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Call for Country Policy Briefs: How Can the Digital Economy Benefit Everyone in Arab Countries?

The Arab Development Portal at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Economic Research Forum (ERF) are pleased to announce a call for policy briefs on “Growth, Employment, Poverty,…  


The G20 in virtual reality

The 2020 G20 Leaders’ Summit will be hosted in Riyadh, marking the first time the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosts this annual event. ​ The theme for 2020 is “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century…  


Elections During COVID-19: Key Considerations for Resilience and Inclusiveness in the Arab States Region

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the Arab States region joined others worldwide by moving swiftly to invoke constitutional provisions such as national defense laws or emergency…  


Arab states step up response to coronavirus

Almost all nations are taking precautions by closing borders, schools, and public places.  


Climate leadership in one of the most challenging corners of the world

What the Arab States are doing to create a sustainable future.  


The SDGs and Human Rights

The universal periodic review (UPR) is a state-driven mechanism of the human rights council (HRC) aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 united nations (UN)…  


15 September:The Misk-UNDP Youth Forum

The Forum was co-hosted by the Misk Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  


Second National Communication Report

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with a representative government. It is bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the east, Saudi Arabia to the east and south and the…  


UNDP and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation unite to fight poverty in the Arab world

New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation (ITFC) of the Islamic Development Bank agreed today to cooperate in the Arab States region on…  


Mapping of Climate Change Threats and Human Development Impacts in the Arab Region

The aim of this report is to present a comprehensive desk review and mapping exercise for an overview of the impact of climate change on the Arab region. The report is based on existing literature…  

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