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  • 18 Nov 2014
    The impact of the Syrian crisis on social cohesion: Facts and figures

    Since September 2014, The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” in partnership with Lebanon Support NGO is producing conflict maps and periodic conflict analysis to provide relevant data about the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon and advice the response accordingly, funded by DFID and LRF-Germany.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    The Dream Became Reality

    The municipality of Saida launched a ceremony to celebrate the removal of the Saida dumpsite on the 17th of November 2014 near the marine boulevard and for placing the foundation stone for the new public park, under the slogan “the dream became reality, the dumpsite became a garden”.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Mr. Renda's Speech during Removal of Saida Dump Ceremony

  • 11 Nov 2014
    Cedro 4 Project- Launching Ceremony

    The UNDP CEDRO project organized an official launching for its current fourth phase funded by the European Union. The Launching took place at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Water and in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Water H.E. Mr. Arthur Nazarian, the Minister Counsellor at the European Union Delegation to Lebanon Mr. Marcello Mori, the UNDP Country Director Mr. Luca Renda in addition to representatives from all beneficiary institutions.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    ALEDA launched its first Mobile Market

    Under the Patronage of UNDP, the Association of Local Economic Development Agency of Beirut Southern Suburb-(ALEDA-BSS) launched its first Mobile Market for handicraft and homemade traditional foods on Friday the 7th of November 2014

  • 22 Oct 2014
    The Waldensian Church Donates $650,000 to UNDP’s Lebanon Host Communities Support Project

    The increasing influx of refugees from Syria to Lebanon is placing an enormous pressure on the country and its people, especially those in the poorest areas, where refugee concentrations have been the greatest. International recognition to the urgent need to scale up the support to the Lebanese host communities as part of the response to the Syrian crisis has reached higher levels.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    The National Conference on Activating the National Strategy for Forest Fire Management

    On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and within the context of the National Strategy for Forest Fire Management that was approved by the Council of Ministers by virtue of Resolution No 52, dated 13 May 2009, UNDP in Lebanon, and through its Disaster Risk Management Unit (DRM) at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers..

  • 12 Oct 2014
    UNDP supports the economic territorial development in South Lebanon

    Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Akram Chehayeb and UNDP, The Local Economic Development Agency in south Lebanon (LEDA-SL) was launched on the 12th of October 2014.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    Journalists discuss social cohesion and stereotyping in the peace building joint news supplement

    The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project organized a discussion session around the fifth issue of the Peace Building joint news supplement on Thursday 9th of October 2014 in AltCity café in Hamra. Funded by Japan, the fifth issue of the supplement was published on the 29th of September with Annahar and As-Safir newspapers and advertised on the National News Agency’s website. The English translated version was published with the Daily Star newspaper.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    UNDP Named Global Leader in Transparency

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its "commendable performance" in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Supporting Municipalities to manage local challenges

    UNDP Director, Mr. Luca Renda and Mr. Simon Bojsen-Moller, EU Attache on Relief and Recovery delivered certificates to the 23 participants in the Second Cycle of Capacity Building Programme for Local Leaders from Beirut Southern Suburbs on Crisis Management & Mediation

  • 01 Oct 2014
    Palestinian Gatherings Roundtable Discussions: A first step towards a coordinated resilience –based response

    Building on the findings of the UNDP / UN-Habitat report “Profiling Deprivation: An Analysis of the Rapid Needs Assessment in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communities in Lebanon” launched last August, UNDP organized sectoral roundtable discussions for organizations active in Palestinian Gatherings in the Commodore Hotel in Beirut.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives - Call for Proposals

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Launch of Lebanon Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict & Priority Interventions

    under the high patronage of H.E. Mr. Mohammad Al Mashnouk, the Ministry of Environment, the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the report: ““Lebanon Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict & Priority Interventions..

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Launching of the partnership between Formatech and UNDP Promoting the Millennium Development Goals

    The United Nations Development Programme launched a signature ceremony to highlight its partnership with Formatech at the UNDP Country Office.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Fifth issue of the Joint news supplement

    The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project published the 5th joint news supplement with Annahar, As-safir and The Daily Star newspapers on Wednesday 24th of September 2014. In this issue, journalists from different media outlets are conveying positive messages and showing a brighter image than the one circulated in different media outlets on the presence of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    Call for proposals: Environmental Awareness

  • 17 Sep 2014
    Beirut Energy Forum Opening Session

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Lebanon launches its MDGs Report 2013-2014: Slow progress on the poverty reduction and environmental sustainability goals

    A year before 2015, Lebanon’s progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been challenged by a complicated political situation and spillovers of the Syrian crisis, especially the massive influx of refugees, says the latest Lebanon MDG report The number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon is compromising achievements made on the health MDGs directly, and other MDGs indirectly.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    UNDP signs an MOU for Improved Health and Education Services Delivery

    UNDP signed a memorandum of understanding on the 15th of September 2014 to launch the “Support to Integrated Service Provision at the local Level” Project. The MOU was signed by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE)