled “Enhancing Rural Resilience in Yemen” (ERRY).

  • 15 Dec 2015
    OFID Signs Agreements with UNDP in Support of East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip Projects

    Vienna – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) signed agreements worth USD 01 million to implement projects in support of the resilience of Palestinians residing in East Jerusalem and Gaza. The new agreements aim at increasing access to healthcare services for cancer patients in East Jerusalem and creating employment opportunities for youth in Gaza.

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