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11 Dec 2013 - Anti- Corruption & Int Human Rights Day NA

09 Dec 2013 - Lebanese Host Communities Steering Committee Meeting NA

09 Oct 2013 - News on the outcomes and achievements related to mine action work in Lebanon
Lebanon Mine Action Center in collaboration with the European Union and the United Nations Development Program held a meeting today concerning “the international support group for Lebanon”. Ambassadors and representatives from donors’ countries attended the meeting as well as national authori ...more

08 Oct 2013 - Media Field Visit to Saida Dumpsite to monitor the rehabilitation process
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the Municipality of Saida organized a media field visit to the rehabilitation project of the garbage dump on the maritime boulevard of Saida on Thursday the 3rd of October 2013 at 10 am. &nbs ...more

30 Sep 2013 - Social Good Summit 2013
Social Good Summit 2013 held for the past three years is the place where global leaders, NGO representatives, journalists, bloggers, activists, representatives of political parties and a large number of youngsters, meet to discuss big ideas and find solutions for our greatest challenges.  ...more

17 Sep 2013 - International Day of Democracy NA

05 Sep 2013 - Closing ceremony for the installation of 102 Green Houses in North Lebanon
The United Nations Development Programme “Recovery of NBC surrounding communities affected by the 2006 and 2007 conflicts” project organized a closing ceremony for “Supply and Installation of 102 Greenhouses in North Lebanon” activity. The ceremony took place on Wednesday September 4th at the ...more

02 Aug 2013 - Third Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
On the 31st of July 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants (MOFAE) with the support of UNDP, organized an Iftar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Hamra on the occasion of the 3rd entry into of force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  

The Convention on Cluster ...more

01 Aug 2013 - UNHCR and UNDP update media on refugees’ situation in Lebanon
The U.N High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Development Program held a press meeting on Friday July 26th at the UNHCR Office in Beirut to present the media with a brief on their work, partnerships and funding channels to support the refugees in the country. 

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05 Jul 2013 - Workshop to strengthen role of women in elections
Candidates, activists and the international community joined today with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities to discuss how different electoral systems can impact on the participation of women in elections. 

Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Interior and Mu ...more

25 Jun 2013 - Celebration of World Environment Day 2013
The international observance of World Environment Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1972 United Nations Conference on Human Environment. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action.  ...more

11 Jun 2013 - Lebanon’s Low Emission Capacity Building Project Participates in a UNFCCC side event in Bonn
The Low Emission Capacity Building Project participated in a side event on the margins of the 38th SB session in Bonn, Germany entitled “Inspiring Mitigation Ambition: Experience from the LECB Programme” hosted by the programme’s Global Support Unit. The side event was held 11 June 2013 and f ...more

11 Jun 2013 - US$ 1.7 Billion Appeal to Assist Spiraling Number of Refugees from Syria and Affected People in Lebanon
The Government of Lebanon (GoL), the United Nations and its humanitarian partners issued a fifth revised appeal for Lebanon today for over US$ 1.7 billion, including US$ 450 million presented by the GoL for direct support to national institutions and essential public services. The “Regiona ...more

03 Jun 2013 - Live Lebanon & BBAC April Inaugurations

29 May 2013 - The national workshop on 'Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Design
The national workshop on “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action Design and Preparation Consultation on Selecting Priority NAMAs for Lebanon” was held on May 22, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Lebanese Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of t ...more

27 May 2013 - Media field visit to Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees in North of Lebanon
The United Nations Development Programme organized a field visit to Wadi khaled on Saturday May 18th, in order for the media to get better acquainted with the projects implemented in that area in regards to the “Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme” and “Strengthening Civil Peace” proj ...more

27 May 2013 - Media field visit to Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees in North of Lebanon
The United Nations Development Programme organized a field visit to Wadi khaled on Saturday May 18th, in order for the media to get better acquainted with the projects implemented in that area in regards to the “Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme” and “Strengthening Civil Peace” proj ...more

16 May 2013 - Arab and Mediterranean Regional Conference on Environmental Resources monitoring and management
Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Mr. Nazem El Khoury, Minister of Environment, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Environmental Resources Monitoring in Lebanon (ERML) Project, organized the “Arab a ...more

08 May 2013 - A delegation from the Union of Municipalities of Jabal Amel – South Lebanon and UNDP staff attend training in Mallorca – Spain
Under the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership between UNDP and the Province of Viterbo for the implementation of the project "Local Agenda 21 in Territorial Planning in Energy and Waste Management", a delegation from the Union of Municipalities of Jabal Amel – South Lebanon and UN ...more

18 Apr 2013 - UNDP and EU survey peace and reconciliation efforts jointly promoted in the North
While 25 youth from Meshmesh were working in groups to solve a case of conflict during a training session, Mr. Robert Watkins UNDP Resident Representative and Mr. Maciej Madalinski, representing Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, arrived ye ...more

03 Apr 2013 - Journalists from different media outlets collaborate to write about civil campaigns in a joint supplement with Annahar and As-safir
Lebanon is characterized by its powerful and vital civil society which has a long, proud history in addressing socio-economic, legal and political challenges facing the country, as well as in safeguarding and promoting human rights. Its importance resides in the fact of being inclusive of all ...more

22 Mar 2013 - Launch of the National Cancer Treatment Guidelines
Upon the request of the Minister of Health, the UNDP TOKTEN project is launching the National Cancer Treatment Guidelines (second edition) on March 21st 2013 based on the latest scientific updates. The first edition of the National Cancer Treatment Guidelines in 2010 had a very positive outco ...more

11 Mar 2013 - Launch of the "Progress and Achievements of Climate Change" projects at the Ministry of Environment
The Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United National Development Programme launched today a new series of climate change projects as part of the “Achievements and progress of climate change projects at the Ministry of Environment” event at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel.& ...more

05 Mar 2013 - Announcement of media Partnership between UNDP and Al-Jadeed TV
The United Nations Development Programme and Al-Jadeed Television announced a new partnership on Monday to promote Live Lebanon, an initiative that connects Lebanese individuals with associations around the world committed to local development projects. 

