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UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Assesses Immediate Response and Support Needed Following Beirut Blast

Beirut, 6 August 2020 -- The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi expressed her heartfelt condolences and best wishes for…  

Institutions from UN Lebanon, the Lebanese government and the civil society urge all individuals and sectors to strengthen the preventive measures against COVID-19

More than 30 partners including UN Lebanon, the Lebanese government and the civil society, launched today a joint campaign under the hashtags #COVIDIsNotOver and #StaySAFE to raise awareness on the…  

Grand Serail Presidency of the Council of Ministers Press Office

Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Wednesday received at the Grand Serail the Minister of Environment and Administrative Development Demianos Kattar, UNDP Resident Representative for Lebanon and interim…  

#TheRealTest: Launching Lebanon’s Anti-Stigma Campaign

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) through the National Mental Health Programme, Abaad, United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF and the World…  

2020 Human Development Report to focus on meeting people’s aspirations in balance with the planet

COVID-19 and its unprecedented effects on human development are a wake-up call to the potential consequences for people’s wellbeing from the relentless pressure we are placing on nature and the…  

Rapid assessment highlights impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable workers and small-scale businesses in Lebanon

An assessment exploring the impact of COVID-19 on workers and small-scale businesses in Lebanon was issued on Friday (June 5), highlighting some of the challenges that workers, particularly the most…  

#MakeItRight: A campaign by UN Lebanon and TBWA\RAAD on World Environment Day

Every year the world celebrates World Environment Day on 5 June, a day dedicated to focusing efforts of the governments, businesses and citizens on pressing environmental issues.  

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…  

COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

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.  

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