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  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • Improving and Increasing Healthcare Services in Haret HreikMay 14, 2015The Municipality of Haret Hreik has opened the new premises of the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHCC) in Haret Hreik under the patronage and presence of His Excellency MP Mohammad Raad, the UNDP Country Director in Lebanon Mr. Luca Renda, the representative of Tuscany, Italy Dr. Luigi Triggiano, the mayor of Haret Hreik Mr. Ziad Waked, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Public Health, concerned ministries, and the German Embassy.

  • Cooperation between Constitutional Council and UNDP 2 publications, new website and a modernized libraryApr 23, 2015On the 17th of April, the Constitutional Council, in cooperation with the Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the outputs of their collaboration:

  • UNDP’s Work with Youth in LebanonApr 9, 2015"It can't get any better, we have our colorful football playground now, we will surely win a game on our premises!" said Ahmad Sultan, a 15-year old boy in Saadnayel. The increase in the population in the most vulnerable areas of Lebanon, due to the Syrian refugee influx is putting pressure on the already weak infrastructures and public services.

  • Special issue of the “Tripoli supplement”, showing the hidden realities of the cityApr 2, 2015“The Tripoli supplement sheds light on the hidden realities of Tripoli, which are often distorted by the incorrect representations of the city as a hotbed of violence and militancy, not to say terrorism. In effect, Tripoli remains among the rare cities in Lebanon that has preserved its original character, rooted in Arab history.”

  • Seventh Issue of the Joint News Supplement, a Space for Understanding the "other"Apr 1, 2015"But of those around me, some people have reconciled themselves with their selves, and with their past. There are those who know that crime is not a feature of a certain people or nationality, and they know how to distinguish between a person and what a person does.