Supported by the European Union and UNDP A Sufi Night Celebrating the Spirit of Ramadan in East Jerusalem
Jun 20, 2017
On the occasion of Ramadan, UNDP/PAPP and the European Union, in partnership with the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jerusalem and the Islamic Waqf, hosted a Ramadan Sufi Night on 20 June 2017 at the Palestinian National Theatre in Jerusalem. The event was organized as part of the Productivity and Urban Renewal Programme in East Jerusalem (PURE), funded by the European Union and the Islamic Development Bank and implemented by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People.
UNDP Marks World Environment Day by Cleaning Gaza Beach
Jun 5, 2017
Commemorating the 2017 World Environment Day, under the theme “Connecting People with Nature”, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People, with the help of volunteers from Al Fakhoora Dynamic Futures Programme, cleaned 15,000 square meters of Gaza’s beach. According to a recent study by the Palestinian Environment Quality Authority, almost 50% of Gaza beach is polluted and not suitable for swimming.
Bethlehem Municipality inaugurates Road Rehabilitation Works with support from the Government of Italy and UNDP
May 26, 2017
Bethlehem Municipality, the Government of Italy and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People inaugurate the Caritas Road at the northern entrance of Bethlehem City, under the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and East Jerusalem (FAIR) programme, a multi-donor platform which aims to empower and strengthen national institutions to plan and deliver essential public and social services in Area C and East Jerusalem. The programme is supported by Italy, Norway, Bahrain and OFID, for projects worth over USD 11 million.
The Government of Germany and UNDP Open Basketball Playground for Youth in East Jerusalem
May 25, 2017
The Federal Republic of Germany, through its German Development Bank KfW, the Islamic Development Bank, Burj Al Luq Luq Social Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/PAPP), inaugurated a basketball playground at the Burj Al LuqLuq Social Centre for youth in the old city of Jerusalem. The project targets around 3,100 male and female youth from the old city of Jerusalem and aims at creating an enabling environment for them to practice sports and enhance their capacities.
The Government of Germany and UNDP Open the First Youth Village in the West Bank
May 17, 2017
The Federal Republic of Germany, through its German Development Bank KfW, Sharek Youth Forum, UNFPA, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/PAPP), marked the opening of the first youth village in Kufur Ne’mah in the West Bank, as a pioneering integrated project implemented by Palestinian youth in open air. The construction of the eco-park and youth campground over a 5000 m2 area was funded by the Federal Republic of Germany for the amount of Euro 100,000, through phase 10 of its employment generation programme, and implemented by UNDP. The project, which generated over 1,700 work days, included a multipurpose hall, sanitary units, kitchenette, underground water tank, stone walls and seating areas, yards and corridors among others.
UNDP Disburses Compensations for Totally Damaged Housing Units in Gaza
May 17, 2017
With financial support from the Saudi Fund for Development, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People was able to disburse compensation payments, amounting USD 1 million, for 89 non-refugee families whose homes were totally damaged during the 2014 hostilities.
Chamber of Commerce and UNDP Sign Agreement in Support of Private Sector Development in East Jerusalem with Funds from EU
May 8, 2017
In the presence of European Union Head of Cooperation Alessandra Viezzer, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/PAPP) and the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jerusalem signed a cooperation agreement to provide business development support, and financial and urban planning legal assistance to the enterprises targeted in Salah Eddin and Sultan Suleiman Streets as part of the Productivity and Urban Renewal Programme funded by the European Union and the Islamic Development Bank. The different components of the project will address the needs of businesses and local shop owners, as well as the local population at large by creating an enabling environment for competitive and attractive commercial gateways.
Creating the Basis for a Dignified Life
Mar 16, 2017
The Federal Republic of Germany, through its German Development Bank KfW, and the United Nations Development Programme marked the inauguration of the Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center in an effort to support the integration of persons with disabilities into the Palestinian community and improve their livelihoods. Rehabilitation works covered a total area of approximately 500 m2 and generated approximately 1,237 workdays, including 78 for women.
The Government of Germany and UNDP Inaugurate Yabous Bookshop in East Jerusalem
Mar 8, 2017
The Federal Republic of Germany, through its German Development Bank KfW, Yabous Cultural Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/PAPP), marked the inauguration of the bookshop space at the Yabous Cultural Centre in an effort to promote social and cultural exchanges in East Jerusalem. The project aims at providing an environment that encourages and promotes social and cultural activities organized at the bookshop.
Over 40,000 Temporary Workdays Generated through the Youth Employability and Protection Project in Gaza
Mar 5, 2017
UNDP and the Government of Japan concluded the Gaza Youth Employability Protection in the Gaza Strip project. 430 youth were given the opportunity to develop their skills and livelihoods.