European and Arab partners discuss development challenges and priorities across the Arab region
Apr 6, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Commission (EC) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) discussed today the development challenges and priorities in the Arab region, in particular the importance of youth empowerment as a new area of development cooperation in the region. Representatives of EU institutions, Arab Ambassadors to EU and members of the Brussels-based policy, development, and think tank community participated in the debate.
New study provides pragmatic suggestions to help in creating decent employment and expand economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and communities hosting them
Apr 5, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched today, on the side-lines of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, their joint report entitled “Jobs Makes the Difference: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities.” In line with the discussion in the EU-hosted Conference held today, the six-country study argues that expanding access to economic opportunities for those affected by the Syrian crisis must be a priority. However, it is equally makes it clear that the current response to the crisis, despite recent successes, is unlikely to be sufficient.
Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open
Apr 4, 2017
As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UNHCR and UNDP – on behalf of the 240 international and national partners and the host governments in the region – are extremely concerned by the current low funding levels of the response to help millions of Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them.
In Brussels, support for Roma integration gets a boost
Mar 29, 2017
The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank (WB) and the Council of Europe (CoE) launched today three new projects to support Roma integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
International Film Festival raises awareness about the global development goals
Mar 24, 2017
Seventy-five documentaries from all over the world will be screened during the 2017 edition of the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, which starts today in Brussels.
World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report
Mar 21, 2017
A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all.
Renewed commitment and a sub-regional approach needed for peace and stability in Central Africa, says UNDP
Mar 14, 2017
Persistent insecurity and fragility in the Central African sub-region can only be addressed if national and regional actors, as well as international partners, prioritize peacebuilding and development of border areas, boost citizen’s engagement and participation, and improve governance indicators and management of natural resources.
EU and UNDP to support stabilization in Iraq
Mar 6, 2017
The European Union (EU) has contributed around US$14.8 million (€14 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
European Union and United Nations work together to improve lives in more than 170 countries
Mar 1, 2017
Partnership between the European Union and the United Nations has benefited millions of people in more than 170 countries across the globe, according to the latest report showcasing the results and strength of the collaboration between the United Nations and the European Union.
EU and UNDP discuss ways to advance the development goals in the Caribbean
Feb 16, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a unique opportunity to the Caribbean countries to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, said UNDP during a dialogue with the European Union on the Caribbean.