The UNDP Residen ...more

04 Mar 2013 - Launching of the "Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme”
In response to the Syrian Crisis and the increasing influx of Syrian displaced to Lebanon, the Ministry of Social Affairs in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a press conference to launch the "Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme" on 28 Februa ...more

04 Feb 2013 - Launching of the First 'National Green Awards”
Under the patronage of the minister of Environment H.E. Mr. Nazem Khoury, the first National Green Award ceremony was held at Phoenicia Hotel on the 23rd of January during a gala dinner organized by the Ministry of Environment, UNDP and Beyond Magazine. 

Before the ceremon ...more

26 Dec 2012 - Live Lebanon & BBAC give more than a 1000 Christmas gifts
UNDP’s “Live Lebanon” initiative in partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC), with the support of Mrs. Bouran Bouery, the Goodwill Ambassador for Western Europe, distributed gifts across Lebanon to over 1000 underprivileged kids as well as elderly citizens in celebration ...more

26 Dec 2012 - Live Lebanon and BBAC inaugurates Women Cooperative Project in Mhaydthe
Live Lebanon UNDP initiative in partnership with Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC), inaugurated on Thursday 20th of December, its project in Najmet El Soboh cooperative of Mhaydthe, in the presence of Live Lebanon’s Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Bouran Bouery and BBAC branch manager Gha ...more

14 Dec 2012 - UN displays Publications at Beirut Book Fair
For the fourth consecutive year, UN agencies operating in Lebanon are exhibiting their reports, studies and brochures in the Beirut Arab and International Book Fair that opened its doors to the public on 3 December in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati, high-ranking Gov ...more

10 Dec 2012 - 'Acting Green” at the Core of Banque Libano-Francaise Strategy while Financing its Earth Card Competition Winning Projects
In line with its ‘green’ commitment to preserve Lebanon natural heritage, the Bank, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme – Lebanon (UNDP), held a gathering on December 10, 2012, at Phoenicia Hotel to award valuable prizes to three winners of the 1st Earth Card compet ...more

20 Nov 2012 - Assi El Hellani: Live Lebanon Goodwill Ambassador
In cooperation with BBAC, the United Nations Development Programme announced on the 19th of November the famous Lebanese Singer, Mr. Assi Hellani, as one of Live Lebanon’s Goodwill Ambassador at the Moevenpick hotel in Beirut. 

Opening the floor, Mr. Tarek Bilal, BBAC M ...more

29 Oct 2012 - Watkins urges greater disaster readiness in Lebanon
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Watkins, visited today the Ashrafieh blast site and called for further steps to help the victims of the explosion and improve Lebanon’s disaster preparedness and emergency response capacity.

On 27 October ...more

18 Oct 2012 - The UN Special Representative distributes certificates to 250 municipalities that participated in the World Disaster Risk Reduction Campaign
The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), in partnership with the United Nations and the Disaster Risk Reduction unit at the Prime Minister’s office, organized today, at the Grand Serail, a certificate distribution ceremony to 250 municipalities approximately and union in Lebano ...more

17 Oct 2012 - "Development for Beirut Region" Workshop
On 17 October 2012, the Lebanese parliament in collaboration with UNDP –parliament project organized a workshop entitled “Development for Beirut Region” at the Lebanese Parliament in the presence of the MPs representing the region: Tammam Salam, Imad Al-Hout, Mohamed kabanai, A ...more

11 Oct 2012 - "Sneezing Firas" Play on Disaster Risk Reduction
“Sneezing Firas” is the title of the play that was performed in front of 620 students from different public schools in Beirut, South, Bekaa and Mount Lebanon at the UNESCO palace on Tuesday 9th of October, aiming to raise awareness on disaster risk reduction and prevention. 
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08 Oct 2012 - UNDP and Lebanese Government initiate collaboration with media leaders in endorsing DRR
In the context of the Lebanese Government commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction, and within the joint program between UNDP and the Lebanese Presidency of the Council of Ministers, a workshop was held with the leaders of the major media institutions in Lebanon, under the patronage of the Minister ...more

04 Oct 2012 - Launching of the study 'The Status of Mukhtars and Their Role in Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” and the guide “Local Authorities and Peace Building"
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Minister of Interior and Municipalities General Marwan Charbel, The UNDP “Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” project launched the study “The Status of Mukhtars and Their Role in Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon” and the guide & ...more

01 Oct 2012 - Social Good Media 2012: Lebanon’s Meet up group promotes the role of social media and technologies in creating solutions to the Lebanese community
Over the past three years, the social Good Summit has become a place where leaders meet to discuss big ideas around new media and technologies can create solutions in our community. 

