News Center

Filter
Showing 21 - 40 of 157
  • 12 Aug 2014
    UNDP and UN-Habitat launch report on Palestinian Gatherings for better coordinated response

    In an effort to shed light on Palestinian Gatherings in Lebanon, UNDP and UN-Habitat launched last Tuesday their report “Profiling Deprivation: An Analysis of the Rapids Needs Assessment in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communities”. Hosted by the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) in the Grand Serail of Beirut, the launching brought together representatives of diplomatic communities, UN agencies, civil society actors, NGOs and academics.

  • 11 Aug 2014
    Japanese Ambassador visits Gaza Buildings Palestinian Gathering

    Lead by the Japanese Ambassador in Lebanon H.E. Seiichi Otsuka, a delegation representing the embassy of Japan in Lebanon visited Gaza Buildings, a Palestinian Gathering in Beirut, where the Government of Japan is co-funding a UNDP project to rehabilitate its water well and supply pipe networks, together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

  • 08 Aug 2014
    Live Lebanon & BBAC provide generator for the village of Marwaheen

    The village of Marwaheen located in Tyr, South of Lebanon, inaugurated the provision of a generator for the village with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mr Fadi Salameh and UNDP “Live Lebanon” initiative and in partnership with Bank of Beirut and Arab Countries (BBAC) at a ceremony held in the town hall in the presence of mayors, village chiefs and social actors.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    HC Mountain Press conference on water scarcity

  • 06 Aug 2014
    $4.5 million support towards Host communities and Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Beirut announced the donation of around $4.5 million from its Emergency Response Fund (ERF) targeting refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon during a press conference which took place on Wednesday August 6 2014 at the Ministry of Energy and Water.

  • 05 Aug 2014
    The Ministry of Environment at the Saida Dumpsite Rehabilitation Project

    On Saturday the 2nd of August 2014, during a visit to witness the progress of the various projects being implemented within the city of Saida, the Lebanese Minister of Environment Mr. Mohamad was impressed by the achievements made at the Rehabilitation of Saida Dumpsite Project. Accompanied by his advisor and the chief of the urban environment section, H.E. was joined by the UN Resident Representative Mr. Ross Mountain, the head of the municipal council, Mr. Mohammad Seoudi along with members from the municipality.

  • 05 Aug 2014
    Announcement of support towards Host communities and Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Beirut is announcing the donation of around $4.5 million from its Emergency Response Fund (ERF) targeting refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon during a press conference ..

  • 04 Aug 2014
    Human Development Report 2014

    The 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience' global launch took place

  • 17 Jul 2014
    "And it can only get better” through the contributions of Lebanese in Lebanon and abroad

    In partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC), UNDP's "Live Lebanon" initiative launched a media campaign entitled “And it can only get better” to engage the Lebanese expatriates in the social recovery process through encouraging them to donate money to support development projects across Lebanon.

  • 15 Jul 2014
    Competition for young Arabs to design cover of Third Arab Knowledge Report

    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) in collaboration with the Regional Office for the Arab States in United Nations Development Programme, has launched a competition for young Arab talents to design the cover of the ‘Third Arab Knowledge Report 2014: Youth and Localization of Knowledge’, released by the Foundation and the UNDP.

  • 10 Jul 2014
    A response to the needs and priorities of Host Communities in Arsal

    In order to better understand the needs of the village of Arsal, the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico and UNHCR organized a visit to the area on July 10 2014. The delegation included UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Ross Mountain..

  • 08 Jul 2014
    Enhancing capacities of public and private institutions working in the fields of development and finance

    The Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme organized a training on “Climate Finance”, aiming at enhancing capacities of public and private institutions working in the fields of development and finance. The event took place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 July 2014 at Rotana Gefinor Hotel, and was delivered by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

  • 30 Jun 2014
    Disaster Risk Reduction training in USJ

    Within the framework of joint efforts between the Lebanese government and the UNDP to reduce the risk of disasters and increase awareness among all segments of society on disasters, a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) training was held in the University of St. Joseph (USJ) on June 26th and 27th, 2014 in cooperation with the Civil Defense, the Lebanese army and the Lebanese Red Cross.

  • 30 Jun 2014
    Launching of the Green Roof at the Central Bank main branch in Hamra

    “Nearly 90% of the Lebanese population resides in cities across the country, with 0.8 square meter per person of green spaces available. The world health organization, however, recommends a minimum of 9 square meter of green space per person, and it is acknowledged that a city at an ideal standard would have between 10 – 15m² of green space per person. Green spaces have positive effect on people; they provide a great way to escape the stresses of day-to-day life, constitute a buffer to the surrounding noises and pollution, and increase value of real estate in surrounding areas

  • 30 Jun 2014
    Inauguration of the “Green Roof” at the Central Bank of Lebanon

  • 30 Jun 2014
    The Green Roof reduces urban air pollution and improves human health

    UNDP - CEDRO project and Banque Du Liban (BDL) launched the Green Roof initiative which covers an area of 834 m2, at the Central bank main branch in Hamra on June 30th at 5:00 pm. Governor of Lebanon's Central Bank (Banque du Liban) Riad Salameh along with UNDP Resident Representative Ross Mountain attended the event in addition to UNDP country Director Luca Renda and Assistant Resident Representative Edgard Chehab.

  • 25 Jun 2014
    “Live Lebanon” in cooperation with BBAC rehabilitates Beni Sakher public school

    UNDP’s Live Lebanon Initiative in partnership with BBAC launched a project aimed at equipping Beni Sakher Public School in Wadi Khaled, North Lebanon with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Bouran Boueiry. The ceremony was held at the school attended by representatives from the UNDP and BBAC along with a number of professors.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    The launch of irrigation canals in Beshwet with the support of a new development project for “Live Lebanon” and BBAC

    The municipality of Beshwet inaugurated a project to construct irrigation canals with the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Fadi Salameh and the UNDP’s “Live Lebanon" initiative in partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC) and in collaboration with the Association of Cooperatives in Deir El-Ahmar, in a ceremony held in Saydet Beshwet Church in the presence of heads of municipalities and mayors in addition to political, religious and social figures.

  • 09 Jun 2014
    Journalists discuss latest Peace Building in Lebanon joint news supplement

    The UNDP "Peace Building in Lebanon" project published the fourth joint news supplement, funded by Japan, and distributed with both Annahar and Assafir newspapers on Friday 30th of 2014

  • 04 Jun 2014
    Fletcher & Renda head to south Lebanon to follow-up on UK funded projects to host communities

    British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher visited south Lebanon where he saw first-hand the UK-funded municipalities Host Communities Programme, implemented by UNDP. The programme will support municipalities to increase delivery of livelihood services in areas of Lebanon most affected by the Syrian refugee influx.