An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure
With the ancient pyramids of Giza as their witness, around fifty Egyptian differently abled athletes completed today the Egypt Walk for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) to highlight the importance of assistive technologies in expanding horizons of independence and public participation of PwD in Egypt. Endurance sports professional and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador for Arab States, Michael Haddad, accompanied them on the walk.
As per WHO’s Situation Report of 24 March 2020, 19 countries in the Arab region have reported COVID-19 cases. Those countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Only Yemen has no reported cases.
With support from the Government of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a mobile application to provide guidance to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors across Yemen
In June 2020, a Facebook group was created by young Tunisian development practitioners. The group served as an open space for those who mostly joined the development field after the Tunisian’s
Religious leaders from various faiths across Iraq have come together to celebrate Iraq’s diversity and promote peace in their communities.

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392.4 million

Population

7.4

People living on less than $1.25 per day

50.6%

Labour force participation rate

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