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26 Sep 2012 description

In preparation for the Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) 23rd September 2012, New York

03 Jan 2012 description


The National Nutrition Surveillance System (NNSS) was incorporated into Palestinian Authority health planning in 2006.

Nutrition assessments at that time showed worrying deteriorations in important indicators and it was decided that a more systematic approach was needed to monitor health trends in the occupied Palestinian territory.

31 May 2011 description

The Socio-Economic and Food Security (SEFSec) survey is part of a broader monitoring system in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) that is led by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The purpose of the SEFSec is to identify changes in the living conditions of Palestinian households by annually monitoring key socio-economic and food security indicators. The SEFSec addresses a need for annual monitoring information to complement the less frequent but more detailed Palestinian Expenditure and Consumption Survey (PECS).

14 Jan 2011 description


This document is a strategic plan to combat violence against women (VAW) in territories under the Palestinian Authority (PA) for the period of 2011 - 2019. A Medium-Term Plan for the years 2011 - 2013 has also been developed with partner institutions to determine the priorities for implementing the Strategic Plan over the next three years.

16 Dec 2010 description

On Saturday 18 December, the Palestinian Authority and the European Union will launch this year's fourth quarterly payment of social allowances to over 56,400 vulnerable Palestinian households, across the West Bank and Gaza.

14 Sep 2010 description

Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad and the European Union Representative, Mr. Christian Berger, today laid the first ceremonial stone to mark the start of the second phase in the construction of the €14.3 million Security Compound (Muqata'a) in Nablus, as part of the European contribution to security sector reform of the Palestinian Authority.

The construction of the Muqata'a Nablus is taking place in three phases.

24 Jun 2010 description

Press Release - European Union and Ministry of Social Affairs - Palestinian Authority

25 Mar 2010 description

On Saturday 27 March, the Palestinian Authority and the European Union are launching the payment of social allowances to over 51,800 poor and vulnerable Palestinian families in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These allowances, paid every three months, are targeted towards families in need. The programme's partner banks, Bank of Palestine and Cairo Amman Bank, will exceptionally open on Saturday 27 March to allow beneficiaries to collect their allowances.

19 Jan 2010 description

The Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad, and the European Union Representative, Mr. Christian Berger, today signed a €158.5 million Financing Agreement, including a €0.5 million contribution from Austria, in support to the Palestinian Authority's recurrent expenditures for 2010.

23 Dec 2009 description

Today the Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad and the European Union Representative Mr. Christian Berger signed three new agreements as part of the continuous support provided by the European Union to the Palestinian Authority. The signing ceremony took place at the Prime Minister's office in Ramallah.

10 Nov 2009 description


A rapidly changing socio economic environment in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) creates a dire need for reliable updated, socio-economic information to gauge the changing living conditions for Palestinian households. In the current circumstances the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), international and United Nations (UN) agencies have been forced to rely on macro-level indicators, outdated information, ad-hoc surveys and proxies, insufficient to provide a solid basis for programme and policy interventions.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and …

27 Oct 2009 description


Israel has imposed restrictions on the movement of people and goods at Gaza's border crossings since June 2007 and further reduced supplies of fuel and electricity to the Gaza Strip in September 2007. This has had a severe impact on water and sanitation services in Gaza, the breakdown of which is placing public health and the wider environment at risk, both in Gaza and Israel.

Gaza's border crossings should be opened, immediately, so that construction materials and aid necessary to respond to the water and sanitation crisis in the Gaza Strip, can enter.

10 Sep 2009 description

Press Release - European Commission and Ministry of Social Affairs - Palestinian Authority

10 Aug 2009 description


Ramallah - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the European Commission Representative, Mr. Christian Berger, today signed a €39 million financing agreement for direct support to the Palestinian National Authority budget, bringing the total amount committed by the European Union (EU) in 2009 to €207 million.

31 Jul 2009 description

Note: Map production date estimated
Note: Document is 15 pages; maps begin on p.5

22 Jul 2009 description


The European Union (EU) has made a leading contribution to the Palestinian National Authority's (PNA) efforts to establish an efficient, transparent and well-structured public finance administration capability, with the completion of a €4 million technical assistance project to align practices with international standards - part of a comprehensive package of financial reforms originally introduced by Dr.

22 Jul 2009 description

The Palestinian Ministry of Local Government today took delivery of over €3 million's worth (approximately NIS 17.2 million) of waste collection and disposal equipment, in a move that will directly impact on the quality of life of ordinary Palestinians, helping local authorities to deal with the estimated 500,000 tons of solid waste generated annually in the West Bank alone.

A ceremony was hosted today, July 22, 2009 by the Palestinian Minister for Local Government, Eng. Khaled Al Qwasmeh and the European Commission Head of Operations, Mr.