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Rural women’s crucial role in achieving the SDGs

April 02 2018

In the Arab region, only 22% participate in the labour force in contrast to 77% of men, making it the highest gender disparity worldwide. At the same time, women are averagely paid only 50-80% of a man’s salary, and their unemployment rates are twice as high as men’s according to the Human Development Report. While progress towards gender equality has been made, women’s economic situation has not improved in recent years, and conditions for rural...

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Rural women’s crucial role in achieving the SDGs

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In the Arab region, only 22% participate in the labour force in contrast to 77% of men, making it the highest gender disparity worldwide. At the same time, women are averagely paid only 50-80% of a ma...

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United Nations Development Programme

Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS)

Latest Update: April 2018

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Rural women’s crucial role in achieving the SDGs

April 02 2018

In the Arab region, only 22% participate in the labour force in contrast to 77% of men, making it the highest gender disparity worldwide. At the same time, women are averagely paid only 50-80% of a man’s salary, and their unemployment rates are twice as high as men’s according to the Human Development Report. While progress towards gender equality has been made, women’s economic situation has not improved in recent years, and conditions for rural...

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Rural women’s crucial role in achieving the SDGs

April 02 2018

In the Arab region, only 22% participate in the labour force in contrast to 77% of men, making it the highest gender disparity worldwide. At the same time, women are averagely paid only 50-80% of a ma...

A more resilient future for the village of Ghazzeh

April 02 2018

Ghazzeh is a village in the heart of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.  The village had 6,000 Lebanese inhabitants prior to the outbreak of the Syria crisis. Over the past five years, it has hosted more th...

Sustainable water solutions strengthen the resilience of Jordanian host communities

April 02 2018

With the objective to strengthen the resilience of the host communities most affected by the impact of the Syria crisis, the partnership between the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and ...

A Glimpse into the Knowledge Week in Egypt

March 25 2018

As the world changes at a faster pace than we can perceive, we are witnessing the increasingly important role played by knowledge in the development of modern-day societies. Investing in knowledge is ...

A new regional programme to help Arab States achieve the 2030 Agenda

February 06 2018

As we have just entered the third year of the 2030 Agenda, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab States region is challenged by increasing fragility, vulnerability and ex...

Jordan launches the National Single Window to streamline trade flows

February 06 2018

As a clear expression of its strong commitment to trade and investment facilitation, Jordan launched the process to establish its National Single Window (Jordan NSW) during a ceremony held on 22 Janua...

Hacking the Project Cycle for Impact in Arab States & Africa: #NewUNDP

February 05 2018

Fundamental and rapid changes in the development landscape call for a major and urgent rethink of policy priorities, delivery approaches, and financing mechanisms in international development. Governm...

Volunteerism is bringing change and meaning to lives

February 01 2018

In the Arab States in 2017, UNV has mobilized close to 1,000 National and International onsite UN Volunteers in 16 countries, in addition to 412 online UN Volunteers.   In Lebanon, 239 UN Volunt...

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