308,000 USD Grants to Support Pilot Environmental Projects

Under the patronage of the Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasin Khayyat, UNDP has signed 8 grants with CBOs to implement pioneer environmental projects aiming to improve the environmental situation in Jordan.This activity comes as part of “Mainstreaming Rio Convention Provisions into National Sectoral Policies in Jordan” project aiming to produce core outputs leading to targeted Rio Convention mainstreaming in two priority strategies and plans: The National Rangeland Strategy, the National Drought Management Action Plan. 

UNDP recognized that bridging the mainstreaming processes at national level with the local development processes require innovative pilot projects, through which practical methods for Rio principles mainstreaming can be demonstrated. In this regard, USD 308,000 were allocated to implement several pilots that contribute to overcome both mentioned strategies.

This project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and GaOLWaSH .

UNDP Jordan Enhances Health and Environmental Conditions of Al-kaidar Landfill

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by the Government of Canada and in a collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Joint Services Council in Irbid, initiated the establishment of the first sanitary cell in Al-kaidar landfill, the second largest landfill in Jordan in the Northern region, in accordance with the international standards for solid waste cell lining, leachate collection system and biogas collection system.

The UN in Jordan Commemorates World Humanitarian Day 2017

(Amman, 21 August 2017) – On Sunday, the UN in Jordan marked World Humanitarian Day 2017 granting four humanitarian excellence awards to humanitarian workers for their exemplary commitment on four thematic areas: Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Working Together, Innovation in Humanitarian Action, and Youth Empowerment. The official ceremony, held at the Landmark Hotel in Amman, was attended by humanitarians, senior government officials and members of the international and local communities.

UN agencies raise deep concern for the safety and security of thousands of vulnerable Syrians near Jordan’s North Eastern border

AMMAN, Jordan, 14 August - UN agencies are deeply concerned about the security and protection of an estimated 4,000 Syrians at Hadalat and 45,000 Syrians at Rukban – mainly women and children - who remain stranded at Syria’s southern border with Jordan. Airstrikes have been reported in the area in the last few days, causing serious distress and panic amongst the population fearing for their lives with the heightened risk of escalated hostilities.