• Resilient and Sustainable Development Nov 1, 2017

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are an internationally agreed set of targets that aim to achieve just, inclusive, and long-term development in all countries.The Palestinian government is strongly committed to achieving the SDGs wherever possible within the confines of occupation.

  • UNDP Deputy Special Representative visits project sites in Gaza Oct 19, 2017

    UNDP Deputy Special Representative, Mr Khaled Shahwan, visited the Business and Technology incubator (BTI) at the Islamic University in Gaza where he was briefed about the progress of the SEED project implemented by UNDP, through the Palestinian People Economic Development Programme (DEEP), with funds from the Islamic Development Bank.

  • Preserving Cultural Identity Jul 1, 2017

    The preservation of cultural identity contributes to a sense of belonging and ownership, especially when it falls within as diverse and multicultural a context as that of East Jerusalem. The Old City of Jerusalem builds upon different eras that have been marked by historical milestones and cultural exchange, which together form a unique identity that cannot be found elsewhere in the world.

  • A National Treasury of Cultural Heritage Jul 1, 2017

    The occupied Palestinian territory with its long history of human civilization is characterized by the richness of its unique cultural heritage, spectacular landscape, and high biodiversity. Its heritage assets contain innumerable archaeological and historical sites, renowned architectural monuments, and typical rural and urban buildings and constructions.

  • Culture, Development, and Identity Jul 1, 2017

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, recognizes for the first time the essential role of culture as a driver of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

  • From Despair to Hope - Gaza Spatial-Visioning Reflections May 1, 2017
  • Right to Education in the Gaza Strip May 1, 2017

    In Gaza, access to quality education in a safe, child-friendly environment for children and youth is compromised by a protracted conflict and occupation. The main challenges for school children and youth are lack of access to quality schooling, safe child-friendly learning environments in existing schools, and educational materials.

  • Economic Recovery in the Gaza Strip - A Distant Goal May 1, 2017

    The year 2017 marks ten years of the siege of Gaza. Already weakened by years of economic blockade and isolation, the 2014 hostilities wreaked further damage on Gaza’s infrastructure, housing, and economy, with dire consequences for Palestinians in Gaza. Ninety percent of Gaza’s drinking water is unsafe for human consumption, and more than 60 percent of the population is reliant on humanitarian aid.

  • Rule of Law and State-Building: Forging the Social Contract Feb 1, 2017

    Effective state-building is not simply about building or capacitating state institutions. It is about forging a “social contract” between the state and its inhabitants, shaping and enforcing a set of political, social, and economic rules that govern both society and the state itself.

  • Social Reconditioning for Women’s Empowerment Mar 1, 2016

    Gender equality is not only a social and political driver but also an economic one. Today some of our best-perceived leaders are women who lead countries and businesses. Nevertheless, women globally still earn 24 percent less than men for doing the same work, while 75 percent of women’s work in developing countries is informal and unprotected.

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