Initiative To Support Persons With Disabilities In Lebanon The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are jointly launching a new initiative to support persons with disabilities and reduce their exposure to increasing vulnerabilities due to Lebanon’s manifold crises – the dwindling economy, the COVID 19 pandemic and most recently the Beirut Port explosion.
Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon and we send our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the explosions in Beirut.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched today a new initiative and call to support persons with disabilities and reduce their exposure to increasing vulnerabilities due to Lebanon’s manifold crises—a dwindling economy and a persistent outbreak of COVID-19, exacerbated by the recent huge explosion that rocked the Port of Beirut and the whole country.
Leaving no one behind” is above all ensuring the protection of the human rights of the most vulnerable. People left behind are those most at risk of not enjoying their civil, cultural, economic, political or social rights.
In the aftermath of the disaster, UNDP is focusing on maintaining continuity between its immediate response and longer-term recovery.
Design a postage stamp on the occasion of the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Day Are you between 15 and 29 years old and interested to design a postage stamp that contributes to raising public awareness against corruption in Lebanon and advocating for transparency and accountability? Then, this is your chance!

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