This year UNDP and its partners (Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Eric ...more

20 Sep 2012 - MOU between Live Lebanon & BBAC
Today, at the Phoenicia hotel, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)and BBAC (Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries) signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Mr. Robert Watkins, UNDP’s Resident Representative, Mr. Ghassan Assaf, BBAC’s Chairman and General Manage ...more

19 Sep 2012 - Democratic Transitions and Their Impact on Lebanon” organized by UNDP project at Parliament on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy On the Occasion of International Day of Democracy celebrated on September 15 each year, the UNDP project at the Lebanese Parliament, in partnership with the Parliament, organized a conference on “Democratic Transitions in the Arab World and Their Impact on Lebanon" on Wednesday, the 19th of Septembe ...more

17 Sep 2012 - 'Democratic Transitions and Their Impact on Lebanon” Workshop
On the Occasion of the International Day of Democracy celebrated on September 15th every year, the United Nation Development Programme project at the Lebanese Parliament, in partnership with the Parliament, organized a conference on “Democratic Transitions in the Arab World and Their Impac ...more

06 Sep 2012 - Empowering cities on Disaster Risk Reduction Training of trainees for the Municipalities
On Tuesday, 4th of September, and under the patronage of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the opening ceremony of the Training of Trainers on the role of local governments in making cities more resilient to disasters was launched at the Grand Serail. This training was organized due t ...more

16 Jul 2012 - Enhance Preparedness & Reduce Risks at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport In the framework of 'Get Airports Ready for Disaster” program
Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Ghazi El-Aridi, the United Nations Development Programme and DHL launched the preparedness training program “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) took place at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport on 9 July 2012. 

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24 May 2012 - UNDP Live Lebanon and Tetra Pak re-shaping development work in Paradis d’Enfants
With the aim to engage the private sector in the development initiatives in Lebanon, UNDP Live Lebanon partnered with Tetra Pak to rehabilitate part of Paradis d’Enfants’s playground and promote the school’s quality academics, including the recreational and extracurricular acti ...more

02 May 2012 - Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and BankMed
With the common aim of raising awareness on the environmental challenges, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and BankMed signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 30th at UNDP’s premises. 

The ceremony was attended by UNDP Resident Representative ...more

02 May 2012 - "Empowering pioneer women and developing their capacities”
In Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme/ MDG Framework project, the Lebanon Family Planning Association (LFPA) organized a training workshop entitled “Empowering pioneer women and developing their capacities”. Funded by “ Senteurs d’Orient”, thi ...more

27 Feb 2012 - 60 million Lebanese Pounds for each winning municipality in the "Madinati Khadraa" Competition
Under the patronage and in the presence of the Director General of Administrative and Local Councils at the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, Mr. Khalil El Hajal, CEDRO project - United Nations Development Programme – announced the three winning projects in the "Madinati Khadra ...more

22 Feb 2012 - "Nature's festival", a play to raise awareness on critical environmental issues
800 students from the public elementary schools were gathered at the UNESCO palace on Monday 20th of February to watch the "Nature's Festival", a theatrical production organized by the UNDP Energy and Environment programme under the High Patronage of the President of the Council o ...more

25 Jan 2012 - An Integrated Hydro-Agricultural Development Plan for Marjeyoun

The UNDP Hydro Agricultural Development Project for Marjeyoun Area, the Litani River Authority and the CIHEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari – Italy organized on January 24th the first stakeholders meeting on an integrated hydro-agricultural development plan for the ca ...more

16 Jan 2012 - "Lebanon and the Proportional Representation System in the Draft Law of the 2013 Parliamentary Elections"
Under the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon Gen. Michel SULEIMAN, a full day conference entitled "Lebanon and the Proportional Representation System in the Draft Law of the 2013 Parliamentary Elections" was held on January 9, 2012 at the Phoenici ...more

15 Dec 2011 - The Lebanese Mine Action Center (LMAC) presents its 2011-2020 strategy to the mine action Internationlal Support Group
Today, more than twenty Ambassadors and senior representatives of donor countries participated in the meeting of the International Support Group (ISG) that the LMAC organized with the support of EC and UNDP.

At this meeting, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Leb ...more

08 Nov 2011 - The 2011 Human Development Report casts light on the links between sustainability and equity
How sustainability is inextricably linked to basic questions of equity is one of the main messages of this year’s Human Development Report entitled “Sustainability and Equity: A better Future for All”. 

One day after its global launch, the long awaiting repo ...more

31 Oct 2011 - Lebanon puts army and civil service on front line of risk reduction
UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström welcomed the news that both the Lebanese Army and the National Institute of Administration, the country’s civil service, are to make disaster risk reduction a core element of staff training.

She said: “This is a welcome signal fr ...more

21 Oct 2011 - Local development and exchange of experience in Beirut Southern Suburbs
At the heart of Haret Hreik, more than 15 women are boosting their computer and Internet skills during an IT course given at the Vocational Training Center. In the same Center, older women are learning knitting and crochet techniques in order to sell their products in the future. 
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03 Oct 2011 - Governments Banning Cluster Bombs Meet in Lebanon
“We, the representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, together with representatives from other States present as signatories, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, and other international and nati ...more

15 Sep 2011 - "Together for a safer life”, together for a mine-free land
Monday 12 September 2011 marked the opening of the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon. 

Representativ ...more

12 Jul 2011 - Signing a memorandum of understanding between the United Nations Development Programme and Senteurs d’Orient
On July 8, 2011, The United Nations Development Programme Lebanon signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Private Sector company Senteurs d’Orient. This MoU aims at promoting women educational/training programs for income generation.

