Gaza Economy - Nearing Total Collapse: A UNDP Report on Challenges to Economic Recovery and Long-Term Development in Gaza
Jul 12, 2017
Gaza - Gaza’s private sector, the engine of future economic growth potential, is presently incapacitated due to the blockade, restrictions on movement and access to natural resources and markets, and recurrent destructive wars, according to the latest Gaza economic recovery report released today by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in Gaza, and authored by Dr Mohammed Samhouri.
European Union and UNDP support social protection for community resilience in Yemen
Jul 5, 2017
Brussels —The European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict.
UN Agencies and Microsoft Join Hands to Create Jobs for Communities affected by the Syria Crisis
May 23, 2017
Amman - United Nations Agencies and Microsoft signed an agreement today to work together to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria Crisis.
UNDP and AITRS sign an MOU to strengthen official statistics in the Arab countries
May 22, 2017
Amman - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) signed today in Amman a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce their collaborative effort on supporting and building the capacity of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in the Arab States region.
Japan contributes additional US$16.7 million to stabilization and resilience in Iraq
May 7, 2017
Baghdad - The Government of Japan has contributed an additional US$16.7 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote stabilization, recovery, and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and in areas with large displaced populations
UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen
Apr 24, 2017
Geneva - As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen tomorrow, the United Nations Development Programme urges strong support from international partners to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen.
Government of Iraq and UNDP initiate 202 projects to accelerate the stabilization of Mosul
Apr 19, 2017
Baghdad—Building on dozens of projects already underway, the Government of Iraq today authorized UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to initiate 202 more projects to accelerate the immediate stabilization of Mosul and greater Ninewa Governorate.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
European and Arab partners discuss development challenges and priorities across the Arab region
Apr 6, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Commission (EC) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) discussed today the development challenges and priorities in the Arab region, in particular the importance of youth empowerment as a new area of development cooperation in the region. Representatives of EU institutions, Arab Ambassadors to EU and members of the Brussels-based policy, development, and think tank community participated in the debate
New study provides pragmatic suggestions to help in creating decent employment and expand economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and communities hosting them
Apr 5, 2017
Brussels - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched today, on the side-lines of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, their joint report entitled “Jobs Makes the Difference: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities.”