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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 29 May 2014
    Memorandum of Understanding signed between the United Nations Development Programme and “As-Safir” and “Annahar” newspapers

    The UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Ross Mountain, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with both “Annahar” and “As-S.afir” newspapers represented by “Annahar” Editor-in-Chief, Mr Ghassan Hajjar, and “As-Safir” Managing Editor, Mrs Hanady Salman.

  • 29 May 2014
    The issue of the 4th joint news supplement with Annahar and Assafir newspapers

    The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project published the 4th joint news supplement with both Annahar and Assafir newspapers on Friday 30th of 2014.

  • 27 May 2014
    “Live Lebanon” initiative enhances infrastructure in Tarayya village in partnership with BBAC

    Thanks to the support of Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Ghaleb Farha and UNDP “Live Lebanon” initiative and in partnership with each of Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC), the General Directorate of Emigrants, and Union of Western Baalbeck municipalities, Tarayya

  • 22 May 2014
    Integrating environmental considerations into the industrial sector

  • 09 May 2014
    Field Simulation Scenario on Disasters Response in Byblos

    Within the scope of implementing the National Response Plan, the UNDP - Disaster Risk Management Unit at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with the collaboration of the National Committee of Disaster Management and the Response Committee of the Caza of Byblos implemented a field simulation scenario on earthquake associated with a tsunami disasters management in Byblos City on May 8 2014.

  • 24 Apr 2014
    LAU "Outreach and Cultural Exchange Across Nations" Day

    The Outreach and Civic Engagement Unit at the Lebanese American University (LAU), in partnership with the UN Information Centre in Beirut, organized the "Outreach and Cultural Exchange Across Nations" Day which was held on Beirut campus on April 24th 2014.

  • 23 Apr 2014
    Launching on the new UNDP/Ministry of Environment Climate change website.

    The UNDP Climate Change project at the Ministry of Environment is proud to announce the launch of the new Climate Change Website, which is the first national platform on climate change activities in Lebanon.

  • 11 Apr 2014
    Ceremony of Achievements and Experiences of Local Communities in Beirut and Saida

    Within the framework of “Addressing Urban Hot Spots in Lebanon” and “Improving Living conditions of Palestinian Gatherings in Lebanon” projects, UNDP and UN-Habitat held a ceremony to highlight achievements and experiences of local communities in Beirut and Saida. The ceremony was held on April 11 at Makassed University in Beirut.

  • 04 Apr 2014
    The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    Long after wars are waged some weapons remain a lurking threat to civilians in the peacetime that follows. Landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) are indiscriminate weapons that wait for years and sometimes decades maiming and killing children, farmers and everyday citizens.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    UK donates £5 million to UNDP’s Host Communities Programme

    British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher along with UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordination and UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon, Ross Mountain visited the village of Bar Elias in the Bekaa region on April 1st 2014 in order to announce new aids donated by the UK government to assist the Lebanese communities hosting Syrian Refugees.

  • 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