United Nations in Jordan launches its 2021 Results Report

[22-06-2022 11:40 AM]

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The United Nations in Jordan has released its Annual Results Report for 2021, highlighting its humanitarian activities and development interventions under the fourth year of the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) 2018-2022 implementation.

The UN's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to address its socioeconomic impact and inclusive recovery are also detailed in the report, along with activities they carried out in Jordan over the previous year.

The report states that the United Nations' agencies, funds, and programs spent USD 914.1 million in 2021 to support projects and activities related to humanitarian aid and development across three main priorities: Strengthened Institutions, empowered people, and Enhanced Opportunities.

Under these priorities, the UN collaborated closely with funding partners, civil society organizations, and various governmental institutions to support the development and revision of new and existing legislation, policies, and strategies, as well as the strengthening of institutional capacity, to enable Jordan to meet its commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UN also continued to foster an enabling environment to improve people's understanding of their rights, as well as their access to information, education, skills, capacities, and services. Efforts over the last year have focused on empowering people to change their behavior patterns in order to improve their circumstances and development.

Furthermore, the UN provided trainings and increased economic opportunities for women, vulnerable Jordanians, and refugees.

Other results achieved in 2021 include:

Over 2,000,000 Jordanians and refugees were supported with humanitarian and development services.

Over 60 policies, strategies, programs and legislations of the Government of Jordan were formulated and/or supported.

89,000 people accessed information about eliminating all forms of violence against women.

2,102,463 community members were exposed to information about women, peace and security, gender equality, gender-based violence, the role of women in society, peacebuilding, and preventing violent extremism.

78,688 children received messages on child protection and psychosocial support.

425,818 Jordanian and Syrian school children benefited from the School Feeding Program.

5,286 out of school children supported through the non-formal education program
500,000 refugees received monthly cash assistance for food.

7,000 individuals benefited from enhanced access to labour market through skills development.

62,195 work permits (56,693 males and 5,502 females) were issued to refugees by the Government of Jordan- the highest number since 2016.

50 entrepreneurs and small businesses received business incubation training under the "LevelUp Accelerator Program" to support their business development.

The UN allocated USD 441.3 million to support the Government of Jordan in its response to the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and to help Jordan recovery from the pandemic. In addition, the UN supported vaccine rollout including provision of 436,800 COVID-19 shots through the COVAX facilities, strengthened capacity of medical staff, and procured hospitals and laboratory equipment and supplies.

In 2022, the UN in Jordan will continue to focus on developing its new Cooperation Framework (CF) for the years, 2023-2027 and bring the current UNSDF cycle to a close. The new CF will highlight four main priorities: enhanced opportunities for inclusive, gender-responsive green growth; enhanced access to quality social services protection; enhanced national capacity to address responsible, equitable access to and consumption of water, food, and energy; and strengthened accountability, transparency and participation.

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