30 Jan 2018
One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response
28 Jan 2018
Businesses employ design thinking to expand economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and Jordanian communities hosting them
Amman – Representatives from the Jordanian and global private sector, government, civil society and international organizations convened today in the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, in the Dead Sea to explore and develop new business solutions to create jobs and enhance economic prospects for Syrian refugees and communities hosting them across the Kingdom.
14 Dec 2017
Baghdad – The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed an additional USD 14.2 million (EUR 12 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Netherlands is currently the fourth largest donor supporting stabilization work in Iraq, with a total contribution of over USD 42 million.
13 Dec 2017
Baghdad – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has contributed an additional USD 94 million (EUR 80 million) to two major UNDP programmes that are helping to stabilize newly liberated areas – the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS),
12 Dec 2017
Amman/Geneva - United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 4.4 billion plan designed to support over five million refugees from Syria and the vulnerable communities hosting them in neighbouring countries.
30 Nov 2017
Tunis, 30/November/2017 – During a ceremony that took place today at UNDP Libya office in Tunis, his excellency, the Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Dr. Christian Buck and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, signed an agreement increasing Germany's contribution to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) with an additional 1 million euro.
28 Nov 2017
The UN’s development agency, the United Nations Development Programme, today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
18 Nov 2017
Doha – Private finance can play a key role in realizing the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if policymakers succeed in aligning incentives to encourage investors to help ensure that no one is left behind by 2030, said Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator.
03 Nov 2017
German Federal Government and UNDP conclude expert meeting on creating jobs, livelihoods for refugees
Bonn – The German Federal Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today concluded a meeting of policymakers and experts on creating jobs and economic opportunities for refugees and communities hosting them in neighboring countries.
09 Oct 2017
UNDP’s Regional Director for Arab States completes official visits to Yemen: We maintain our focus on strengthening resilience and early recovery
Aden, Yemen – In the immediate term, UNDP will focus its work in areas geared to helping strengthen the resilience of war-affected Yemeni communities and to support stabilization, including demining, maintaining local governance and service-delivery structures, and creating employment for youth, according to UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Mourad Wahba.
02 Oct 2017
Brussels – First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.
29 Aug 2017
The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme and the Permanent Mission of Sudan to the United Nations today hosted a screening at United Nations Headquarters in New York of Iman: When Faith is at the Crossroads.
22 Aug 2017
Amman - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) signed today a cost-sharing agreement in the amount of USD 6.7 million (SEK 54,800,000) for three years to strengthen Arab economic integration for inclusive sustainable development.
12 Jul 2017
Gaza Economy - Nearing Total Collapse: A UNDP Report on Challenges to Economic Recovery and Long-Term Development in Gaza
Gaza - Gaza’s private sector, the engine of future economic growth potential, is presently incapacitated due to the blockade, restrictions on movement and access to natural resources and markets, and recurrent destructive wars, according to the latest Gaza economic recovery report released today by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in Gaza, and authored by Dr Mohammed Samhouri.
05 Jul 2017
Brussels —The European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict.
23 May 2017
Amman - United Nations Agencies and Microsoft signed an agreement today to work together to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria Crisis.
22 May 2017
Amman - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) signed today in Amman a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce their collaborative effort on supporting and building the capacity of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in the Arab States region.
07 May 2017
Baghdad - The Government of Japan has contributed an additional US$16.7 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote stabilization, recovery, and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and in areas with large displaced populations
24 Apr 2017
Geneva - As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen tomorrow, the United Nations Development Programme urges strong support from international partners to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen.
19 Apr 2017
New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.