Mercury Initial Assessment project (MIA) Launch
Mercury Initial Assessment project (MIA) Launch

UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment  launched today the implementation of the new project “Mercury Initial Assessment project (MIA) by organizing an inception report. The Ministry stressed on the importance of this new project as it assists Jordan to meet its obligations towards the Minamata...

Agreement Signature for “Restoration of Sustainable Livelihoods Creation and Natural Resource Management in Badia Communities”
Agreement Signature for “Restoration of Sustainable Livelihoods Creation and Natural Resource Management in Badia Communities”

The Minister of Environment H.E. Dr. Yaseen Khayyat and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan Dr. Zena Ali-Ahmad signed today an agreement of cooperation for the implementation of "Restoration of Sustainable Livelihoods Creation and Natural Resource Management in Badia...

Workshop on
Workshop on "Development of Selection Criteria and Designation Process of Rangeland Reserves in Jordan"

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture held a consultative national workshop entitled "Development of Selection Criteria and Designation Process of Rangeland Reserves in Jordan" The workshop aimed to discuss and to assess...

UNDP Has Given Us the Voice That We Never Had
UNDP Has Given Us the Voice That We Never Had

Dana and Wafa’s dreams turned into reality in Hosha, a remote area in Mafraq. The twin’s hearing impairments and muteness didn’t stop them from launching the first hair-salon in their town. “UNDP has given us the voice as joining the project empowered us to communicate with our community, for the first time we...

Solid Waste Value Chain Analysis
Solid Waste Value Chain Analysis in Irbid and Mafraq in Jordan

As Part of the Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities Project for UNDP Jordan

Second Consultations on
Second Consultations on "Drought Institutional Set Up & Early Warning System in Jordan"

UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Ministry of Environment kicked off the second consultative technical session on "Drought Institutional Set Up & Early Warning System in Jordan".

A Finnish Delegation Inaugurates a Football Ground in Mafraq
A Finnish Delegation Inaugurates a Football Ground in Mafraq

A Finnish government delegation visited Mafraq governorate to get acquainted with UNDP’s activities to improve municipal and social services in governorates hosting refugees.

Canadian Ambassador Visits Al-Ekeider Landfill
Canadian Ambassador Visits Al-Ekeider Landfill

The Canadian Ambassador Peter MacDougall, visited Al-Ekeider landfill to check the progress of "rehabilitation of Al-Ekeider landfill” project, which is implemented by UNDP Jordan in partnership with the Ministry of Municipalities, with generous donation of the Government of Canada.

Launch of the first Biodiversity Information Management System in Jordan
Launch of the first Biodiversity Information Management System in Jordan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), have launched today the first Biodiversity Information Management System (BIMS) in Jordan.

 On Tuesday 20 September 2016, Jordanian voters will go to the polls to elect a new Parliament. The elections take place under a new election law which was adopted in March 2016 which introduces a new electoral system. The elections are seen as a key step in the political reform process that seeks to develop stronger democratic institutions in Jordan including a more effective multi-party system, strengthen the efficiency of the Jordanian parliament and increase political participation, especially for women and youth
EU-UNDP play key role in supporting the Jordanian electoral process

On Tuesday 20 September 2016, Jordanian voters will go to the polls to elect a new Parliament. The elections take place under a new election law which was adopted in March 2016 which introduces a new electoral system. The elections are seen as a key step in the political reform process that seeks to develop...

A Dream Comes True
A Dream Comes True

one of the successful small businesses of “Promoting Local Economic Development Programme in Jordan” which is funded by the European Union, managed by the Ministry of Interior and implemented by UNDP.

UNDP conducts a specialized tourism and environmental planning course
UNDP conducts a specialized tourism and environmental planning course

As part of its continuous efforts through the “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in Tourism Sector Development in Jordan (BITS) Project”, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jordan organized a specialized training course in environmental planning and biodiversity conservation in tourism sector...

UNDP organizes the first National Consultations on Gender Justice in Jordan
UNDP organizes the first National Consultations on Gender Justice in Jordan

Under the patronage of his Excellency Dr. Bassam Talhouni, Minister of Justice, UNDP organized the first National Consultations on Gender Justice in Jordan to discuss & review different laws and policies targeting gender with a focus on the gender based violence. Those consultations came as a result of a...

The UN foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council hands-on mentoring workshop  missioned to empower Jordan Entrepreneurship Eco-system
The UN foundation’s GEC Visit Entrepreneurs in Jordan

“Private-public partnership is the new leadership for countries’ development. We need governments progress to work with SMES, and opening up regional markets in the MENA region which in turn requires policy reform, to which the private sector should play a key role”. said the Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurs...

Celebration of International Youth Day 2016
Celebration of International Youth Day 2016

UNDP & the Ministry of Youth (MOY) celebrated together the International Youth Day. The event, which was a real youthful one, concluded of different activities by the young people themselves. Some youth shared their own success touching stories in which they overcame different obstacles & challenges in order to...

Agreement Signature for “Legal Advisory and Alternative Dispute Resolution Community Centers”
Agreement Signature for “Legal Advisory and Alternative Dispute Resolution Community Centers”

Princess Taghrid Institute for Development & Training and UNDP, The United Nations Development Programme in Jordan signed an agreement of cooperation to set up “Legal Advisory and Alternative Dispute Resolution Community Centers” in both Jerash and Irbid governorates

UNDP Emergency Employment takes YS away from Addiction
UNDP Emergency Employment takes YS away from Addiction

YS is one of the beneficiaries whose life was changed dramatically by the emergency employment project (3X6 approach).

