UN Offers New Strategy for Yemen

United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark meets with Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs Abu-Bakr al-Qirbi on Jan. 22 in Sanaa, Yemen. Clark signed agreements for two new UNDP projects in Yemen during her visit. Photo by: UNDP

The United Nations and Yemeni government have signed a new strategic program for the Middle Eastern country. The development plan covers the 2012-2015 period and is valued at USD395 million.

The U.N. Development Assistance Framework for Yemen targets inclusive economic growth, improved access to basic social services, women and youth empowerment, and good governance, Yemen Post reports. It aims to speed up Yemen’s progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

The U.N. Development Program is also supporting two aid projects that are separate from the new aid framework.

One project, worth USD8.6 million, seeks to promote social cohesion, while the other, worth USD4.2 million, seeks to assist vulnerable groups, including women, youth and displaced people.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.