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  • 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 ..

  • 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

  • 20 May 2014
    Announcement of the long-term Cooperation between UNDP, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Industry

    The Ministry of Environment is organizing a press conference to announce the partnership between the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Industry and the UNDP to launch a long-term cooperation between the 3 entities on updating the database and private industrial enterprises. This conference will be held on May 21st, 2014 at 10:30 am, in the meeting room at the Ministry of the Environment.

  • 07 May 2014
    Field Simulation Scenario on Disasters Response Byblos City.

    Within the scope of implementing the National Response Plan, the 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 will be implementing a field simulation scenario on earthquake associated with a tsunami disasters management

  • 02 May 2014
    LEBANESE ARMY THANK YOU CEREMONY FOR UNDP SUPPORT TO CIVIL-MILITARY COOPERATION SECTION IN SOUTH LEBANON

    The Addressing Urban Hot Spots in Lebanon project is an initiative that aims to reduce and mitigate inter and intra communal tensions, as well as potential outbreaks or escalation of violence at the local level in conflict prone areas.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    Achievements and Experiences of Local communities in Beirut and Saida

    On behalf of the “Addressing Urban Hot Spots in Lebanon” and “Improving Living Conditions in Palestinian Gatherings in Lebanon” projects, UNDP and UN-HABITAT are pleased to invite you to the Ceremony highlighting the achievements and experiences of local communities in Beirut and Saida,

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

    British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher visited Bar Elias in the Bekaa region where he announced a new commitment of £5 million of UK funding to UNDP’s Host Communities Programme. The programme will address the need for increased delivery of basic services in the areas most affected by the Syrian refugee influx.

  • 17 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) is organizing 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

  • 17 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 In Partnership with The Lebanese Army are pleased to invite you to the launching event

  • 11 Feb 2014
    UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Field Visit to Akkar

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is organizing a field visit to Akkar, North Lebanon for the newly appointed Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Ross Mountain

  • 08 Feb 2014
    UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Field Visit to the Bekaa Valley

    The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is organizing a field visit to the Bekaa Valley for the newly appointed Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Ross Mountain.

  • 05 Nov 2013
    Building resilience to save the future UN agencies to scale-up their “development response” to the Syria crisis

    At the end of UN Agencies meetings over two days, Regional Directors and Representatives of 22 agencies of the United Nations agreed to launch a collective “development response” to the Syria crisis to complement ongoing humanitarian efforts centered around providing life-saving relief to displaced Syrians, inside Syria and in neighboring countries.

  • 29 Oct 2013
    UN Staff in Lebanon Donate for Needy Families

    On the occasion of the United Nations Day, annually celebrated on 24 October, the United Nations Communication Group in Lebanon (UNCG) launched a UN staff donations for families in need in different areas of Lebanon.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    Training workshop to promote the tourism sector in Baalbek Municipalities Union and in Deir El Ahmar Municipalities Union

    The United Nations Development Program in collaboration with Baalbek Municipalities Union and Deir El Ahmar Municipalities Union and with the support of the European Union is launching a program on the importance of the tourism sector to develop the capacities of the municipalities, the small and medium size businesses as well as the local organizations.

  • 03 Oct 2013
    Media Field Visit to Saida Dumpsite

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Municipality of Saida is organizing a field visit where media representatives will be visiting the garbage dump on the maritime boulevard of Saida on Thursday the 3rd of October 2013 at 10 am.

  • 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 is organizing a closing ceremony for “Supply and Installation of 102 Greenhouses in North Lebanon” activity. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday September 4th at the municipality of Halba at 10 a.m.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    Minister of Environment and the UNDP distributed Green Awards for pioneers in the adoption of environmentally-friendly initiatives

    The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and Beyond magazine, held for the first time in Lebanon, a National Green Awards Ceremony at a dinner at the Phoenicia Hotel. Green Awards were granted to donors and institutions for their generous support to Lebanon and its environment.

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

    On the 31st of July 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants (MOFAE) with the support of UNDP, organized an Iftar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Hamra on the occasion of the 3rd entry into of force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. “The Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions, and also includes separate articles concerning assistance to victims, clearance of contaminated areas, and international cooperation and assistance.”

  • 03 Jul 2013
    UNDP workshop to empower women in elections

    Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. Minister of Interior and Municipalities General Marwan Charbel, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme is organizing a workshop on “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” on Wednesday July 3, 2013 at 9:30 am at the Phoenicia Hotel Beirut.

  • 15 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, is organizing the “Arab and Mediterranean Regional Conference on Environmental Resources monitoring and management” on the 15th of May at 10 a.m at Hotel Monroe – Beirut and until the 16th of May.