The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) today announced the appointment of Lebanese endurance athlete Michael Haddad as Goodwill Ambassador to advance and accelerate climate action across the Arab region and around the world.
The Arab Youth Center (AYC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement to support and build capacities of youth in 10 Arab countries and encourage their active engagement in effort to achieve the goals of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, within the frame work of their new joint initiative “Youth Development Delegates in the Arab region.”
Today, at its Headquarters in New York, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)signed an agreement withthe Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF)to continue their joint work within the frame of the Knowledge Project for the next 10-years (2021-2030)
UNDP’s Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner has returned from a five-day visit to Yemen where he traveled to Aden, Sana’a, and Hodeidah, to meet with communities, officials, and members of the United Nations family
Throughout the Arab region UNDP’s rapidly-growing Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is helping young men and women to become positive change-makers and fullfil their dreams of a more just, equal and sustainable societies by focusing their creative talent on social innovations that, with the Sustainable Development Goals at heart, will elevate their communities to a better future
Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today

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