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UN combats spread of fake news at local and national levels

Reaffirming its commitment to combat fake news, the UN is engaged with different partners in Lebanon to counter the surge in the production and dissemination of disinformation, propaganda and other…  


UN supports journalists to counter disinformation, fake news and ensure their safety during COVID-19

While the COVID-19 outbreak is a global public health crisis, it has led to a parallel pandemic of disinformation that directly impacts lives and livelihoods around the world. Falsehoods and…  


UN supports education authorities in Lebanon to ensure continuity of education, inclusion and equity for children and young people

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released two new data dashboards that highlight the huge disparities in countries’ abilities to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 crisis.  


UN supports education authorities in Lebanon to ensure continuity of education, inclusion and equity for children and young people

The COVID-19 outbreak has translated into a major education crisis. Nearly 190 countries have imposed school closures, affecting 1.5 billion children and young people, according to a UN report…  


A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

The urgent health crisis that is COVID-19 has created a historic recession with record levels of deprivation and unemployment, creating an unprecedented human crisis that is hitting the poorest…  


The Ministry of Information partners with WHO, UNICEF and UNDP to counter the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in Lebanon

Beirut, 22 April 2020 – As the Lebanese government battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a dangerous epidemic of misinformation has been circulating through different communication channels and in…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

New York – The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the…  


Coronavirus: Protect yourself and others

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute…  


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Suspends, "Sar El-Waqet" initiative temporarily

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announces that it has decided to suspend its participation in the "Sar El-Waqet" initiative, which was launched at the beginning of September 2019 in…  


UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals kickstarts ambitious action to deliver for people and the planet

Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and with efforts off track for meeting its objectives, world leaders today called for a decade of ambitious action to…  

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