UN celebrate World Blood Donor DayJun 15, 2016On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Lebanon and Donner Sang Compter (DSC) organized today a blood drive for UN staff members at the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office in Beirut.
Host Nation Support CourseSep 11, 2015The UNDP Disaster Risk Management Unit at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, within the collaboration framework between the project and the Euromed PPRD (Prevention, Preparedness, and Response to natural and man-made Disasters) South II Program, will hold a “Host Nation Support (HNS) course” training aimed at improving prevention and preparedness for disaster risks.
Launch of the Energy Awareness AwardsSep 10, 2015Under the patronage of his Excellency, the Minister of Information Mr. Ramzi Jreij, and in the presence of United Nations Development Program Country Director in Lebanon Mr. Luca Renda, President of IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) Mr. Toni Issa, and the UNDP Assistant Resident Representative Mr. Edgard Chehab, The UNDP and IPTEC invite you to a press conference to launch the Energy Awareness Awards, on Friday September 11 2015, 9 A.M., at Le Royal Hotel Dbayeh, as part of the Beirut Energy Forum.
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
Announcement of support towards Host communities and Refugees from Syria in LebanonAug 5, 2014The 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 ..
Launching of the Green Roof at the Central Bank main branch in HamraJun 30, 2014“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
Announcement of the long-term Cooperation between UNDP, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of IndustryMay 20, 2014The 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.
Field Simulation Scenario on Disasters Response Byblos City.May 7, 2014Within 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
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