Senteurs d’Orient will be prov ...more

09 Jun 2011 - UNV joins UNDP's commitment to safeguard the environment
In 2008, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Board called on the United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV) to contribute to environmental sustainability and community-level natural resources management. Since environmental issues have direct impact at the community level, UN ...more

01 Jun 2011 - Lebanon is the 20th developing country to endorse the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
On May 31, 2011 the Lebanese Ministry of Finance endorsed the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI); thus, Lebanon became the 20th developing country to endorse IATI, a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that includes donors, partner countries and civil society organizations. Tog ...more

19 May 2011 - Support the capacity of Lebanese municipalities in the local administration: Accompany the challenges related to municipal works
The Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MOI&M) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have launched a capacity development project for municipalities in the local administration in collaboration with Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan (IoF) and Knowledge Developmen ...more

17 May 2011 - "Media for Development” supports the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Minister of Information, Dr. Tarek Mitri, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the AFP Foundation and Canal France International (CFI), launched on April 12, 2011 the “Media For Development” initiative.&nb ...more

11 May 2011 - UNDP present on the ground in Lebanese American University and Beirut Arab University
Eighteen UN agencies gathered on the 27th of April at the Lebanese American University (LAU) Beirut Campus for the LAU–UN Day to inform students about their missions, mandates and goals. 

Held under the slogan “UN4U”, The LAU-UN Day is an event organized by ...more

09 May 2011 - UNDP benefits from the sun and implements photovoltaic system for lighting in public schools in South Lebanon
Teachers and students in public schools of South Lebanon will now benefit from constant electricity power in their classrooms and hallways and will be able to run photocopy machines and computer systems, thanks to photovoltaic panels installed by the Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energ ...more

09 May 2011 - International Convention on Cluster Munitions takes effect in Lebanon, Global meeting on Convention banning the weapon
Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Hussein Al Chami welcomed on Friday 6th of May the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Lebanon, and announced that Lebanon will host a global meeting to discuss the Convention this September in Beirut. The Minister was joined by representatives fro ...more

04 May 2011 - Local municipal council members, heads of Unions sharpen their mediation techniques
"In the event of any kind of conflict in my village, I will not hesitate to use my newly acquired mediation techniques and test my skills on the ground," explained Nathalie Badran from Asia Municipality in Batroun, North Lebanon.

Badran, the only female participant in a ...more

12 Apr 2011 - One Million Euros Funding to the 'Support To Lebanon Mine Action Programme” project
“The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is a timely reminder that clearing land of explosive remnants of war saves lives and protects livelihoods “ said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the occasion of the International Day of Mine Aw ...more

26 Jan 2011 - CEDRO project launches the National Wind Atlas of Lebanon
CEDRO project launched on January 25 2011, The National Wind Atlas of Lebanon at the Metropolitan Palace Hotel, and was held under the auspices and in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Water, The Spanish Ambassador and Mr. Shombi Sharp, UNDP Deputy Country Director.

The ...more

17 Jan 2011 - UNDP Lebanon and Monaco sign a cooperation agreement in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II
Under the patronage and in the presence of His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Albert II of Monaco, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized on 14 Jan 2011 a signing ceremony for two cooperation agreements, the first between Monaco and UNDP in the framework of ART GOLD project, and ...more

30 Dec 2010 - UNDP Youth Group of Tyre raising awareness on the richness of their city
On 28 December 2010, the UNDP youth group of Tour in Sour, composed of group of young volunteers from Tyre who are concerned about their city organized the event “Tour in Sour” to raise awareness on the richness of their city in terms of history, culture and multi confessional aspect ...more

13 Dec 2010 - Safeguarding and Restoring Lebanon’s Woodland Resources
In 2009, UNDP has launched the “Safeguarding and Restoring Lebanon’s Woodland Resources” (SRLWR) Project in coordination with the Lebanese Ministry of Environment (MOE) and the Global Environment facility (GEF). The project’s objective was to develop a national strategy f ...more

02 Dec 2010 - University students participate in the "AID, DON’T DISCRIMINATE” Radio/TV competition
“HIV/AIDS is a disease that does not discriminate between sex, color, or religion. As nobody is immune to any disease, we have to stand united in the fight against the AIDS epidemic” said UN Resident Coordinator in Lebanon, Ms. Marta Ruedas on the occasion of World AIDS Day, during t ...more

30 Nov 2010 - Reopening ceremony of the newly dredged Abdeh Harbor
On 29 November, 2010, UNDP hosted the reopening ceremony of the newly dredged Abdeh Harbor, located in the North of Tripoli in the direct vicinity of the Nahr El Bared Camp. The ceremony took place in the presence of UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas, alongside the First Counselor of ...more

29 Nov 2010 - Three hundred thousand Dollars funding from the Swiss Embassy to support the 'Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee”
The UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Marta Ruedas and the Ambassador of the Switzerland in Lebanon, H.E. Ms. Ruth Flint signed on November 26th 2010 an Agreement to support the UNDP project “Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee” funded by the Swiss Agency for Devel ...more

15 Nov 2010 - Lebanon Hosts the Fourth Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum

Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Hussein Haj Hassan, UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon (AGL) hosted the Fourth Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum in Beirut, Lebanon on November 11th and 12th, 2010. The Forum was initially established in Foligno, Italy in 20 ...more

08 Nov 2010 - International cooperation participates in developing 'New strategies of Decentralized Cooperation in Lebanon”
Within the framework of the international cooperation and under the patronage of the Minister of Interior and Municipalities, H.E Me Ziad Baroud,UNDP ART GOLD Programme in Lebanon, the Italian Cooperation and the Tuscany Region organized a two-day conference entitled “New strategies of Dec ...more

01 Nov 2010 - Elaborating national cancer guidelines and treatment protocols
The “National Cancer Treatment Guidelines” is the recently published booklet adopted by the Ministry of Public Health and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This publication was launched on October 30th at the Syndicate of Doctors in Furn el Chebbak during a workshop or ...more

