6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where we are?


12- Develop further an open trading and financial system that is rule-based, predictable and non-discriminatory. Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction-nationally and internationally
13- Address the least developed countries' special needs. This includes tariff- and quota-free access for their exports; enhanced debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries; cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction
14- Address the special needs of landlocked and small island developing States
15- Deal comprehensively with developing countries' debt problems through national and international measures to make debt sustainable in the long term
16- In cooperation with the developing countries, develop decent and productive work for youth
17- In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
18- In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies-especially information and communications technologies.

National efforts to build partnerships are critical to the achievement of the MDGs in this globalized world. Central to this has been the process of international donor conferences, the latest of which was Paris III (January 2007) with the overarching objective "to stimulate growth, create employment, reduce poverty, and maintain social and political stability". Developing international cooperation for recovery, reconstruction and reform is and remains a top priority for the Government of Lebanon (GoL). In its annual progress report on the Paris III conference, the Government emphasises its obligation to make optimal use of the increased resources pledged at Paris-III with the objective of pursuing its reform and development programs, including the achievement of the MDGs.

Data is still being collected so as to determine the progress on this MDG. Lebanon is one of the world's most heavily indebted countries and the economy has gained little from recent violent acts and the general political struggle that persists.

UNDP's work in Lebanon

  • UNDP LEBANON ESTABLISHED A UNIFIED CUSTOMS NETWORK FOR ALL LEBANON ORDER

    Transactions from the comfort of home
    Transactions from the comfort of home

    “ People used to wait for hours and maybe days to get their transactions done at the port of Beirut, the airport and the border offices, however with the UNDP project at the customs, the stakeholders now have the luxury of completing their transactions from their living room” explained Mr. Wassim Khawand, Customs Component Manager of the “Technical Assistance for Fiscal Management and Reform” UNDP project at the Ministry of Finance.more

  • UNDP Lebanon - Art Graffiti created by youth in south Lebanon

    Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror
    Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror

    The project “Venice and Lebanon: together through the mirror” is a joint project involving UNDP Art Gold and Venice municipality. It offered to a group of about 100 Lebanese youngsters from different villages and confessional backgrounds in the South the opportunity to participate at three artistic workshopsmore

1.34 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population