UNDP and the Ministry of Culture Sign a cooperation agreement in support of the Culture sector
10.10.2011 - UNDP and the Ministry of Culture Sign a cooperation agreement in support of the Culture sector: The purpose of the programme is to safeguard and develop Palestinian culture and heritage and utilize its potential as a means of socio-economic development to support Palestinian Statehood. The agreement was signed by H.E Siham Bargouthi, Minister of Culture, and Mr. Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator.
 
 
The Future Association for Culture and Development organizes a training course on cognitive behavioral therapy
The Future Association for Culture and Development has organized a specialized course about the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT in association with the Friends of The Disabled Association. Knowing that the course is overseen by Dr. Yusuf Awad Allah, director of the Psychiatric Clinic in Rafah, which was attended by 30 participants from the holders of psychological counseling and sociology by 40-hour training and continuing education.
 
Interview with Zoughbi Zoughbi, Director of Wi’am, The Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center
What do you believe will be the steps the Palestinian government will take when the UN General Assembly opens on September 23rd?
 
 
MADA extends its greetings to all Palestinian journalists on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists an
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) extends its greetings and best wishes to all Palestinian journalists on this day, the annual International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists.
 
 
Al-Mortaqa Organization for Women invites the local and international NGOs to work with us
Recently Al-Mortaqa Organization for women has opened in Jerusalem sewing and cloth design academy where we teach women on how to sew and design clothes. This academy opened the opportunity for young girls who have not been able to continue their academic education for financial problems or any other reasons to join us and learn this vocational training, on the other hand the academy gives the opportunity to women who live in Jerusalem to work in a decent job that can help them to improve their financial status.
 
FACD carries out a a volunteering day including a blood donation campaign
 
 
MADA: A new setback for media freedoms in the last month
Freedom of expression in Palestine faced a new setback in August with journalists subjected to further violations. Israeli occupation forces committed numerous violations, including arrests, detentions, attacks and the prevention from coverage. Despite the expectations of a continued decrease of Palestinian security service violations, the numbers of incidences were both higher and more varied, including major threats to freedom of expression and the right of access to information. IOF arrests 3 journalists
 
 
The World Bank: Palestinian Institution-building Achievements Challenged by Lack of Economic Growth
September 12, 2011- The latest World Bank report on West Bank and Gaza affirms that the Palestinian Authority has made substantial progress in implementing its institution-building agenda but that a severe fiscal crisis threatens these important gains.
 
 
PCBS : Illiteracy rates dropped in the Palestinian Territory from 13.9% in 1997 to 5.1% in 2010
Illiteracy rates among individuals aged 15 years and over in the Palestinian Territory fell in the period 1997-2010 from 13.9% to 5.1%. The illiteracy rate varies considerably between the sexes: 2.4% for males compared to 7.8% for females. For males, it decreased from 7.8% in 1997 to 2.4% in 2010, while for females it decreased from 20.3% to 7.8% over the same period.
 
 
Shams ıssues a press release on the occasion of World Youth Day
"SHAMS" center salutes the struggle of the Arab youth, and highly upholds their legitimate defense to their nations’ needs and concerns. In each annual occasion of the World Youth Day, we recall what has been achieved and what not in the youth process in order for them to get their rights in education, health, economy, politics and public life. This day is an opportunity to stress importance of youth role in every effort and endeavor to achieve sustainable development.

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