25 Oct 2010 - 1 world, 1 future, 8 goals! UN photo competition, putting a human face on the MDGs
On the occasion of the UN Day, which falls on the 24th of October 2010, the 23 UN agencies in Lebanon worked as one and organized a photo competition entitled “A snapshot for Development” sponsored by AFDC, Nikon and Kurban Travel.
With the aim of highlighting the importance ...more

14 Oct 2010 - "Lebanon is getting ready” for Disaster Risk Reduction
Recent natural disasters in the world reminded all countries of the importance of disaster risk reduction and management to avoid human devastation and escalating economic losses.
Lebanon is not an exception as it is also subjected to earthquakes, floods and forest fires which threaten l ...more

27 Sep 2010 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon Inaugurates Two Environmental Projects in Marjeyoun Kada
On 23 September 2010, ART GOLD Lebanon in collaboration with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) inaugurated two environmental projects in Marjeyoun Kada: the installation of solar panels project in Meis el Jabal public hospital, and a waste disposal project in Taibeh.
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20 Sep 2010 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon Inaugurates Two Water Maintenance centers in South Lebanon
On 16 September 2010, UNDP–ART GOLD Lebanon inaugurated two water maintenance centers in South Lebanon, in the cities of Tyre and Taibeh. UNDP Country Director Mr. Seifeldine Abbaro participated in the inaugurations alongside the First Secretary at the Spanish Embassy Mr. Rafael Reig repre ...more

09 Aug 2010 - LPDC Workshop to Assess the Labor Law Amendment Proposals aimed at Regulating the Palestinian Refugees Right of Work
The LPDC workshop, “The Palestinian Refugee Right to Work: Law v/s Reality”, was held at the Grand Serail August 5, 2010 with a broad participation of academics and legal experts. The workshop, organized by the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), aimed at clarifying basic ...more

27 Jul 2010 - Youngsters from the South experiencing a summer camp on Citizenship
UNDP Socio-Economic Programme for South Lebanon in partnership with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) concluded its five days youth summer camp that took place from the 19th to the 23rd of July 2010 in Chabrouh (Faraya).
The camp brought together 80 youngsters from the ...more

26 Jul 2010 - "Tour in Sour" Rally Paper: Youth groups identify the problems and the challenges of Tyre
After months of preparation, the “Tour in Sour”rally paper by bike, organized by the youth group of Tyre established by UNDP, finally took place on the 25th of July at Beit El Madina. One hundred and fifty three participants were biking around Tyre city to discover through the questi ...more

01 Jul 2010 - H.E Minister Ziad Baroud receives the 2010 UN Public Service Award in Barcelona
H.E Minister of Interior and Municipalities Me Ziad Baroud received the 2010 UN Public Service Award during the conference held by the United Nations in Barcelona, Spain, with the participation of representatives from more than 70 countries. Lebanon came first among 400 government administration ...more

01 Jul 2010 - Lebanese expatriates carry out development projects in their homeland
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)–LIVE LEBANON project has organized a press conference to announce the implementation of several development projects in the Beirut southern suburbs as well as the North and South of Lebanon. The press conference took place on Monday 28th of J ...more

10 Jun 2010 - The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts
The United Nations Development Programme held a conference entitled “The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts” on Monday 7 June 2010 at “Maison de L’avocat” in Aadlieh-Beirut, on the occasion of the World Environment Day and Week of the Environment.
Th ...more

07 May 2010 - Trained university students set up Peace Clubs at universities
While the training phase was completed in 2009 for 100 university students in conflict resolution skills in the post-training phase in 2010, the training team is providing technical assistance to trained university students on follow-up activities particularly pertaining to the establishment/man ...more

15 Apr 2010 - Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP & CSR Lebanon
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed on Thursday 15th April 2010 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Corporate Social Responsibility in Lebanon (CSR Lebanon) at the premises of UNDP in Downtown. 

The MoU aims to prepare a national report on the stat ...more

12 Apr 2010 - Reporters receive Press for Peace Awards and Internships
Some 30 reporters from different Lebanese confessions and political affiliations gathered on April 9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamra to launch the Press for Peace Network, an informal network that would, as per the request of the reporters, reflect their work with the Peace Building Project (PB ...more

24 Mar 2010 - Combating desertification in the Aarsal area
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) tackles the problem of desertification in the plains and valleys of the Baalbeck and Hermel most affected areas. It is currently working on mitigating the effects of floods and droughts and taking actions to stop land degradation. 

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17 Mar 2010 - Launch of the Hydro Agriculture Development Project of Marjeyoun Area
During the seventies, the Litani River Authority (LRA) executed the planning and design of the “Hydro Agricultural Development Project of Marjeyoun” in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). One of the outpu ...more

15 Mar 2010 - Distribution of certificates and equipments to the Civil Defense
The United Nations Development Programme organized a ceremony to distribute certificates to 19 Civil defense trainees for completing the second phase of the “search and rescue training”. This ceremony took place under the patronage and in the presence of H.E minister of Interior and ...more

18 Feb 2010 - "UNDP’s work in Lebanon" a session tailored for university students
As part of its strategy to reach the public at large, the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon organized on Tuesday 16th of February, an informative session on the work of UNDP in Lebanon at the UN House in Downtown Beirut.

