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Statement of Mourad Wahba: Regional Dialogue on Gender-Justice and the Law

I would like to begin by thanking ESCWA for welcoming us here in Beirut for this important dialogue on gender-justice and the law, and, since this is the first time I am seeing him in his new…  


Message from UNDP Administrator International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In the 25 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, human development has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has increased economic and social…  


Statement of Sarah Poole: Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment

We are so grateful to have you here with us today to dive deep into the topic of Behavioural Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment.  


Sarah Poole, UNDP Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States: Breaking stereotypes and social barriers

Excellencies, colleagues and partners, I would like to begin by thanking the Union for the Mediterranean and the Government of Portugal for inviting me on behalf of the United Nations Development…  


EU-hosted high-level meeting on the Syria crisis

EU-hosted high-level meeting on the Syria crisis  


Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Opening Remarks at "Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development"  


World Environment Day - 5 June 2018

Statement on World Environment Day - Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution  


Statement of the Administrator: Inclusive human capital development and economic recovery for the region

Inclusive human capital development and economic recovery for the region - Syria Conference, Brussels  


Statement of Sarah Poole, Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP On the occasion of “Rural Women in the Arab Region: Cases of Challenges and Resilience”

At the outset, on behalf of UNDP I would like to express our thanks to the Arab Women’s Organisation and UNWOMEN for organising this event, as an important contribution to CSW focused specifically on…  


Mourad Wahba: Opening of International Conference on Promoting women's political participation, essential support for political reform processes and sustainable development

Let me begin today by expressing my gratitude for your kind invitation to me to participate in this important conference that highlights one of the most important priorities for reform and pillars of…  

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