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  • 31 Mar 2014
    Minister Hakim launched an LRF-funded initiative for the Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees

    The Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. Alain Hakim headed the Steering Committee of Lebanon Recovery Fund (LRF) meeting in the Grand Serail in the presence of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Ross Mountain, Director General of the Ministry of Finance and its representative, Alain Bifany, Spain's Ambassador, Milagros Hernando, Chairman of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr in addition to a number of experts.

  • 26 Mar 2014
    Help Syrian Refugees and Lebanese in Host Communities get medical care

    The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused close to one million people to flee to neighbouring Lebanon. In a country with a population of little over 4 million, this influx is threatening the already existing infrastructure, and putting enormous pressure on social services, such as healthcare.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    Lebanon cannot bear brunt of Syrian refugee crisis alone, UN relief official warns

    Massive international support is crucial as the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon continues to rise and is on track to reaching 1.5 million by the end of this year, a senior United Nations humanitarian official stressed today.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    Civil-Military Cooperation Community Outreach interventions in Beirut

    Under the High Patronage of the Army Commander in Chief, the United Nations Development Programme project “Addressing Urban Host Spots in Lebanon” in partnership with the Lebanese Army launched a ceremony for equipping four centers with medical equipment intended for the poor and the most vulnerable in Beirut area: Mazraa, Tariq El Jdidi, Sabra and Burj Abi Haidar. The ceremony was held on Tuesday February 18th at the Central Military Club – Beirut.

  • 26 Feb 2014
    Launch of 2014 Voter Registration Media Campaign

    As part of its annual update of the voter register, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) launched the 2014 Voter Registration Media Campaign. The aim of the campaign, which runs from 10 February to 10 March, is to remind citizens of their right to check the voter register during the one-month update period

  • 25 Feb 2014
    UNDP turns risks in Lebanon into opportunities

    While Lebanon groans under the heavy weight of its political deadlock, the spillover of the conflict in neighboring Syria, and its alarming security problems, a dedicated UNDP team in the heart of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers are leading efforts to make Lebanon’s communities and infrastructure resilient to cope with these visible risks, and many other invisible hazards.

  • 25 Feb 2014
    UNDP honors dedicated efforts of local leaders in Palestinian Gatherings

    Under the patronage of the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee, UNDP and UN-HABITAT organized a ceremony in honor of 38 municipalities and popular committees at the Grand Serail of Beirut on February 25, 2014. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of the project “Improving the Living Conditions in Palestinian Gatherings” during 2013 and honored the dedication and cooperation of local leaders who made these achievements possible.

  • 18 Feb 2014
    Workshop on Mine Action Terminologies and Definitions in Arabic

    The Lebanon Mine Action Center in collaboration with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a workshop on " Mine Action Terminologies and Definitions in Arabic " for three days from 18 to 20 February, 2014, at the Central Military Club in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • 11 Feb 2014
    Ross Mountain visits Syrian Refugees in the Bekaa & Akkar

    The newly appointed United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon, Mr. Ross Mountain visited the Syrian tented settlements in the Bekaa area on Saturday February 8, 2014 and in Akkar on Tuesday February 11, 2014 in order to monitor the ongoing humanitarian and development efforts there.

  • 24 Jan 2014
    UNDP signs agreement with ministry of energy

    On 24 January 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Water represented by H.E. Mr. Gibran Bassil and the United Nations Development Programme represented by Mr. Luca Renda, Country Director signed a new project

  • 23 Dec 2013
    Common Vision towards a sustainable and Comprehensive Economic Future

    Under the patronage and presence of H. E. Mr. Adnan Mansour, Minister of foreign Affairs, the Association of Local Economic Development Agency in Beirut Southern Suburbs (ALEDA BSS) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme –ART GOLD project in Lebanon organized a launching ceremony of the event “Together for Sustainable and Comprehensive Economic Development”

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Acknowledgments to the eight private sector companies for reporting their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The Lebanese Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme held an award ceremony on Thursday December 19, 2013 for eight Lebanese private institutions that have successfully audited, reported and communicated their respective Greenhouse Gas emissions. This reporting comes as response to the Minister of Environment’s Decision 99/1, dated 11/4/2013, where companies used the internationally adopted Greenhouse Gas Protocol through V4 advisors to report their emissions of the year 2012.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Celebrating the International Human Rights Day and Anti- Corruption Day at the Lebanese Parliament

    Under the patronage of His Excellency the Speaker of Parliament Mr. Nabih Berri, The Secretary General of the Lebanese parliament in cooperation with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights, Middle East Office (UNHCHR) organized an event celebrating the International Human Rights Day and the International Anti-Corruption Day which was held on Tuesday, December 10 at the Lebanese Parliament.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Lebanese Host Communities Steering Committee Meeting

    Under the patronage and presence of the Minister of Social Affairs Mr. Wael Abou Faour, the first meeting of the Host Communities Steering Committee was launched under the framework of UNDP and MOSA joint project “Supporting Lebanese Communities affected by the Syrian Crisis” on Monday December 9th at the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA).

  • 07 Dec 2013
    Inauguration Ceremony of the First Civil-Military Cooperation Offices in Shukri Ghanem barracks

    The Lebanese Army organized the inauguration ceremony of the Civil- Military Cooperation Offices (CIMIC) within the project entitled “Addressing Urban Hot Spots in Lebanon” as a token of appreciation to the UN country team throughout the support provided to the Civil-Military Cooperation efforts

  • 03 Dec 2013
    Teachers trained to promote social cohesion and spread a culture of peace

    In November 2013, 70 public school teachers from North Lebanon and Bekaa region returned home with valuable conflict transformation and peace building skills and techniques.

  • 14 Nov 2013
    Lebanon’s Low Emission Capacity Building Project Participates in a UNFCCC side events in Warsaw

    The Low Emission Capacity Building Project participated in two side events on the margins of the Annual Climate Summit (UNFCCC Conference of the Parties) in Warsaw, Poland. The One-UN side-event entitled “Towards Comprehensive Climate Finance..

  • 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.