Assistance to the Palestinian People

The Assistance to the Palestinian People Unit (APPU) was established in 1985, with a specific mandate to monitor and investigate the social and economic impact of policies of the Israeli occupation authorities in the Palestinian territory.

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The establishment of APPU crowned the secretariat´s pioneering work on the Palestinian economy which commenced in 1979 upon the request of member States.This makes UNCTAD the first international organization to systematically examine the Palestinian economy´s multifaceted development predicament.

Drawing on the secretariat´s global mandate, APPU has been actively responding to official requests for technical assistance by Palestinian public and civil society institutions, thereby positioning itself as a focal point for the interrelated treatment of Palestinian trade, finance and economic development.

UNCTAD´s work on the Palestinian economy follows the secretariat´s three main interrelated pillars of activities: Research and analysis, Technical cooperation and Supporting intergovernmental consensus-building in this area of work.



08 September 2020COVID-19 devastates Palestine’s shattered economy
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02 December 2019$48 billion is the estimated revenue loss by Palestine from 2000-2017 due to occupation



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