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  • 05 Nov 2013
    Strategic Environmental Assessment of Renewable Energy

    Recently, the activities to conduct the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Renewable Energy Sector was launched as part of the larger activities undertaken by the “Mainstreaming Climate Change into Lebanon’s Development Agenda” project; the project is funded by the Lebanon Recovery Fund and is implemented by the Ministry of Environment.

  • 30 Oct 2013
    National Response Plan – Table Top Exercise

    Within the framework of the implementation of the National Response Plan (NRP), the request of the Prime Minister and decision of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) formed by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and whose main mandate includes coordinating disaster response

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Outcomes and achievements related to mine action work in Lebanon

    Lebanon Mine Action Center in collaboration with the European Union and the United Nations Development Program held a meeting today concerning “the international support group for Lebanon”. Ambassadors and representatives from donors’ countries attended the meeting as well as national authorities, non- governmental organizations and National Mine Risk Education Steering Committee working on combatting land mines and cluster munitions and other forms of UXO in order to help the mine victim survivors.

  • 08 Oct 2013
    Media Field Visit to Saida Dumpsite to monitor the rehabilitation process

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the Municipality of Saida organized a media field visit to the rehabilitation project of the garbage dump on the maritime boulevard of Saida on Thursday the 3rd of October 2013 at 10 am.

  • 30 Sep 2013
    Municipality of Saida receives waste dumpsters in support to the communities hosting Syrian refugees

    The municipality of received 50 waste dumpsters as a symbolic contribution by the United Nations Development Programme and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on September 11 in the framework of supporting municipalities and cities hosting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian refugees.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    The launch of the MEDSOLAR project

    The UNDP launched the MEDSOLAR project on the 24 September 2013 in a workshop in Beirut attended by over 60 professionals and stakeholders, including the representative of the Ministry of Energy and Water.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    Social Good Summit in Beirut 2013

    Social Good Summit 2013 held for the past three years is the place where global leaders, NGO representatives, journalists, bloggers, activists, representatives of political parties and a large number of youngsters, meet to discuss big ideas and find solutions for our greatest challenges.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    Lebanon’s Low Emission Capacity Building Project Participates in a UNFCCC side event in Bonn

    The Low Emission Capacity Building Project participated in a side event on the margins of the 38th SB session in Bonn, Germany entitled “Inspiring Mitigation Ambition: Experience from the LECB Programme” hosted by the programme’s Global Support Unit.

  • 05 Sep 2013
    Closing ceremony for the installation of 102 Green Houses in North Lebanon

    The United Nations Development Programme “Recovery of NBC surrounding communities affected by the 2006 and 2007 conflicts” project organized a closing ceremony for “Supply and Installation of 102 Greenhouses in North Lebanon” activity. The ceremony took place on Wednesday September 4th at the municipality of Halba at 10 a.m.

  • 02 Aug 2013
    Third Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

    Lebanon remains littered with hundreds of thousands of unexploded ordinance, including cluster munitions. These items continue to kill and maim people in Lebanon and hinder development and reconstruction efforts. In 2006 alone, 215 cluster sub-munitions casualties were registered, the majority of victims are under the age of 18 and approximately 36 percent of the land used for livelihood activities was contaminated.

  • 02 Aug 2013
    UNHCR and UNDP update media on refugees’ situation in Lebanon

    The U.N High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Development Program held a press meeting on Friday July 26th at the UNHCR Office in Beirut to present the media with a brief on their work, partnerships and funding channels to support the refugees in the country.

  • 27 Jul 2013
    Media field visit to Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees in North of Lebanon

    Media field Visit Wadi Khaled to get better acquainted with the Lebanese Host Communities support programme and strengthening civil peace project

  • 05 Jul 2013
    Workshop to strengthen role of women in elections

    Candidates, activists and the international community joined today with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities to discuss how different electoral systems can impact on the participation of women in elections.

  • 25 Jun 2013
    Celebration of World Environment Day 2013

    The international observance of World Environment Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1972 United Nations Conference on Human Environment. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    US$ 1.7 Billion Appeal to Assist Spiraling Number of Refugees from Syria and Affected People in Lebanon

    The Government of Lebanon (GoL), the United Nations and its humanitarian partners issued a fifth revised appeal for Lebanon today for over US$ 1.7 billion, including US$ 450 million presented by the GoL for direct support to national institutions and essential public services. The “Regional Response Plan (RRP) for Syrian Refugees” engaging over 60 humanitarian organizations, led by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), extends requirements to cover the period January to December 2013.

  • 29 May 2013
    The national workshop on 'Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Design

    The national workshop on “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Design and Preparation Consultation on Selecting Priority NAMAs for Lebanon” was held on May 22, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Lebanese Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of the Low-Emission Capacity Building Project, supported by the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV and KPMG. The workshop presentations entailed a step-by-step NAMA tool, the UNFCCC Registry and a Case study on NAMA development.

  • 16 May 2013
    Arab and Mediterranean Regional Conference on Environmental Resources monitoring and management

    Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Mr. Nazem El Khoury, Minister of Environment, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Environmental Resources Monitoring in Lebanon (ERML) Project, organized the “Arab and Mediterranean Regional Conference on Environmental Resources monitoring and management” on the 15th and 16th of May at Hotel Monroe – Beirut.

  • 08 May 2013
    A delegation from the Union of Municipalities of Jabal Amel – South Lebanon and UNDP staff attend training in Mallorca – Spain

    Under the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership between UNDP and the Province of Viterbo for the implementation of the project "Local Agenda 21 in Territorial Planning in Energy and Waste Management", a delegation from the Union of Municipalities of Jabal Amel – South Lebanon and UNDP staff, attended training in Mallorca – Spain from 2-11 April 2013. The involved municipalities were Khabrikha, Qantara, Rub Tlatin, Taibe and Meis El Jabal.

  • 18 Apr 2013
    UNDP and EU survey peace and reconciliation efforts jointly promoted in the North

    While 25 youth from Meshmesh were working in groups to solve a case of conflict during a training session.

  • 03 Apr 2013
    Journalists from different media outlets collaborate to write about civil campaigns in a joint supplement with Annahar and As-safir

    Lebanon is characterized by its powerful and vital civil society which has a long, proud history in addressing socio-economic, legal and political challenges facing the country, as well as in safeguarding and promoting human rights. Its importance resides in the fact of being inclusive of all the country’s political, religious, class and cultural differences.