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March 2017
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This newsletter presents some of the recent highlights by UNDP's Regional Programme for Arab States. These include the strengthened regional partnership around the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network, enhanced products on knowledge such as the Knowledge4All mobile application, and the efforts through the Arab Development Portal to support Arab countries to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among others, the newsletter also provides an update on the work of the Aid for Trade initiative to encourage economic diversification in the Arab Region and on the second phase of the Youth Leadership Programme which launched national workshops in 10 participating countries.

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In the path towards regional integration the League of Arab States strengthens the efficiency of its institutional setup In the path towards economic integration, regional institutions play a crucial role. In particular, the Economic... In the path towards economic integration, regional institutions...

The Arab Agreement in Trade in Services is signed after 14 years of negotiations Conclusion of negotiations of the Arab Agreement in trade in services (the Agreement), known as the Beirut Round... Conclusion of negotiations of the Arab Agreement in trade in se...

The Knowledge for Development Global Partnerships Conference showcases the work of the Arab Knowledge Project With best practices and lessons learned from the Arab region, the Arab Knowledge Project (AKP) contributed to th... With best practices and lessons learned from the Arab region, t...

Leading data journalists from the Arab region, Europe and USA gathered in Beirut to discuss data journalism Enhanced open data facilities and increased provision of statistics in the Arab region offer journalists a new s... Enhanced open data facilities and increased provision of statis...

UNDP and the League of Arab States work hand in hand to strengthen regional cooperation on electoral assistance Within the framework of the longstanding electoral partnership between the United Nations (UN), UNDP and the Lea... Within the framework of the longstanding electoral partnership ...

Interactive and user friendly SDGs data visualization to leave no one behind With data considered to be one of the fundamental elements of the accountability framework for the Sustainable D... With data considered to be one of the fundamental elements of t...

Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in the Public Construction Sector in Jordan As part of a broader effort to enhance transparency and accountability of the public sectors across the region, ... As part of a broader effort to enhance transparency and account...

Arab Youth, Innovation and Sustainable Development: A Win-Win-Win Situation Over the past year, the UNDP’s Youth Leadership Programme brought together an amazing group of young social inno... Over the past year, the UNDP’s Youth Leadership Programme broug...

UNDP Regional Partnerships at COP22 Marrakesh From 7-18 November 2016, Marrakesh hosted the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) under the UN Framework Conv... From 7-18 November 2016, Marrakesh hosted the 22nd Conference o...

Young change-makers from across the Arab region meet in Kuwait In an effort to support the youth of the Arab region to unleash their potential and actively contribute to achie... In an effort to support the youth of the Arab region to unleash...

Arab statistical offices discuss how to track and visualize progress on SDGs A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development wi... A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation ...

Youth as a main driver in the fight against corruption Building on the findings of the 2016 Arab Human Development Report (AHDR), which called for providing youth with... Building on the findings of the 2016 Arab Human Development Rep...

The Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016 calls on Arab States to invest in their youth Sixth of the series of Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs), the AHDR 2016: Youth and Prospect for Human Devel... Sixth of the series of Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs), ...

Knowledge Summit 2016: Knowledge remains key in overcoming development challenges in the Arab region and beyond The world is evolving and progress continues at an unprecedented speed, whilst simultaneously generating a conti... The world is evolving and progress continues at an unprecedente...

Jordan reiterates its commitment to fight corruption with UNDP support On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission... On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the J...

UNDP and MBRF launch of the “Knowledge4All” mobile application During the 36th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex) held in Dubai from 16-20 October 2... During the 36th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhi...

The United States Government reiterates its support to UNDP to fight Corruption in the Arab Region The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) through the U.S. Department of State (DO... The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affai...

Lebanon hands over ACINET’s chairmanship to Tunisia In the framework of Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET)’s fifth Ministerial conference, Lebanon ... In the framework of Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network ...

A Memorandum of Understanding to fight corruption is signed between UNDP and the Government of Iraq UNDP Iraq and the Iraqi Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 11 August 2016 to counter corru... UNDP Iraq and the Iraqi Government signed a Memorandum of Under...

The Regional Expert Group on Justice Integrity convened in Amman The RBAS Amman Regional Hub hosted a regional expert group meeting on integrity of the justice system on 31 July... The RBAS Amman Regional Hub hosted a regional expert group meet...

Towards the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in Tunisia The RBAS Regional Programme, through Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Arab Countries (ACIAC), continued its supp... The RBAS Regional Programme, through Anti-Corruption and Integr...

Tunis Declaration on Accountability adopted at the fifth ministerial conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network With the support of the RBAS Regional Programme through Anti-Corruption Initiative in the Arab States (ACIAC) pr... With the support of the RBAS Regional Programme through Anti-Co...

The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) 2 kicks off national workshops The second phase of the Youth leadership programme saw the organization of national workshops in eleven Arab cou... The second phase of the Youth leadership programme saw the orga...

The Arab Development Portal expands its social media outreach A social media campaign for the Arab Development Portal was launched on 29 August to enhance the visibility of t... A social media campaign for the Arab Development Portal was lau...

The Arab Development Portal positions itself to monitor SDGs in Egypt The RBAS Regional Programme, through the Arab Development Portal (ADP) team, organized two roundtables in Cairo ... The RBAS Regional Programme, through the Arab Development Porta...

At the 2016 Knowledge Summit the Reading Index will present reading practices in the Arab region During Gitex 2016, it was announced that the Knowledge Summit 2016 entitled “Knowledge… Present and Future” will... During Gitex 2016, it was announced that the Knowledge Summit 2...

UNDP supports Arab countries in Economic Diversification and Fiscal Resilience New developments in the global commodity market, particularly in oil and derivatives, put several Arab countries... New developments in the global commodity market, particularly i...