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Video Intervention from Khalida Bouzar, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director of the Regional Bureau of Arab States

I am pleased to greet you at this important event where our UNDP Arab States Goodwill Ambassador, Michael Haddad will perform his Expo 2020 Walk for Climate Action and host a roundtable for business…  


Meeting on 2021 Egypt Human Development Report

UNDP’s Bureau for Arab States had a frank and open discussion with Amnesty International, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights and Human Rights Watch to discuss their concerns on human rights…  


Statement by the UNDP Administrator: Human Rights Day 2021, 10 December

Like never before in recent history, the unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting many countries to limit human rights.  


Statement by the UNDP Administrator: International Anti-Corruption Day 2021, 9 December

People across the world continue to come together to confront a virus that is upending the way we live, work, and cooperate.  


Statement by the UNDP Administrator for World AIDS Day

Hard-won gains towards ending the AIDS pandemic are at risk of being lost due to the ongoing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns and other restrictions have interrupted HIV…  


At the Conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26

As COP26 ends, the 1.5-degree Celsius goal is alive, yet barely. In Glasgow, many countries – especially small emitters – stepped-up, significantly raising their climate ambition while committing to…  


Statement for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October)

As we mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, humanity is at a crossroads. Human choices, shaped by values and institutions, have given rise to the interconnected planetary and social…  


Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Second Regular Session 2021

These are extraordinary times. The world is facing existential challenges: a pandemic and a climate emergency, political polarization and challenged multilateralism, continued conflicts, natural…  


Joint Statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day

On this day, World Humanitarian Day, we stand together to pay tribute to humanitarians in Syria and worldwide. Every year, we take this critical moment to extend our deepest condolences to all those…  


Brussels Conference on Syria

Ten years into the Syria crisis, the needs are greater than ever -- both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries. That is due to existing challenges that are now being compounded by the…  

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