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Protecting the Nile Delta

Children run after each other with kites flying along Egypt’s Nile Delta. Families and friends enjoy the scenery as they enjoy an afternoon picnic. Just a few miles away, farmers work in their fields…  


Iraq reaffirms commitment to climate action under the Paris Agreement: Draft nationally determined contributions document finalized

Iraq, through the Iraqi Ministry of Health and Environment, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, has renewed its commitment to combating climate change by…  


Flood disaster needs and recovery asessment report released

This week, the Government of Sudan in collaboration with the United Nations and the World Bank, launched a report highlighting the impact of 2020’s floods on development sectors of Sudan, and…  


Government of Italy & UNDP, with FAO & UNFPA collaborate to boost resilience activities in South Eastern Deir ez-Zour

As part of the integrated response to the “crisis within the crisis” in Syria, the Government of Italy and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), jointly with the Food and Agriculture…  


A new era: With ambitious climate goals, Iraq sets itself on a new path

At its height in 2014, the Islamic State occupied large swathes of Iraq. Shops and factories closed; fields dried up. Towns and cities were left in ruins by fighting and airstrikes. 5.8 million people…  


Regional climate security stakeholder dialogue

This report provides a summary and overview of the proceedings and results of the Regional Climate Security Stakeholder Dialogue “Towards an Integrated Climate Security Framework for the Arab Region”,…  


SDG climate facility: climate action for human security in the Arab region

With financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the SDG-Climate Facility is a multi-partner platform focusing on the impacts of climate change on human security in the…  


Socotra: Yemen’s Island of Natural Wonder and Beauty

Socotra, an island located 380 kilometres south of the Arabian Peninsula, means “island abode of bliss” in Sanskrit. It is an island hub for international holiday makers spending their vacations…  


UNDP Syria’s Green Team Pilots Green Energy for the Country Office

“Look at that,” our technical engineer said, standing proudly on the roof of the Damascus Country Office building, surveying the newly installed solar collectors. “Now we’re feeding the national…  


Lebanon submits updated national climate pledge under Paris Agreement

Lebanon enhances the ambition of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and renewable energy targets by 2030, adopts more comprehensive adaptation priorities as part of its adaptation communication, and aligns…  

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