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2021 in Review: Climate ambition accelerates across the Arab States

Many countries in Arab States are already living the impacts of climate change.  


Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights

How UNDP is working to leave no one behind in the Arab region.  


UNDP Horn of Africa leadership strengthens ties across borders

The first UNDP Horn of Africa Resident Representatives forum closed today with commitments on strengthening development ties across borders through support for joint analysis, planning and action.  


Cotton, stability, and 24,000 opportunities in Sudan’s White Nile

In White Nile, support for rural development – and partnerships with the private sector – has created 24,000 jobs, and opportunities for communities and refugees to work together.  


Investing in flood-prevention infrastructure in Kassala City

2020’s catastrophic flooding caused widespread damage across Sudan, including in Kassala State, and its capital Kassala City, which is bisected by the Gash River.  


Update three: UNDP response for host communities and Ethiopian refugees in Eastern Sudan

Efforts to support the more than 46,000 Ethiopian refugees, and nearby host communities, continues in Eastern Sudan. Significant activities are underway to provide longer-term, durable solutions for…  


Introducing flood-resilience technologies ahead of Sudan’s rainy season

In 2020, Sudan was hit by some of the worst flooding in decades. Sennar and Kassla states were particularly impacted, with almost 21,000 houses destroyed or damaged.  


One behaviour at a time: Redesigning entrepreneurship pathways in the Arab States

In June this year, António Guterres declared that behavioural science was ‘a critical tool for the UN to progress on its mandate’. UNDP’s Regional Innovation Team in the Arab States, a long-running…  


Federal Ministry of Health, UNDP and WHO launch improved HIV treatment

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have commenced the roll-out of a new HIV treatment in Sudan,…  


Sports complex reopens in South Darfur supporting youth and peace

Yesterday, supporting peace and stabilization, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Ministry of Education and Guidance reopened South Darfur’s Nyala Sports Complex following a…  

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