The session gathered 80 students majoring in ...more

12 Feb 2010 - Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in North Lebanon Workshop
A one day inception workshop of the MDG-F programme: “Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in North Lebanon” was held on 10 February 2010 in Quality Inn Hotel, Tripoli, Lebanon, with the participation of diverse stakeholders such as governmental bodies, UN agencies, Local NGOs, and ...more

27 Jan 2010 - 77,400 men and women negatively affected by the current Lebanese nationality law
18,000 Lebanese women were married to non-Lebanese men during 14 years (between 1995 – 2008). 41,400 individuals are children of a Lebanese mother. Around 77,400 men and women negatively affected by the current nationality law. The Lebanese law prohibits the Lebanese women from granting th ...more

23 Dec 2009 - Development Challenges in the Arab States Report
The United Nations Development Programme-Regional Bureau for Arab States and the League of Arab States launched the “Development Challenges in the Arab States” report in Cairo.

The report highlights six key interrelated challenges facing the region, including: institu ...more

16 Dec 2009 - UNDP launches new projects in Beirut Southern Suburbs
The United Nations Development Programme organized a field visit to Haret Hreik and the Ouzai port on Tuesday 15th of December 2009 to launch a number of projects that aim to restore lives and livelihoods in the region. 

UNDP’s country director, Mr. Seifiddine Abbaro, w ...more

10 Dec 2009 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon establishes a public irrigation network in Dhour el Minnieh, North Lebanon
On December 8, 2009, the UNDP ART GOLD Programme (UNDP AGL), in collaboration with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), inaugurated a public irrigation network in Dhour el Minnieh, North Lebanon.

The inauguration took place in the Minnieh Public Park hall, in the ...more

04 Dec 2009 - Protecting women from domestic violence
“Violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable and never tolerable. Violence against women cannot be tolerated in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader of by any government” 

Using these expressions, Ban Ki-Moon, the ...more

02 Dec 2009 - Beirut raises the voice to Copenhagen
With less than one week to the  United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, Beirut launched its call to the Copenhagen Summit.
This event was held by The United Nations Development Programme – Parliament Project and the parliamentary committee of general works, transport, e ...more

26 Nov 2009 - Workshop on proposal writing held for municipal officials
As an incentive to the municipal officials to start thinking of their roles as conflict resolution practitioners who are pivotal actors in the peace building process, PB has initiated a small grants scheme offering participating municipalities small grants.

A workshop was held on ...more

19 Nov 2009 - Signing ceremony of the "Disaster Preparedness and Management in Lebanon” project
“Lebanon is rich in experience with natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, forest-fires, landslides and drought. Lebanon is also vulnerable to sudden influxes of internally displaced people as seen both in the case of July War, and the Nahr El Bared conflict”, said The United Na ...more

13 Nov 2009 - "Live Lebanon": Click, Commit and Change!


The unconventional Cinema Le Dome in Downtown Beirut, witnessed on Thursday 12th of November 2009 the launching of the “Live Lebanon” project. The ceremony was organized by the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants/ ...more

12 Nov 2009 - UNDP hosted a field visit to inaugurate development projects in Hermel
On November 11, 2009, the United Nations Development Programme hosted the inauguration of various development projects in the Caza of Hermel.

The inauguration took place in Al Kwakh village in Hermel Caza, in the presence of the UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas and H ...more

10 Nov 2009 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon inaugurates two water maintenance centers in Bint Jbeil and Nabatieh
On November 6, 2009, the UNDP ART GOLD Programme (UNDP AGL), in collaboration with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), hosted the inauguration of two water maintenance centers in Bint Jbeil and Nabatieh.
The inauguration took place in the union of municipalities of Bint ...more

03 Nov 2009 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon inaugurates commercial and touristic kiosks in Baalbeck
On October 28, 2009, the UNDP ART GOLD Programme (UNDP AGL), in collaboration with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), hosted the inauguration of the commercial and touristic Kiosks in Baalbeck City.
The inauguration took place in front of Baalbeck Citadel, in the prese ...more

12 Oct 2009 - The Lebanese Palestinian choir: experience sharing across communities
In form of a concert performed by Al Faiha’a choir, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) launched the “Lebanese Palestinian Choir” on Friday 9th of October 2009 in the Nahr el Bared camp northe ...more

09 Oct 2009 - Technical Training - CEDRO Solar Water Heater
The UNDP-CEDRO project organized a technical workshop on the design and the installation of Solar Water Heating systems on Wednesday the 7th of October 2009 at the Meridien Commodore Hotel in Hamra.

The training was attended by more than 60 persons representing members of the Leb ...more

08 Oct 2009 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon inaugurates the Social & Cultural Center and the Public Library in Rashaya
On 30 September 2009, UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon hosted the inaugurations of the Social & Cultural Center in Al Birreh/Rashaya and the Public Library in Rashaya.

The Italian Government funded both the Social & Cultural center and the Public Library projects through UNDP ART GO ...more

08 Oct 2009 - Local municipal officials trained in peace building methodologies
UNDP’s Peace Building Project in collaboration with a team from the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit at the University of York and Responding to Conflict (a British NGO) kicked off a workshop for 35 municipal officials on the Role of Municipal Officials in Conflict resolution a ...more

07 Oct 2009 - One billion people are on the move
Nearly one billion people are on the move, 740 million are internal migrants and 214 million are international migrants, and only 70 million are migrating from developing countries to developed ones, according to the United Nations Development Programme Global Human Development report 2009. The ...more

16 Sep 2009 - The parliament opens its door on the International Day of Democracy
The United Nations International Day of Democracy was the opportunity for more than 150 Lebanese students to visit the Lebanese parliament. On this occasion, students from different universities, backgrounds and affiliation were part of a guided tour in the Parliament Building. This “open ...more

