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  • 04 Jul 2013
    Palestinian Prime Minister Inaugurates Mobile Health Clinic in Area C With funds from the Governments of Italy, Belgium and UNDP

    His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah and Mr Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator inaugurated a mobile health clinic to answer emergency health needs of the Area C Palestinian population through innovative eco-sustainable infrastructure solutions. The establishment of a mobile health clinic that has a minimal-environmental impact, transportable with an alternative folding mechanism will allow for it to reach several communities in the area. In addition, training will be provided to Ministry of Health personnel who will manage clinic and the targeted community hosting the service.

  • 02 Jul 2013
    European Union and UNDP Sign a €2.4 million to Preserve Cultural Heritage

    In the presence of Mr Michael Köhler, Director for Neighbourhood at the European Commission's DG DEVCO and UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator Mr Frode Mauring, the European Union and UNDP signed a contribution agreement worth €2.4 million in an effort to safeguard cultural heritage in the old city of Jerusalem. The programme will have a long term impact that will benefit different segments of the society by providing job opportunities and sustainable income for local professionals.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Palestinian Prime Minister and UNDP Sign a Partnership Agreement in Support of Area C and East Jerusalem

    The programme, jointly implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government and UNDP, will focus on health, education, housing, cultural heritage, energy, transportation, water and wastewater. The FAIR programme is a multi-donor platform which aims to empower and strengthen national institutions to plan and deliver essential public and social Infrastructure in ‘Area C’ and East Jerusalem through providing increased access to sustainable, equitable and affordable infrastructure.

  • 24 May 2013
    Strengthening Palestinian Police Accountability

    Officials from the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) conducted a workshop to discuss the draft national strategy for Palestinian police accountability together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) at the Red Crescent Conference Centre in Ramallah.

  • 23 May 2013
    Towards a Green Economy

    In an effort to create a healthier and more resource efficient models of construction, the Palestinian Engineers Association and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the National Green Building Guidelines in partnership with the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council on 23 May 2013 in Ramallah. The Green Building Guidelines will lay the foundations for a green building code and encourage the implementation of eco-sustainable infrastructure, using environmentally friendly materials and deploying renewable energies.

  • 06 May 2013
    Boost for poverty safety net empowering families in occupied Palestinian territory

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today the second phase of a highly successful jobs and small business programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Authority and funded through the Islamic Development Bank. The $US50 million will go towards the ongoing work of the Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme (DEEP), an initiative that has changed the lives of thousands of poor Palestinian households by helping family members become self-employed or self-reliant.

  • 03 May 2013
    UNDP Support Anti-Corruption Efforts in the occupied Palestinian territory

    The Institute of Law at Birzeit University and the United Nations Development Programme signed a partnership agreement as part of its joint UNDP/EUPOL COPPS Programme to implement a comprehensive training programme, aimed at reinforcing principles of good governance, transparency and accountability in anti-corruption efforts

  • 03 May 2013
    Supporting Climate Change in the occupied Palestinian territory

    The Government of Belgium and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an exchange of letters worth over Euro 1.45 million on Friday 03 May 2013 for enhancing Palestinian capacities in mainstreaming environment and climate change in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    The Ministry of National Economy and the United Nations Development Programme sign an Exchange of Letters funded by the Government of Japan

    the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority (PIEFZA), in the presence of the Representative Office of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, signed an exchange of letters worth USD 884,513 for the construction of an electrical substation for the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP). The project aims at providing electrical service to the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park in order to meet the demand of the tenants and feed all related public facilities.

  • 07 Feb 2013
    The Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority and UNDP sign an Exchange of Letters funded by the Government of Japan

    The Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority (PIEFZA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of the Representative Office of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, signed an exchange of letters worth USD 1,487,532 to establish an administration building for the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park.