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  • 23 May 2013
    Reducing Disaster Risk and Building Resilient Communities – The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

    The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 19-23 May 2013, Geneva, is now the world′s foremost gathering of governments and professionals committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.

  • 14 May 2013
    Launching the Climate Change Policy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    His Excellency Eng. Ahmad Al Qatarneh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, stated in his opening remarks “This policy is considered the first of its kind in the field of climate change in the Middle East, as the policy is developed through a national consultation process led by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the National Energy Research Center and the United Nations Development Programme as part of the “Developing policy-relevant capacity for implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions in Jordan (CB2)”project.”

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Princess Sumaya University for Technology and Higher Council for Youth sign an agreement

    In 2012, UNDP and the Higher Council for Youth started the implementation of the Youth Participation in Local Governance project.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opens Arab Post – 2015 Forum in Amman

    Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened today the regional Arab Development Forum in Jordan launched by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) as part of the worldwide UN led consultations on the global development agenda beyond 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire.

  • 09 Apr 2013
    UNDP Knowledge Exchange Exhibition

    Showcasing UNDP’s achievements on ground in the Arab states, UNDP organized a Knowledge Exchange Exhibit

  • 04 Apr 2013
    UN development official Helen Clark to visit Jordan to discuss development priorities in the Arab Region

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), Helen Clark arrives in Amman on 7 April 2013, on her first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  • 19 Mar 2013
    Arab States Seek Agreement on Reducing Risk

    Aqaba – More than 250 Representatives from the Arab States region gather today in Jordan for three days to agree on a common Arab position on the region’s input to the international framework for disaster risk reduction which will be agreed at the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 1st Arab Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is being held under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society.

  • 13 Mar 2013
    Post 2015 Development Agenda and Economic Growth

    The “UNDP-ILO Consultation on Employment and Decent Work in the Context of the Post 2015 Debate in Jordan” is one in a series of events that are organized at the regional and national levels to launch and widely disseminate the regional ILO/UNDP report “Rethinking Economic Growth towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies”.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    Private Sector’s vital role in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

    Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme organized a meeting within the context of the Post 2015 Agenda National Consultations for Jordan on the 11th of March 2013 at the Business Forum at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University.

  • 13 Feb 2013
    Graduation Ceremony for the trainees of the Youth Employment Generation Programme

    nder the patronage of the Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, The United Nations Development Programme organized a graduation ceremony for the second group of trainees of the “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries - Jordan Component” funded by the Government of Japan, on Wednesday 13th February 2013 at the Al Hussein Youth City.

  • 19 Nov 2012
    UNDP organized a National Conference entitled “Youth Employment”

    Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Nidal Qatamin, Minister of Labour, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Government of Jordan organized a two day National Conference entitled “Youth Employment: “Challenges and Opportunities” at the Landmark Hotel during the period between 17-18 December 2012.

  • 18 Oct 2012
    Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling project

    UNDP project ” Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling’’ organised an event about discussing the technical market assessment of the upcoming energy efficiency regulations and their impact on the commercial sector.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Launching of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2013-2017 for Jordan

  • 19 Dec 2011
    United Nations Global Compact Awareness Workshop

    A Global Compact Awareness Seminar was held on Monday, December 19th at UNDP premises. Ms. Majida Al Assaf, the poverty Analyst at the UNDP gave the opening speech and Mr. Walid Naji, the Regional Network Manager - MENA and Europe at the Global Compact office, presented the attendees with an overview of the initiative and how different entities: private sector, civil society, educational institutions can be part of this global initiative .In addition he gave a session on reporting and the main topics for presenting a Communication on Progress report. Current members in the local network also gave presentations; Mr. Raji Hattar the Chief Sustainability & Compliance Officer at Aramex gave a presentation on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), its role in supporting development in the country. Ms.Yasmeen Al Habra from Naouri Group gave a presentation on Naouri Group achievements regarding the Global Compact and their activities as members. With more than 5,200 participating businesses in over than 130 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. There are currently 32 members from Jordan including leading companies such as Aramex, Naouri Group, Jordan Aviation, Royal Jordanian, Idea JWT and others

  • 15 Nov 2011
    Princess Basma receives UNDP official

    HRH Princess Basma met on Monday with Assistant Secretary Genera

  • 31 Oct 2011
    Global Compact Media Group GCMG

  • 23 Oct 2011
    Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Health Monitors the Environment Situation in the Eastern Desert

    In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Conversation of Nature (RSCN), UNDP organized a field visit for the Environment and Water Parliamentary Committee to Azraq and Azraq Wetland Reserve In the month of October.

  • 24 May 2011
    Launch of the Jordan Human Development Report 2011, “Jordan Small Businesses and Human Development”

  • 08 May 2011
    UNDP Jordan two steps closer to integrating social media into the governance portfolio

    Last week marked UNDP Jordan’s first social media initiative with 66 participants representing five national partners attending the “Social Media Week”.

  • 10 Mar 2011
    E-waste Collection System and Management Development Program

    A workshop, supported by UNDP was held on March 7th, 2011 by the Ministry of Environment taking part in the pilot phase of the "E-waste Collection System and Management Development Program" attended by representatives of the related parties as well as representatives of the Private Sector and the civil society organizations.