03 May 2019
Since its inception in Lebanon in 1948, the United Nations has been working extensively and continuously with the Lebanese people and the international community for the development, prosperity and stability of the country. For the period 2017-2020, the UN in Lebanon’s main priorities are for all people in Lebanon to have peace and security, for Lebanon to enjoy domestic stability and effective governance, and reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. As a result of the UN’s contribution to these priorities, in 2018, over 400,000 people benefited from improved access to safe water for drinking and domestic use thanks to the UN support. Also, the UN in Lebanon helped enroll around 430,000 girls and boys in basic education in public schools, and provided training to around 22,000 public school teachers & education personnel. The UN in Lebanon also played a pivotal role in 2018 in enhancing women’s full participation in different fields, including in parliamentary elections, through strengthening women’s national capacities, improving supervision and monitoring of the electoral process, and advocating for increased women’s participation in political life.
The above-mentioned figures partly capture the achievements by the UN in Lebanon throughout 2018, all of which are reflected in the “Annual UN Lebanon Report 2018: Working Together For a Secure, Stable and Prosperous Lebanon”. The report can be accessed in both English and Arabic on the following URLs: https://bit.ly/2Vz8H9o (Eng.) and https://bit.ly/2GT2a1e (Ar.).