Better Business, Better World MENA is part of a series of reports, first launched in January 2017, which makes the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals—17 objectives to eliminate poverty, improve education and health outcomes, create better jobs and tackle environmental challenges by 2030.
Speech by: Richard Dictus, UNDP Resident Representative: The Launch of Africa’s Regional United Nations Technology Innovation Lab
Building on previous achievements, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States’ (RBAS) is organizing the third Regional Forum of the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP 3) from 2 to 6 December 2017 in Cairo. Within the framework of the Mosharaka initiative, this year’s theme is “Accelerating Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development” and the aim is to support young Arab women and men in refining innovative solutions for sustainable development challenges in their communities. YLP also has a specific focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs) have a significant negative impact on Egypt as they continue to hinder the country’s security and socio-economic development. Egyptian civilians continue to use landmine contaminated areas for cultivation, grazing, infrastructure projects, and housing.
UNDP Year in Review 2016 takes stock of our achievements and results in 2016. It covers all UNDP's areas of work: Sustainable Development & Poverty Reduction, Innovation for Development, Sustainable Environment, Governance & Transparency, and Gender Equality & Women Empowerment.
The Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) encompasses the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development.
A group from the Projects development Agency (Mashareea Masr) Development Agency and UNDP visit the host communities of Syrian Refugees.

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13.2%

unemployment rate

27.8%

Poverty rate

PPP US$ 10,685

Real GDP per Capita

108

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