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

  • Solar panels placed on the rooftop of the Bechtel engineering building at AUB

    First Solar Power Plant Launched at the AUB Campus

    On the 11th of July 2016, AUB launched its first solar power plant that aims to cut down on costs and provide the safest energy source for our environment. Indeed, solar energy offers the best solution for the climate change problem. more

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  • UNDP Lebanon Hotline operator-Election support

    Each vote counts

    The latest Lebanese elections have been different from the previous parliamentary elections. Several changes have been made concerning the electoral procedures, such as redrawing of themore

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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