08 Sep 2009 - Training Session on "Public Safety related to Ski and Beach Resorts"
Under the framework of the ”Tansfer of Knowledge through expatriate nationals” (TOKTEN) project, the United Nations Development Programme, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, organized a ceremony to distribute the certificates of the training “Public Safety related to ...more

04 Aug 2009 - UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon hosts the Belgian Decentralized Cooperation Delegation
From July 26 through 28, 2009, UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon hosted the Belgian Decentralized Cooperation Delegation. The aim of the mission was to identify means of potential cooperation in the agricultural sector between Lebanese communities from North Lebanon and the Bekaa region, and Belgian local c ...more

03 Aug 2009 - Lebanese Palestinian youth summer school III - North Lebanon
For the second consecutive year, the United Nations Development Program organized, in partnership with the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) and in cooperation with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), a summer school that gathered 16 young men and women from Nahr el Bared ...more

22 Jul 2009 - Launching of the Arab Human Development Report 2009 "Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries"
 “Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries” is the title of the fifth Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) launched on Tuesday 21st July 2009 in Beirut’s Grand Serail under the high patronage and in the presence of H.E. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.

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01 Jul 2009 - "Toward a citizen's state"
Few weeks after the Lebanese parliamentarian elections, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR) launched the National Human Development Report for Lebanon (NHDR) entitled “Toward a Citizen’s State”. The launching c ...more

26 Jun 2009 - Launching of the In-Kind livelihoods support project for the Lebanese families living inside NBC

In the context of the “Early Recovery of Nahr El Bared Surrounding Municipalities”, the United Nations Development Programme has launched the In-Kind livelihoods support project targeting the Lebanese population living inside NBC on Wednesday 17 June 2009
This in-kind ...more

11 May 2009 - Lebanon, friend of "The Alliances of Civilizations"
Lebanon is officially a member of “Friends of the Alliances of Civilizations”, an initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General in 2005 and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey. 

This declaration was made by Mr. William Habib, the Secretary Genera ...more

22 Apr 2009 - Spanish Funding for "conflict prevention and peace building" in North Lebanon
On Tuesday 21 April, The Spanish Embassy, the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), The Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee, and several UN agencies, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the Spanish funding of the joint programme “Conflict Pre ...more

16 Apr 2009 - Field Visit to Beirut Southern Suburbs
The United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas, accompanied by a delegation from UNDP and UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon conducted a field visit to the Beirut Southern Suburbs (BSS) on Wednesday 15 April 2009. The visit aimed to observe the UNDP’s projects impleme ...more

13 Apr 2009 - " Capacity Building of the Directorate General of Urban Planning" Workshop
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, organized a workshop entitled “Capacity Building of the Directorate General of Urban Planning”, which falls under the framework of UNDP’s project “Support to t ...more

31 Mar 2009 - Ambulances and emergency equipments to the civil defense
Ten fully equipped ambulances and emergency equipments were granted by the French Government to the Lebanese civil defense centers, in collaboration with the civil defense and the United Nations Development Programme.
The ceremony took place on Friday the 27th of March at the civil defen ...more

30 Mar 2009 - National partnership towards Lebanon’s sustainability
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the committee of the public work and transport organized a workshop on “the challenges of the Sustainable Development in Lebanon” under the patronage of H.E Mr. Nabih Berri, represented by H.E Mr. Mohamed Kabbani, the chairman of th ...more

26 Mar 2009 - 'Towards a National Anti-Corruption Strategy”
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) organized a national conference entitled “Towards a National Anti-Corruption Strategy” under the high patronage of His Excellency the president of the republic of Lebanon General Michel Sl ...more

24 Mar 2009 - Signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations to relief the Palestinians in Gaza
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations (UNDP/Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People- PAPP), for the sum of US $ 7.6 million, to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian whose homes were destructed by recent military operation in Gaza ...more

19 Mar 2009 - Regional conference on "Environmental Crimes in the Arab States”
The UNDP Country office in Lebanon, UNDP-POGAR and the Lebanese Ministries of Justice and Environment brought together public prosecutors from Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan and many representatives from Arab ministries of Justice and Environment in the two-day regional conference on “ Envi ...more

11 Mar 2009 - "Towards Reforming the Nationality Law in Lebanon" Workshop
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Committee for the Follow Up on Women Issues organized a workshop entitled “Towards Reforming the Nationality Law in Lebanon” on Tuesday March 10th 2009 at the Movenpick Hotel under the patronage and in the presence of H ...more

03 Mar 2009 - ART GOLD hosts the Spanish Decentralized Cooperation Delegation
From 23 to 26 February, the UNDP ART GOLD Programme hosted the Spanish Decentralized Cooperation Delegation to explore both the framework and the means of cooperation between Spanish and Lebanese local authorities and municipalities. 

