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  • 20 Nov 2013
    Under the Auspices of H.E Prime Minister Al Hamdallah - Right to Education: USD 3.8 million from the Government of Norway to support the Education System in East Jerusalem through UNDP

    On behalf of His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah, Dr Saed Al Kony - Minister of Local Government announced the signing of a USD 3.8 million agreement to support the Right to Education in East Jerusalem project between the Government of Norway, represented by Hans Jacob Frydenlund, and UNDP’s Special Representative of the Administrator Frode Mauring. The Right to Education project aims at reinforcing the education system managed by the Jerusalem Directorate of Education in East Jerusalem (JDoE). It will focus on the provision of additional classrooms by transforming residential buildings into school facilities, in addition to providing technical assistance for improving quality education.

  • 14 Nov 2013
    Palestinian Prime Minister Announces a Euro 3 Million Contribution From the Government of Italy through UNDP in Support of Area C and East Jerusalem

    His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah announced today a three million Euro contribution from the Government of Italy in support of the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and East Jerusalem programme (FAIR) in the presence of H.E. Davide La Cecilia, Consul General of Italy and Mr Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator. 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.

  • 04 Nov 2013
    Ministry of Planning with UNDP and UNHABITAT discuss with Donors Palestinian National Spatial Planning

    The Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development in partnership with UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and UNHABITAT organized a donor meeting on Monday 04 November 2013 to discuss the National Spatial Planning Programme and the additional resources needed for further implementation. The Programme aims at supporting the formulation of a National Spatial Plan (NSP) for the State of Palestine by providing a holistic guide to planning efforts in Area C, East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the rest of the West Bank.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    UNDP Deputy Director for the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Visits Development Projects in the West Bank and Gaza

    UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director for the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Ms Marta Ruedas ended a four-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territory were she met Palestinian officials and visited development projects in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. Accompanied by Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Ms Ruedas met with Palestinian Prime Minister Dr Rami Al Hamdallah and Minister of Planning Mohammed Abu Ramadan to discuss the impact of UNDP’s programme in the occupied Palestinian territory and to seek ways to further aid Palestinian state building efforts and recovery in Gaza.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    Donated by Hungary - UNDP Hands Over H1N1 Equipment to Palestinian Ministry of Health

    The UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People handed over H1N1 medical equipment for seasonal influenza preparedness donated by the Government of Hungary to the Ministry of Health in the occupied Palestinian territory. Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator highlighted that the continued efforts of the Ministry of Health, supported by the international community, will be pivotal to ensure that any new outbreak of H1N1 in the State of Palestine is addressed swiftly and effectively.

  • 19 Aug 2013
    UNDP and the Bahraini Royal Charity Organization to establish a public library in East Jerusalem

    The United Nations Development Programme and the Bahraini Royal Charity Organization (RCO) signed an agreement worth USD 517,880 to establish a public library in East Jerusalem.

  • 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.

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