Towards the next generation of crisis response: resilience building in Syria and neighbouring countries
Oct 24, 2016
Amman, 24 October 2016– In collaboration with the governments of Canada and Finland, UNDP is convening the “Syria crisis Resilience-Building Week – a Bridge from Concepts to Practice,” over the period 25-27 October, in Amman. This knowledge and policy exchange event will bring together over 200 participants including international high-level officials from governments in the region, regional experts and practitioners in resilience, UN partners, international financial institutions, NGOS, the private sector to exchange views on current responses to the Syria crisis; identify emerging needs; discuss challenges and opportunities; and generate practical knowledge to improve crisis responses.
Early warnings and good governance crucial to preventing root causes of displacement: UNDP’s Helen Clark
Sep 19, 2016
New York City, the world needs early warning and response systems to detect emerging tensions and promote reconciliation while good governance and the rule of law are strengthened in order to address the very causes of mass movements of refugees, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup
Sep 18, 2016
New York, NY — Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York.
Africa talks on climate targets set the stage for COP22 in Marrakech
Sep 7, 2016
Tunis– Representatives from African countries discussed opportunities and challenges that they are facing in turning climate targets into concrete actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change and adapt to them. These discussions in the Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa, hosted by the Government of Tunisia, from 5-7 September, provided an opportunity for African countries to address key commitments to the Paris Agreement ahead of the next climate conference, COP22, set for Marrakech in November.
Two years after the 2014 Gaza hostilities, 16 heads of UN agencies in Palestine call for greater flow of material and funding to reverse Gaza’s de-development spiral
Aug 26, 2016
On the day marking two years since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the occupation in 1967, 16 heads of United Nations agencies in Palestine call for the uninterrupted and predictable flow of material and increased funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza’s 1.9 million residents.
UN Development Chief Visits Somalia
Aug 24, 2016
Mogadishu – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peace-building, and state-building processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country today.
UNDP Resident Representative and Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation meet journalists on the Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 23, 2016
On the occasion of one year since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of International Cooperation (MoIC) organized a media gathering on the role of the United Nations and UNDP in relation to achieving the SDGs in Egypt.
Agreement Signature for “Legal Advisory and Alternative Dispute Resolution Community Centers”
Aug 6, 2016
Princess Taghrid Institute for Development & Training and UNDP, The United Nations Development Programme in Jordan signed an agreement of cooperation to set up “Legal Advisory and Alternative Dispute Resolution Community Centers” in both Jerash and Irbid governorates.
USD 2 million for Youth Economic Initiatives in the West Bank Funded by Islamic Development Bank through UNDP
Aug 2, 2016
Ramallah – The Ministry of Social Development, the Higher Council for Youth and Sports and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People launched a tripartite partnership, worth USD 2.1 million from the Islamic Development Bank, to support youth economic initiatives in the West Bank.
Palestinian Ministry of Labor and UNDP Sign Agreement with Funds from Islamic Development Bank
Jul 28, 2016
The Ministry of Labour, represented by H.E. Mamoun Abu Shahla, and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Roberto Valent, signed a USD 5 million Memorandum of Understanding to implement the Rapid Employment Generation project in the Gaza Strip, targeting recent graduates and unemployed youth.