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League of Arab States, Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme Hold Roundtable on COVID-19 in the Arab Region

As the world is met by the unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in the Arab region are facing multiple crises spanning a wide range of sectors.  


Protecting communities from COVID-19: Canada commits funds to tackle growing pandemic in Iraq

The Government of Canada has contributed US$1.85 million to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Italy boosts security and rule of Law initiative in Libya with Euro 1,300,000

Italy has increased its contribution to the Policing and Security Joint Programme (PSJP) initiative in Libya, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the…  


The Stabilization Facility for Libya helps 3 million people to enjoy better access to social services and better conditions for peaceful coexistence

Partners of the United Nations Development Programme’s Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), including Libyan authorities and members of the international community, met to assess progress thus far…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

New York – The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to stay at home,…  


Continuing support to YEMAC’s demining efforts in Aden through provision of vehicles and mine detectors

Today the United Nations Development Programme provided its national partner, the Yemen Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC), with 36 vehicles (20 soft skin pick-ups, eight soft skin trucks, and eight…  


The Stabilization Facility for Libya delivers COVID-19 test kits to the National Center for Disease Control

As part of the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) delivered 4,320 COVID-19 test kits to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) that…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


Battling Coronavirus: France prioritizes critical medical equipment in southern Iraq

The Government of France has committed EUR 300,000 (US$334,448) to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme…  


University of Khartoum & UNDP join forces on solar energy, Sudan peace efforts, sustainable development

KHARTOUM: Following years of collaboration, the University of Khartoum and UNDP Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on a number of upcoming peace and development projects.  

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