Press releases
  • Education Above All Foundation announces 589 higher education scholarships for Syrian and Palestinian youth in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine Dec 16, 2017

    These scholarships fall under Dynamic Futures Scholarship and Empowerment Programme which is an initiative of Al Fakhoora, that aims at helping Syrian and Palestinian youth impacted by conflicts and displacements to build a better future for themselves and their families, and lead their communities towards a more peaceful future. 489 scholarships are co-funded and implemented by SPARK in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, while the remaining 100 scholarships are implemented in the Gaza Strip by UNDP/PAPP.

  • Ground-breaking Ceremony for Hebron Courthouse with support from Canada Dec 6, 2017

    The High Judicial Council and the Government of Canada laid the cornerstone for the new Hebron Courthouse with the aim of strengthening the rule of law in the society and enhancing public confidence in the judiciary sector.

  • Germany and UNDP Support the Livelihoods of Children with Disabilities in East Jerusalem Nov 29, 2017

    The event marked the opening of a new kitchen unit and dining hall that meet health and safety standards to enable the continuation of services provided by the Princess Basma Centre in East Jerusalem. The project was able to generate approximately 713 workdays and expect to benefit around 1500 people.

  • UNDP Concludes Female Ping Pong and Volleyball Tournaments in Gaza Oct 26, 2017

    128 Female students, aging between 18 – 23, participated in the Female Ping Pong and Volleyball tournaments in Gaza today. This was organized as part of the Tamkeen project, funded by Japan and implemented by UNDP.

  • Japan and UNDP Launches the First Palestinian Community Based Sports League Oct 20, 2017

    The project, which is supported by the Government of Japan for the amount of USD 385,866, builds on the upcoming Palestinian National Youth Strategy, and the efforts made by UNDP and its partners to strengthen youth engagement in sports as a tool to promote positive attitudes, team building, and social cohesion. The project will focus on increasing the participation of young people of both genders in team sports and improve the psychosocial and physical conditions for disadvantaged children in the Gaza Strip.

  • The EU and UNDP Host “A Journey into Salah Eddin and Sultan Suleiman Streets” Photography Exhibition Oct 19, 2017

    The exhibition takes the audience on a journey through the old streets of Salah Eddin and Sultan Suleiman, illustrating historic photographs and memories of some 25 shop owners with their old family photos at the shop; a tradition that has been passed on from one generation to another. These owners are having their shops, which are housed in Waqf buildings, rehabilitated through the PURE programme.

  • Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report saysPeace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says Oct 2, 2017

    First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels. “From constitutional change that finally recognizes the voices of women, to democratic elections, to innovative programmes that help turn the young away from the siren song of violent extremism, our joint work is at the forefront of change in the Arab world”, said Mourad Wahba, Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States.

  • Tokyo Football League II Celebrates End of Season in Gaza Sep 11, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Football Association, celebrated the closing of the Tokyo Football League II with the final match between Rafah and Al Shujaiya teams at the Palestine Stadium in Gaza city. The project is part of their shared commitment to empower youth in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank through the Tamkeen - Emergency Response to Palestinian Youth through Sport Initiative project, funded by the Government of Japan for the amount of USD 386,000. Around 5,200 male and female youth participated in Tamkeen’s various sports activities across the Gaza Strip.

  • UNDP Inaugurate Hangars at the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park Aug 28, 2017

    The Government of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of National Economy, the Palestinian Industrial Estates and Free Zones Authority (PIEFZA), and the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park Company (JAIPCo.) inaugurated today 11 industrial hangars that will be used by the Palestinian private sector at the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP) for warehouse, production and operational purposes. The two phases of the project generated over 10,000 workdays for Palestinians in Jericho and the rest of the West Bank.

  • UNDP Celebrates International Youth Day with Al Fakhoora Scholars in Gaza Aug 24, 2017

    Celebrating the 2017 International Youth Day under the theme “Youth Building Peace”, UNDP’s Right to Education Programme in Gaza, with the help of volunteers from Al Fakhoora Dynamic Futures Programme, conducted site visits to some of the historical and cultural sites across the Gaza Strip. The tour aimed at raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while promoting a culture of peace and tolerance among youth and their role in conserving cultural heritage.

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