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.
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
Projects and Initiatives
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