Issue 1
November 15
About This Issue
The Regional Bureau for Arab States is pleased to present the very first issue of this regional programme newsletter reporting on important aspects of the programme and its activities that are taking place within the region. The newsletter is organized to present the news per the outcome areas that the regional programme is working under UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Discover how our projects dealing with anti-corruption have had impacts in countries in the region, through the help of investigations, conventions and interactive sessions. Learn how the sixth Arab Human Development Report will help us voice youth’s challenges and concerns, and find out how support is being provided on action plans in selected Arab cities. Also see how we are working on new initiatives such as on social cohesion.
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RPD Outcome 1: Growth is inclusive and sustainable, incorporating productive capacities that create employment and livelihoods for the poor and excluded

The “Climate Nexus Initiative” taking shape The “Climate Nexus Initiative” that the Regional Programme has led on is taking shape– it is a partnership frame... The “Climate Nexus Initiative” that the Regional Programme has ...

Finalizing preparatory works for activation of the pilot of cross border operations for trade facilitation at Qustol, Egypt Operationalizing Trade in target Arab countries with spirit of the 2014 WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement serves ... Operationalizing Trade in target Arab countries with spirit of ...

The “Climate Nexus Initiative” taking shape The “Climate Nexus Initiative” that the Regional Programme has led on is taking shape– it is a partnership frame... The “Climate Nexus Initiative” that the Regional Programme has ...

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RPD Outcome 2: Citizen expectations for voice, effective development, the rule of law and accountability are met by stronger systems of democratic governance

Signing a Letter of Agreement with the US State Department’s Bureau for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs On the 28th of September 2015, the Regional Programme signed a Letter of Agreement with the US State Department’... On the 28th of September 2015, the Regional Programme signed a ...

Collaboration with the World Health Organization The Regional Programme, through ACIAC, continued its collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to a... The Regional Programme, through ACIAC, continued its collaborat...

Towards the production of the sixth AHDR edition The Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) is working towards the production of the sixth edition, which aims at v... The Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) is working towards the...

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RPD Outcome 3: Faster progress is achieved in reducing gender inequality and promoting women's empowerment

UNDP, UN Women, and CAWTAR collaborate to produce country legal profiles on gender equality and women's empowerment. Under the regional Mosharaka project, UNDP and Un Women joined forces to support the Center of Arab Women for Tr... Under the regional Mosharaka project, UNDP and Un Women joined ...

A new partnership with MBC Al Amal for the Youth Leadership Programme The regional Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is a successful collaboration between Mosharaka and the Regional E... The regional Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is a successful c...

The Arab Woman Development Report 2015: Arab Women and Legislation The Arab Woman Development Report 2015 entitled “Arab Women Legislation” aims to define and analyze the status o... The Arab Woman Development Report 2015 entitled “Arab Women Leg...

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RPD Outcome 4: Early recovery and rapid return to sustainable development pathways are achieved in post-conflict and post disaster settings

The Regional Programme launches a new project on Promoting Social Cohesion in the Arab Region The Regional Programme has launched a new initiative in June 2015 on “Promoting Social Cohesion in the Arab Regi... The Regional Programme has launched a new initiative in June 20...

Holding a workshop on Progress of the Implementation of City Action Plans In order to review the progress on implementation of City Action Plans for resilience,  a regional workshop was ... In order to review the progress on implementation of City Actio...

Holding a consultative workshop for the preparation of the Arab Cities Resilience Report The Regional Programme, through the Disaster Risk Resilience project, organized a preparatory workshop to consul... The Regional Programme, through the Disaster Risk Resilience pr...