SDG CAMPAIGN

 

Poverty eradication and respect for human rights, central pillars of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are at the core of the Agency’s human development, humanitarian and protection work. By investing in the human capital of Palestine refugees, UNRWA actively contributes to the realization of the 2030 Agenda. As the largest direct service provider to Palestine refugees in its areas of operations, the impact of UNRWA is concrete and sustained, with the following Sustainable Development Goals central to our work: SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 2: Zero Hunger; SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 4: Quality Education; SDG 5: Gender Equality; SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities; SDG17: Partnerships.

Throughout 2019, we will join rest of the United Nations family in promoting the SDGs and, in particular, the work UNRWA does in advancing these goals. To learn more, view our factsheet on “UNRWA and the SDGs”

 


UNRWA and SDG 1: No Poverty

The SDGs call for the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions by 2030. Poverty remains prevalent amongst Palestine refugees, with those suffering the impacts of conflict (Gaza and Syria), occupation (West Bank), blockade (Gaza) and social and economic exclusion (Lebanon) bearing the brunt. UNRWA has adopted a holistic approach to tackle poverty and the disruptive effects associated with over 70 years of displacement. Access to free primary health care, basic education, livelihood opportunities, relief and social services, shelter and environmental health are critical to ensuring that Palestine refugees have the fundamentals to overcome the multidimensional nature of poverty. Read more… more

 

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WHAT WE DO: Education ... 


UNRWA. for  Palestine refugees

May 30, 2019

This is Our Year!

January 29, 2019

Young Photographer Turns Her Passion into a Career
September 15, 2019

UNRWA Community Based Centre literacy classes change lives
August 9, 2018

 

WHAT WE DO: Health ... 


Then and Now: Memories of a retired UNRWA doctor from Gaza
July 30, 2019

UNRWA and the SDGs: SDG 3 Health and Well-Being
May 17, 2019

WHAT WE DO: Relief & Social Services ... 


WHAT WE DO: Microfinance... 

 

UNRWA microfinance loan brings blessings to female entrepreneur
November 14, 2018

     

 

 


UNRWA and SDG 2: Zero Hunger

The right to food is the most basic of human rights. UNRWA safeguards this right through the provision of cash assistance and basic food items to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees who would otherwise be unable to meet their food consumption needs. The Agency also provides emergency cash and food assistance in times of crisis to reduce the suffering of affected families... more

 

 

 

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WHAT WE DO: Relief &
Social Services ...


SDG 2 Zero Hunger Palestine refugees in Syria turn challenges into hope

Supporting the most vulnerable in Gaza with vital food
May 15, 2019

Dignity and Hope through UNRWA Cash for Work Programme
June 21, 2019

Life in Khan Younis, Gaza - Meet Mahmoud's Family

 

 

 


UNRWA and SDG 4: Quality Education

Since it began operations in 1950, UNRWA has educated over two and a half million refugee children under a programme recognised as a significant educational force in the Middle East. Quality education helps young Palestine refugees understand the world in which they live and promotes values of tolerance, cultural identity and gender equality. Through its education system, the Agency aims to ensure that Palestine refugee students develop their full potential and become confident, innovative, questioning, thoughtful and open-minded individuals who uphold human rights, are proud of their Palestinian identity and contribute positively to the development of society and the global community... more

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WHAT WE DO: Education ...
 

WHAT WE DO: Education ... 
human rights education

WHAT WE DO: Education ... 
Education in Emergencies

Student principal giving refugees hope​

June 28, 2019

Peace and equality for all children around the world
May  14, 2019

UNRWA TV organizes casting auditions for refugee students 
February 17, 2017

UNRWA and UNESCO, Partners for the Education of Palestine Refugees
November 22, 2017

Education brings hope
in emergencies

December 22, 2015


 

 

 


UNRWA and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Palestine refugees face high levels of unemployment. Amongst young people, especially female youth, levels of joblessness are quite alarming. Gaza suffers one of the highest rates of unemployment in the world as a result of the blockade while in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation and its entrenched system of access and movement restrictions continue to stifle economic growth, limiting Palestinian access to land, markets and livelihood opportunities. In Syria, the continuing conflict has devastated the economy, with dramatic consequences for all, including Palestine refugees... more

HIGHLIGHTS


WHAT WE DO: Microfinance ... 

 

UNRWA microfinance loan brings blessings to female entrepreneur
November 14, 2018

 

 

 

 


UNRWA and SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. At its heart is primary health care, which is about caring for people and helping them improve their health or maintain their well-being, rather than just treating a single disease or condition. UNRWA has been the main comprehensive primary health-care provider for Palestine refugees for some 70 years, while assisting the most vulnerable to access secondary and tertiary care. With 144 health centres and some 3,300 health staff across its five fields of operation, the Agency delivers over 8.5 million primary health care consultations per year.                            

 

 

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UNRWA and the SDG's:  Health and Well Being for Palestine refugees

   

WHAT WE DO: Health​ ...
 

UNRWA and the SDG's:  
The  Magic  Formula

HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT ...
 

WHEN I SEE A MOBILE CLINIC ...
November 28, 2018

ELDERLY PALESTINE REFUGEE ...
October  8, 2018

BUILDING RESILIENCE
July 12, 2018

UNRWA and UNESCO, Partners for the Education of Palestine Refugees
November 22, 2017

UNRWA TV organizes casting auditions for refugee students 
February 17, 2017

Education brings hope in emergencies

December 22, 2015

 

 

UNRWA and SDG 5: Gender Equality

UNRWA has embedded gender equality and empowerment across all its human development work since starting operations on the ground in 1950 and continues to do so today. In the last decade, the Agency has also taken significant steps to mainstream gender, gender-based violence and protection considerations into its emergency response.                             

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Gender Awareness Month videos 

UNRWA has embedded gender equality and empowerment across all its human development work since starting operations on the ground in 1950 and continues to do so today. In the last decade, the Agency has also taken significant steps to mainstream gender, gender-based violence and protection considerations into its emergency response. This video is part of a series of television spots that address gender roles and advance the conversion of female empowerment.

 

 

 

 


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GENDER 
Monday, March 4, 2019

GENDER BULLETIN 100
Monday, March 4, 2019

MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY 2016-2021
March 8, 2018

     

BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN: UNRWA TRAINS FEMALE STAFF TO BE SAFE IN THE FIELD
December 10, 2018

UNRWA microfinance loan brings blessings to female entrepreneur
November 14, 2018

NO CHALLENGE IS INSURMOUNTABLE: ALIA’S STORY OF OVERCOMING BLINDNESS​
Friday, January 25, 2019

     

GENDER BULLETIN 99
Monday, March 4, 2019

A LIFE IN EXILE
November 29, 2018

BOLD ENOUGH TO CREATE CHANGE
March 13, 2017