Overview

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

   Setting a new kind of “positive” addiction in Kfaroman, South Lebanon: puppets battle against drugs

Setting a new kind of “positive” addiction in Kfaroman, South Lebanon: puppets battle against drugs

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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