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  • 31 Mar 2015
    Donors pledge US$ 3.8 billion to help people affected by the constantly deteriorating Syria crisis

    Kuwait City In an expression of continued solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating crisis in Syria, now in its fifth year, international donors today pledged US$3.8 billion at a conference hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

  • 13 Mar 2015
    New UN report puts spotlight on plight of Syrians

    Damascus – Four out of five Syrians are now living in poverty, with almost half the population displaced from their homes, according to a new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 10 Mar 2015
    Launching of “Syria: Alienation and Violence” Report Impact of Syria Crisis 2014

    The Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR), an independent not–for-profit think tank based in Damascus launched its report “Syria: Alienation and Violence” as part of series of quarterly based reports on the impact of the crisis on development in Syria. The report covers the conflict during 2014 on quarterly basis. The report is supported by both UNDP and UNRWA.

  • 08 Mar 2015
    Jordan workshop to discuss key findings of Third Arab Knowledge Report 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, more than 200 university students, education experts and specialists in the field of knowledge will take part in a workshop and panel discussion, jointly organised by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to discuss key findings of theThird Arab Knowledge Report, launched during the First Knowledge Conference in December 2014.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    In a pioneering statement, women activists from Libya reveal a position on the country’s future

    Tunis – A group of 35 Libyan women activists from diverse backgrounds representing all regions of Libya agreed, for the first time in the context of the Libyan conflict, on a joint statement affirming their demands for a peaceful, democratic and unified Libya.

  • 25 Dec 2014
    Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General on Sudan

    New York City - The United Nations Secretary-General condemns the Government of Sudan's decision to expel the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    UN and Partners Launch Major Aid Plans for Syria and Region

    Berlin – As Syria’s war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion in funds to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015. The appeal includes two main elements: support for the 12 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria, and addressing the needs of the millions of Syrian refugees in the region and the countries and communities hosting them.

  • 05 Dec 2014
    UNV launches report on perceptions and recommendations for youth volunteerism in Arab States

    Cairo, Egypt – On the occasion of this year’s International Volunteer Day, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has launched a report gathering findings, perceptions and recommendations on youth volunteerism in Arab states, as part of its regional project, Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future.

  • 03 Dec 2014
    Sweden, through UNDP, to support cash assistance programme for displaced population in Gaza

    Gaza – The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People announced a USD 3.4 million contribution to fund cash assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip

  • 23 Nov 2014
    Syrian refugees in Iraq: UNDP and UNHCR to jointly work on resilience needs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today signed in Erbil an Operational Framework agreeing to pilot together resilience-based approaches in a number of areas hosting Syrian refugees in Iraq.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Enhancing Climate Resilience of the Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in Somalia

    Mogadishu, Somalia —The Government of Somalia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is set to begin an innovative project enhancing climate resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems through a US$8 million initiative.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    UNDP Launches first Lexicon of Electoral Terminology in three languages

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched in Cairo its first trilingual (Arabic, English and French) Lexicon of Electoral Terminology. With close to 500 entries, the lexicon provides clear and accurate explanations of key concepts and terms in the field of elections. The Lexicon documents the most widely accepted electoral terms in Arabic accounting for regional language variations in the eight participating countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    Government and Private Sector of Yemen hold dialogue in support of Yemen's economic development

    WASHINGTON, DC -- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yemen and the Yemeni private sector was signed today in Washington DC to foster an enabling environment for business creation and youth employment.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    Arab youth encouraged to give back as part of MBC and UNV partnership

    Dubai, Following the highly successful activation of MBC Group’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) arm, MBC Al Amal (also known as “MBC Hope”) comes another major announcement: MBC Hope has partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to celebrate the positive energy, creativity and community spirit of young volunteers who are acting as the catalysts in fostering “Hope” in the MENA Region.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Libyan Women Articulate Demands for the Constitution

    Cairo, Egypt: The United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and UN WOMEN organized a meeting on “Libyan Women’s Demands for the Constitution”. The meeting is being held in Cairo, Egypt from 1st to 4th of November. 2014.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Yemen supported in preparations for Post-2015 Climate Agreement

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen represented by Ministries of Planning, Water and Environment have singed a Project Document “Yemen’s National Preparation for Post-2015 Climate Agreement” at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Signing ceremony of a project that will support Government’s efforts to address ghost workers and double dippers

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Yemen (GoY), represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and Ministry of Civil Service (MoCS) signed the “Strengthening Civil Service and Human Resources Management Project (SHRM)”. This three year project is aiming to address the general structure of the public service in Yemen as well as the issue of ghost workers and double dippers.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    The EIF partnership welcomes Somalia as its 50th beneficiary country

    The Federal Republic of Somalia has become the 50th country to join the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the only Aid for Trade programme entirely dedicated to LDCs and recently graduated countries.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Syrian Refugee Programme

    Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighbouring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    UNDP signs USD 10 million agreement with Islamic Development Bank for housing in Gaza

    Jerusalem – UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the Palestinian Government, represented by the Prime Minister’s office, signed a USD 10 million agreement with the Islamic Development Bank to reconstruct partially damaged housing units in Gaza.