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 Lebanonmore

Our Stories

“Let it be remembered but not repeated” UNDP Supplement promoting collective memory of the civil war and reconciliation

“Let it be remembered but not repeated” UNDP Supplement promoting collective memory of the civil war and reconciliation

Gathered in the hall of Al Taharor Club in Kfarroman, on Thursday 1st of September 2016, scouts, youth, children and families eagerly came to watch “Qosasna – Our stories” puppetry show. It was part of a drug prevention campaign that aimed at transmitting anti-drugs messages. The campaign was organized by the committee in Kfaroman in coordination with the municipality, supported by the Youth Network for Citizenship and Activism (YNCA) and the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project as part of the Mechanisms for Social Stability (MSS) implemented all over Lebanon, with the generous funds of Norway.more 

   “Peace” takes over the walls of Jbeil and Chiyah schools

“Peace” takes over the walls of Jbeil and Chiyah schools

After months of preparations and conflict resolution trainings, the students of Jbeil and Chiyah among 15 other schools in Mount Lebanon, finally celebrated non-violence through “Peace” graffiti on the school walls. Aiming at introducing peace building into formal and non-formal education, the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project targets school principals, teachers, students, school staff members, and parents through its Violence Free Schools initiative.more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Lebanese Elections Assistance Project - LEAP

    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 

  • 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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