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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.  


A message of hope from Pope Francis to reach the Arctic on a unique journey

At a special event, hosted today in the Italian Embassy to the Holy See, and co-organized with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Institute for Global Dialogue and the Culture of…  


At the opening of the Asian Youth Paralympic Games UNDP Regional Goodwill Ambassador Michael Haddad completes 100-meters dash to highlight issues of inclusion of persons with disabilities & accelerating Climate Action

Last night, as part of the opening ceremony of the Asian Youth Paralympic Games, hosted in the Bahrain 2-6 December, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Goodwill Ambassador for…  


New agreement between UNDP and Union for the Mediterranean strengthens peace and prosperity across key regions

Climate action, economic integration and support for women and youth are some of the key areas of partnership under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today between the Union for the…  


Together. rising. stronger… for climate action & inclusion

Michael Haddad, Regional Goodwill ambassador will particiapte in the opening ceremony of the Fourth Asian Youth Paralympic Games in Manama, Bahrian on 2nd of December.  


UNDP supports Somali delegation to take part in COP 26

This year’s UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 26, is a pivotal moment in the world’s efforts to fight climate change.  


COP 26 in Glasgow: Iraq’s preparations underway

From rising temperatures and intense droughts to declining rainfall, desertification and salinization, Iraq faces many challenges as a result of climate change, making the country’s presence at COP26…  


UNDP Administrator’s official visit to Doha culminates with a new US $16 million multi-year agreement

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Achim Steiner, visited Doha, Qatar on 24 October to discuss the UNDP-Qatar partnership with high-level Qatari officials.  


For every dollar pledged to tackle climate crisis for world’s poor, four dollars are spent on fossil fuel subsidies that keep the climate crisis alive according to new UNDP research

The world spends an astounding US$423 billion annually to subsidize fossil fuels for consumers – oil, electricity that is generated by the burning of other fossil fuels, gas, and coal. This is four…  


Turning Puntland green by stopping erosion

UNDP helps camel herders in Puntland protect their land and livestock from soil erosion and flash floods  

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