UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
#2030NOW New Goals, New Power, New TechnologyAug 27, 2015It's time to commit yourself to the change that you deserve; this is your chance to speak up and be heard! Whether you want to talk about/give your opinion on questioning and accountability, Environmental sustainability , Human Rights, illegal immigration, social media networking or any topic that we, as Lebanese and citizens of the world, believe needs our attention, the floor will be yours on September 29th at Metro El Medina Hamra from 4:00pm till 6:30pm.
“The representations of the “Syrians” and “Palestinians” in news media coverage” study- infographicsAug 25, 2015Funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through KfW, Maharat Foundation in cooperation with the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project launched the first study in the context of monitoring the implementation of the “Journalists’ Pact for strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon.”
Social Awareness Festival for Children in Bekaa AreaAug 6, 2015In the presence of Mr. Alberto Glender, Counselor of the Mexican Embassy in Lebanon accompanied by Mr. Luca Renda, UNDP Lebanon Country Director, Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze UNHCR Deputy Representative, Mr. Walid Assaf from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Lebanese Red Cross organized “The Social Awareness Festival for Children” in Bekaa Area.
UNDP published the 8th issue of the joint news supplement free of hatred and misconceptionsAug 5, 2015“What we are seeing and experiencing is stubbornness and an insistence on entering a bloody dark age, based on the notion that others are different from us, and should not be imitated; their human experience shouldn’t be imitated. Perhaps this is the type of tolerance that we understand. That’s what Syrian writer Najib Nseir wrote in the 8th issue of the joint news supplement in his article entitled “The culture of tolerance: concept and practice”.
Discussing the Topics of the 8th Issue of the Joint News Supplement and RecommendationsAug 5, 2015In a discussion session organized on the 29th of July 2015 in Dawawine Cafe, Gemmayze, as a follow-up to the release of the joint news supplement, journalists, writers, experts in peace-building, activists, researchers, Syrian and Lebanese social workers, gathered to discuss the supplement’s content and share new ideas and suggestions for upcoming ones.
By your side: UK Investing in Lebanon’s futureJul 28, 2015Mr Swayne reiterated the UK’s continued support and commitment to Lebanon’s security and stability and investing in the country’s future through education. Minister Swayne saw firsthand how the UK’s support is helping both the Lebanese community and the Syrian refugees in facing tremendous challenges.
Hakim and Mountain stress on supporting Host Communities needs during their visit to Akkar areaJun 10, 2015The Minister of Economy and Trade H.E. Dr. Alain Al-Hakim, in collaboration with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon Mr. Ross Mountain, visited several Lebanese Host Communities projects in Akkar. The first stop was at the Cooperative Association for Agriculture and Food Processing in Fnaydeq and the United Cooperative of Akkar in Joumeh region of Akkar, where they met with the head of municipalities and members of agricultural cooporatives.
Launch of first professional organization for cooperation between Arab electoral management bodiesJun 8, 2015Six national electoral management bodies in the Arab region launched today in Beirut, the “Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies - ArabEMBs” -- the first such professional organization dedicated to promoting cooperation on all aspects of election management in the region. The new organization will enhance professional development and exchange on elections administration, to ensure integrity and transparency.
Opening of the National Operations RoomMay 27, 2015With the presence of his Excellency Prime Minister Mr. Tamam Salam, the opening of the Disaster Risk Management Room was held in the Grand Serail, on the 27th of May, in collaboration with the UNDP disasters management project, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Germany.
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