What We Do

UNDP is on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, bringing global perspective and local insights together to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP addresses a range of critical development issues, meeting the diverse and often shifting challenges facing the people it serves , from combating and adapting to climate change, to fighting poverty and inequality, from protecting the environment to promoting good, inclusive governance.

Our Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which announced between 25-27 September in HQs NY demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet: The SDG’s main messages focus on People-Planet-Prosperity-Peace and Partnership

Empowering women

UNDP-Lb Women working in cultivating wild sage, a medicinal and aromatic plant – Akkar North Lebanon

Our Stories

  • Municipal Elections Spark Up Community Work in North Lebanon

    The municipal elections that took place in May 2016, caused a lot of tension and competitiveness at the local level. Local authorities have changed – and the tables have turned. Thus, the Mechanisms for Social Stability being established by local authorities and local actors with the support of UNDP in several localities all over Lebanon are timely and provide a framework as to how municipal governments can identify and address key sources of tensions in their communities.more

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  • The One Voice Choir: Music for Peace and Friendship

    The One Voice Choir: Music for Peace and Friendship

    The Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), the Waldensian Church in Italy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), brought together fifty-four young girls and boys from different schools and various backgrounds, to form a choir. After weeks of training, the choir gave a performance under the guidance of Maestro Zakar Keshisian, on July 10 2016.more

Projects and Initiatives

Lebanese Electoral Assistance Project (LEAP) for the Parliamentary Elections

Parliamentary elections will be held in Lebanon in June 2013. While there were generally positive assessments of the previous elections in 2009, there have been sustained calls for the adoption of significant electoral reforms that would strengthen public confidence in the electoral process. more

National Action Programme to Mainstream Climate Change into Lebanon’s Development Agenda

The proposed project is in in line with the Government of Lebanon’s plan of action, as mentioned in the first national communication report to the UNFCCC, and reiterated in the Second National Communication report to the UNFCCC. more

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