The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new report today arguing that recovery efforts from the Beirut port explosion of 4 August must look beyond the reconstruction of buildings and infrastructure to ensure a people-centred response that is inclusive, addressing in just and equitable ways the structural vulnerabilities faced by most disadvantaged groups and impoverished communities, including women and girls; migrant workers; refugees; the elderly; and children and youth.
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’s (UNDP) Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Mohammad Salih visited the Covid-19 Isolation Centre in Maad, Mount Lebanon, along with H.E. the UK Ambassador, Mr. Chris Rampling, Jbeil’s Qaem-Maqam Ms. Nathalie Merhi El Khoury, and other stakeholders from the area.
UNDP and Executive Magazine announced today a new partnership to advance national dialogue on efforts against corruption in Lebanon.
In the aftermath of the disaster, UNDP is focusing on maintaining continuity between its immediate response and longer-term recovery.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with Executive Magazine to convene, during this month, four virtual expert roundtables that will examine key corruption challenges in Lebanon, including transparency and accountability in international assistance (9 September);

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