Stories


Halba Souk: Big Dreams for Small Producers

Hosted by thirteen nationwide cooperatives, the fair was one of several events that helped the cooperatives and their women members access different markets, maximize opportunities, and leverage…  


From Zahle’s Municipal Police: A Tribute to All the Women Out There, who said #YesWeCan

On International Women’s Day, the female municipal police of Zahle have a message to the world. Standing tall in their uniforms, they proudly convey a message UNDP has long been promoting: The time…  


Ray Bassil an athlete who broke All barriers

Shooting to Ray Bassil is an instinct, her story began with an idea fostering by her father and which propelled the discovery of her talent in pulling the gun and becoming an expert markswoman  


Who Said It’s a Man’s City: Al Mina’s Female Municipal Police

On the seashores of North Lebanon lies a historical city that represents the utmost image of Lebanon’s diversity and coexistence. Despite the challenges, more than 100,000 individuals learned to live…  


Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) – Cesar’s Guest House

Upon arriving to Cesar’s Guest House with its affluent greenery and budding crops, a small group of young men and women wait to greet guests and show them around the cabins and farm. Welcoming…  


Golden Opportunities

UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs, within the framework of the Lebanon Host Communities Support Programme – LHSP, and through funds from the Netherlands, is training over 2,500…  


A Christmas Fair to support women cooperatives

Hosted by thirteen nationwide cooperatives, the fair was one of several events that helped the cooperatives and their women members access different markets, maximize opportunities, and leverage…  


Landmine Monitor 2018

Record funding for landmine clearance, but casualties remain high  


Open your Mic for Human Rights

Gathered in Aaliya’s Books coffee shop, the homely gem of Gemmayze Street in Beirut, activists, poets, writers and musicians were captivated by the performances of participants in the Open Mic…  


Stopping the leak, boosting the SDGs

Tal Abbas El Gharbi — a village situated in Lebanon’s north-western corner — is thirsty. The surrounding Ostouane River should be sufficient to irrigate the sunbeaten lands that make up 85 percent of…  

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