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  • UNDP signs agreement with Zain and the national microfinance bank to boost employment opportunities for youth Dec 26, 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Zain Jordan and National Microfinance Bank Jordan entered into a tripartite cooperation agreement to implement an emergency employment initiative within the framework of the "Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities project" which contributes to sustain social and economic stability.

  • Mayors from Irbid and Mafraq Governorates address local problems and build resilience Dec 26, 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and in partnership with the Sub-Regional Facility on the Syrian Response, and the Ministries of Municipal Affairs and Interior, organized two-day workshop retreat for 36 Mayors from Irbid and Mafraq Governorates.

  • UNDP celebrates the Graduation of youth from an intensive vocational training programme Dec 26, 2014

    UNDP celebrated the graduation of 134 young men and women who successfully completed an intensive training program in production and assembly lines training as well as in heating and ventilation training. A total of 30 young women from the municipality of Al- Salhyia and Sabha in Mafraq Governorate received the training in addition to 30 young women from the governorate of Irbid. A total of 23 young men from Irbid Governorate received training on heating and ventilation and another 46 from Mafraq Governorate received the same training.

  • UN and partners launch major aid plans for Syria and region Dec 22, 2014

    Berlin – As Syria’s war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting over US$8.4 billion in funds to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015.

  • By-election concludes weeks of preparation by independent election commission Dec 9, 2014

    On 29 November 2014, Men and Women of Irbid headed out of their homes to cast their ballots in a by-election for a vacant seat in the Lower House of Parliament. Late in the evening of the same day, the Board of Commissioners of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Jordan announced the official results and declared the winner.

  • UNDP launches Jordan "Third National Communication on Climate Change" Nov 27, 2014

    In partnership with the Ministry of Environment, UNDP launched "Third National Communications on Climate change in Jordan" on Tuesday November 25. The report was prepared by the Ministry of Environment through a national team of experts and it took two years of extensive research and work. The report identified four major risks associated with climate change for the sector: temperature increase, rainfall decrease, droughts and a shift in the wet season, with cropping systems, livestock production, and livelihood and food security being affected the most.

  • Independent Election Commission engages with civil society for by-election in Irbid Nov 26, 2014

    The EU-UNDP electoral assistance project in Jordan supported a workshop by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) with civil society organizations in Irbid’s 2nd district, where by-elections will take place to fill a vacant parliamentary seat on 29 November 2014.

  • Photo contest: Faces of resilience Nov 16, 2014

    To demonstrate resilience and give an opportunity to tell the untold stories of people of the region, the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) is launching the “Images of Resilience” Photo Contest, which is open to all photographers.

  • Independent Election Commission of Jordan visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to observe elections Oct 27, 2014

    The EU-UNDP electoral assistance project in Jordan supported a four-day study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina for officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). The visit coincided with national elections held on 12 October 2014.

  • 600 youth graduate from UNDP supported employment project Sep 23, 2014

    Under the patronage of the Minister of Interior, HE Hussein Al-Majali, and with the support of the government of Japan, UNDP held a graduation ceremony for the 615 beneficiaries of the “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries, Jordan component - Phase II”.