UNDP Supports Development of Smart Electronic Document System
UNDP Supports Development of Smart Electronic Document System

UNDP Country Director & other representatives, met with the  Minister of Information & Communications Technology (MICT), to discuss different aspects of bilateral cooperation, mainly the development of the country's smart electronic document system. They also discussed the leaps achieved in ICT sector in Jordan,...

UNDP Supports the IEC in Conducting Successful Elections in Jordan
UNDP Supports the IEC in Conducting Successful Elections in Jordan

Jordan today is busy preparing for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections which will take place on the 20th of September 2016. The call for the election of a new parliament came about after a period of significant political developments, which included His Majesty King Abdullah II dissolving the Lower House of Parliament and the formation of a new cabinet led by Prime Minister Hani Mulqi. A key stated responsibility of the new cabinet was to facilitate the work of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) towards administering a successful national poll.

Nadia: From a household to an owner of a small utensil shop
Nadia: From a household to an owner of a small utensil shop

Nadia’s store is located in “Al Hosha” municipality /Mafraq Governorates. Through the folds of the narrow road, a visitor notices the store as a room adjacent to the nearby house. Both (the house and the store) stand as a witness to the story of enabling a woman to develop her own business and support her...

UNDP and BDC partnership to kick off skills-exchange project
UNDP and BDC partnership to kick off skills-exchange project

as part of its continuous efforts to mitigate the impact of Syria crisis on Jordanian host communities and to strengthen the social cohesion between Jordanians and Syrians, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement with Business Development Center (BDC), to implement a...

UNDP Kicks off the 3rd phase of the Emergency Employment Project (3x6 Approach) in Mafraq
UNDP Kicks off the 3rd phase of the Emergency Employment Project (3x6 Approach) in Mafraq

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its third phase of the Emergency Employment Project (3X6 approach) in Hosha, Rehab and Al-Sarhan municipalities of Mafraq governorate. The Emergency Employment Project (3X6 approach) was created by UNDP in 2013 in response to the Syrian Crisis, which has...

UNDP Jordan supports the Ministry of tourism & Antiquities to take the first step towards tourism transition into green economy
UNDP supports the Ministry of tourism & Antiquities to take first step towards tourism transition into green economy

In order to continue its development vision in protecting the environment and climate change in Jordan; UNDP is taking the lead to sustain environmental practices especially in the tourism sector. One of the new initiatives UNDP Jordan will implement is establishing a Tourism Green Unit (TGU) in the Ministry of...

UNDP Kicks off an Introductory Training Workshop on Sustainable Tourism
UNDP Kicks off an Introductory Training Workshop on Sustainable Tourism

UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiques, and in support of the Global Environment Facility, organized a two days training on “Sustainable Tourism”, through its project on” Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in the Tourism Sector Development in Jordan (BITS)”. The training targeted the...

UNDP Organizes a Training on Scenario Planning for Environment Issues
UNDP Organizes a Training on Scenario Planning for Environment Issues

For the first time in Jordan; UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, and in support of the Global Environment Facility, organized a three days training on “Scenario Planning” as part of the RIO project activities. UNDP & MoEV believe that scenario planning might be a demonstration tool, through which...

Workshop to Support Implementation of the National Youth Strategy
Workshop to Support Implementation of the National Youth Strategy

UNDP organized a workshop for around two hundred participants from the youth centers and youth directorates of the Higher Council for Youth through " Supporting Implementation of the National Youth Strategy" project.   The workshop aims at aligning the youth centers activities to the National Youth Strategy...

UNDP jordan celebrates the UNDP50 Anniversary
Jordanian Prime Minister Patronizes UNDP Celebration for the 50th Anniversary

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, patronized UNDP50 celebrations official event, in which the prime minister highlighted the great role UNDP is playing to support the countries in human development issues & mtigating the effect of the crisis on teh host communities. He also said that UNDP was one of the agencies which...

إنجازات وأنشطة برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي في الأردن
إنجازات وأنشطة برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي في الأردن

بمناسبة عيد استقلال المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية وبمناسبة العيد الأربعين لبرنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي في الأردن UNDP؛ نقدم أغنية تراثية للأردن تحتوي على كل الإنجازات

National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan
National Strategy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan

The Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Qadi signed a memorandum of understanding with UNDP, the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan. The agreement aims at launching a joint partnership to support preventing counter violent extremism and to enhance community stability. This partnership aims to develop a...

MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT HAND OVER
Machinery & Equipment Hand Over in Al-Akeider Landfill

With support of the Government of Canada; 13 heavy machineries were delivered to Al-Akeider Landfill in a huge ceremony. This activity comes under the framework of “improving solid waste management and income generation in host communities for refugees project” implemented by UNDP Jordan in partnership with the...

UNDP to Support Preservation Efforts in Petra
UNDP Launches initiatives and project in Petra

UNDP in cooperation with Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) has launched a number of activities and initiatives on saturday in Petra, teh red rose city. These initiatives are part of the Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in Tourism Sector Development in Jordan (BITS) project. The aim of...

The Prime Minister Meets UNDP director of Global Centre for Public Service Excellence
The Prime Minister Meets UNDP director of Global Centre for Public Service Excellence

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsour has inaugurated the 11th Government Leadership Forum, which was organized in partnership with UNDP Jordan Office. The main speaker of the event was the Director of UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence in Singapore Max Everest-Phillips, who was invited to give a...

UNDP Administrator visits UNDP Jordan Projects

The UN development official, Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), had an official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 7 November 2015. As part the visit; Ms. Clark visited UNDP-supported projects in areas most affected by the Syria crisis, in Northern Jordan and met with project beneficiaries and representatives from local authorities and other UNDP development partners.