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The SDG-climate nexus: UN partnerships in the Arab Region

The Middle East is known for being the world’s oil capital, but did you know that it also has the world’s highest levels of solar radiation? Harnessing the region’s solar potential could help move the…  


Private finance can play key role in 2030 Agenda: UNDP

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…  


Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says

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.  


Arab Future Energy Index Afex 2016

he AFEX 2016 Renewable Energy edition reveals the robust commitment of Arab countries to develop financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable energy systems through the wider deployment of…  


Not business as usual: Developing Palestinian exports

Mahdi Hassan is proud of the challenges he overcame to gradually become one of the biggest exporters of Palestinian date palm. “Medjool date, grown in Jericho, is renowned for its taste,” says Mahdi,…  


Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”

On behalf of the United Nations Development Group, I am pleased to welcome you to the launch of this publication, “The SDGs are Coming to Life: Stories of Country Implementation and UN Support”. We…  


Helen Clark Speech at opening of Regional Management Cluster Meeting for UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Regional Management Meeting of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS). Allow me first to express our thanks to the Government of United Arab Emirates…  


Sima Bahous: Towards sustainable human development in the Arab region

Remarks of Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme at the regional workshop on…  


Sima Bahous: Remarks at Regional United Nations Development Group Meeting

Welcoming remarks by Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme Chair of Regional United…  


Helen Clark: Arab Development Forum

Helen Clark speech at the Arab Development Forum, second regional consultation on the post-2015 global development agenda  

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