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  • Helen Clark: Speech at the Supporting Syria and the Region follow up event Sep 21, 2016

    I would like to thank Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this important event with the UN. Sadly, this event takes place shortly after the UN has halted all aid convoys in Syria following the deadly attack on Monday. Our thoughts are with the families of the twelve humanitarian workers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent who tragically lost their lives.

  • UNDP and Japan agree to expand support for restoring access to electricity in Syria Apr 15, 2016

    New York - The United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Government of Japan signed today a US$11.5 million agreement to expand efforts to restore reliable electricity to Syrian communities affected by the crisis in Syria. The one-year agreement will be implemented by UNDP Syria and builds on ongoing support by the Government of Japan for UNDP’s efforts to reach the most vulnerable people across the war-torn country which has been in crisis since 2011.

  • Strong support for resilience at Syria pledging conference Feb 4, 2016

    LONDON - The United Nations Development Programme welcomes the major pledges made for responses to the Syria crisis in London today at the conference co-hosted by UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the UN. More than US$10 billion dollars were pledged for life-saving interventions and to bolster livelihoods and education, health and other services for those impacted by the Syrian crisis.

  • UNDP outlines 2016 plans for Syria crisis response Jan 29, 2016

    New York City - UNDP is planning a continued focus on resilience and livelihoods in its work on behalf of the most vulnerable in Syria and in neighboring countries struggling to cope with the impacts of the Syria crisis.

  • Launching of “Syria: Alienation and Violence” Report Impact of Syria Crisis 2014 Mar 10, 2015

    The Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR), an independent not–for-profit think tank based in Damascus launched its report “Syria: Alienation and Violence” as part of series of quarterly based reports on the impact of the crisis on development in Syria. The report covers the conflict during 2014 on quarterly basis. The report is supported by both UNDP and UNRWA.

  • Helen Clark: Speech at the Global Launch of the 2014 Human Development Report Jul 24, 2014

    I am delighted to be launching the 2014 Human Development Report, “Sustaining Human Development Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, in Japan - a recognised leader in disaster risk reduction and human security. Thank you, Prime Minister Abe, for your willingness to participate in this global launch today.

  • UNDP, European Union Support Emergency Restoration and Stabilization of Livelihoods in Affected Syrian Communities Dec 10, 2013

    (Damascus, Syria): The United Nations Development Program and the European Union signed today an agreement to support “Emergency Restoration and Stabilization of Livelihoods in Affected Syrian Communities”. The funding for this agreement totaling EUR 5,588,633 will be financed by the European Union and will be implemented by UNDP Syria.

  • UNDP and the Government of Russia Support Emergency Restoration and Stabilization of Livelihoods of Affected Syrian Populations Dec 4, 2013

    Damascus, Syria: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria signed today an agreement with the Government of Russia to support the “Emergency Restoration and Stabilization of Livelihoods of Affected Syrian Populations”. The one year agreement with funding totaling US$ 2,017,000 will be financed by the government of Russia and will be implemented by UNDP Syria.

  • UNDP, Government of Japan Support Emergency Employment for Rehabilitation and water sanitation Infrastructure in Homs and Aleppo Oct 9, 2013

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria signed today an agreement with the Government of Japan to support the “Emergency Employment for Rehabilitation and Water Sanitation Infrastructure” for Homs and Aleppo.

  • Dairy Instead of Slaughtering Jun 4, 2013

    As part of its focus on enhancing the resilience of communities through quick impact projects such as the restoration of disrupted livelihoods, UNDP set up ten milk processing unites in eight villages within the Al- Ghab region.