The delegation aimed to formulate an acti ...more

27 Feb 2009 - Signing agreement of the UNDP project "Recovery and Development of Naher el Bared Surrounding Municipalities"
The UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Marta Ruedas and the Ambassador of Italy, H.E Mr. Gabriele Checchia signed an agreement to implement the project “Recovery and Development of Naher el Bared Surrounding Municipalities”, funded by the Italian Government for a total amount of 1,2 m ...more

25 Feb 2009 - 101 stories from Lebanon northern border to its southern tip
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), with the collaboration of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) launched the “101 Stories to Tell - Citizenship Initiatives in Public Life” book on Tuesday 24 February 2009 at “Le ...more

06 Feb 2009 - Launching Ceremony of " Poverty Growth and Income Distribution in Lebanon" & " Mapping of Human Poverty and Living Conditions in Lebanon 2004"

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Social Affairs organized the launching ceremony of two poverty reports: “Poverty Growth and income Distribution in Lebanon” and “Mapping of Human Poverty and Living Conditions in Lebanon 2004”. Th ...more

06 Feb 2009 - ART GOLD Lebanon inaugurates an audiovisual room in El Tebbeneh intermediate school
On 28 January 2009, UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon, represented by the Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Francesco Bicciato, inaugurated an audiovisual room in Al Tebbeneh intermediate public school in Tripoli. The inauguration took place during a field visit to north Lebanon by the ART GOLD – Lebanon te ...more

02 Feb 2009 - Launching Ceremony of the Health Clinic in Deir Amar
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Italian Embassy, in cooperation with the Municipality of Deir Amar, launched the health clinic in Deir Amar on 30 January 2009 under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh, Minister of Public Health. 

The laun ...more

18 Dec 2008 - ART GOLD Lebanon activates the Belgian Contribution
On 16 December 2008, UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon and the Belgian Government, represented by the Belgian Embassy in Beirut, launched an agreement called “Building peace through local development”. The agreement was launched during a visit to Lebanon by a delegation from the UNDP hub for Inn ...more

16 Dec 2008 - Planting 1000 trees on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day
On the occasion of the “International Volunteer Day”, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the United Nations Volunteers Programme in Lebanon (UNV) organized a reforestation day in the Damour village on Sunday 14th December 2008, under the high patronage and with the presence of H.E Mi ...more

09 Dec 2008 - Signing Ceremony on "Enhancing the Electoral Process in Lebanon"

With the presence of H.E Minister of Interior Me. Ziad Baroud and the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas, UNDP signed with the Ministry of Interior an agreement on “Enhancing the Electoral Process in Lebanon”. The signing ceremony to ...more

03 Dec 2008 - Regional Conference on "Good Judiciary and Criminal Justice"

The regional conference on "Good Judiciary and Criminal Justice" took place on 29-30 November 2008 in Habtoor Hotel Sin El Fil under the auspices of Minister of Justice H.E Prof. Ibrahim Najjar and The United Nations Development Programme - Programme on Governance in the Arab R ...more

18 Nov 2008 - The training workshop on "Objective Reporting in Conflict Situations"
A four day workshop on Objective Reporting in Conflict Situations brought together 24 Lebanese journalists and editors from 10-13 November, as part of the recovery and conflict prevention activities being implemented by the UNDP Peace Building Project across Lebanon. 

The wor ...more

14 Nov 2008 - Launching of the National Campaign for Energy Efficiency Lamps

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy & Water and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), launched the National Campaign for Energy Efficiency Lamps on Wednesday 12th November 2008 at Metropolitan Palace Hotel in Sin E ...more

13 Nov 2008 - UNDP hosts Beirut Regional Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions
UNDP hosted the Beirut Regional Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Beirut from 11th through 12th of November 2008 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, as an important step in the global process to ban cluster bombs.

An initiative of the Government of Lebanon, the two-day conf ...more

10 Nov 2008 - Bekaa field visit to survey UNDP plans

From Ghazeh, Houch Harimeh, Tel Amara, Deir El Ahmar to Barqa and Baalbek, Ms. Marta Ruedas, UNDP Resident Representative and UN resident coordinator, accompanied by the Mr.Walid Atallah, UNDP head of Bekaa sub office and a delegation of UNDP employees in the Bekaa, conducted a field vis ...more

05 Nov 2008 - The Official Launch of The Rubble Removal Operation in Nahr El Bared

Nearly one year and two months after the end of the violent clashes between the Lebanese army and Fath El Islam radical group in the Nahr El Bared camp, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, Lebanon Field Office (UNRWA) officially launched the Rubble Remova ...more

29 Oct 2008 - Training Workshop for National Religious Leaders on the “Response to HIV/AIDS”
Under the patronage of H.E Minister of Public Health Dr. Mohamed Jawad Khalifeh and with the presence of UNDP Country Director Mr. Seifeddine Abbaro representing UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas, the National Aids Control Program and the United Nations Development Program, in cooper ...more

24 Oct 2008 - The United Nations in Lebanon celebrate its 63rd anniversary
A large number of diplomatic, political, economic communities, media personalities, NGOs, public and private sector and UN Staff participated on Friday 24 October in the reception organised by the UN in Lebanon on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations. 

H ...more

22 Sep 2008 - National Campaign for Environmental protection: "If not for your son for your Grandson"

With the Presence of H.E. Minister of Environment Dr. Antoine Karam and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative H.E Ms. Marta Ruedas, UNDP and the Ministry of Environment organized a press conference to launch the National Campaign for ...more

22 Aug 2008 - Empowerment Civil Society Institutions to be Actors of Change
Based on its goal to empower functioning bodies of the Lebanese civil society to make vital decisions and strengthen their capacity to address and handle the needs of the Lebanese community, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Peace Building Project held a training of trainers work ...more

11 Jun 2008 - National Conference on “Electoral Law Tailored for the Nation”
 
Under the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon
General Michel Sleiman, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) represented by the Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas, and the National Commission on Electoral Law (NCEL) repre ...more

02 May 2008 - UNDP, Souk El Tayeb and local Ministries enhance a culture of peace and co-existence through inter-communal exchanges and cultural activities
With common goals of promoting co-existence, preserving Lebanese heritage and enhancing a better understanding of the “other”, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing a series of events across the country under the theme Food and Feast (Akl w Eid) 2008 in close ...more

23 Apr 2008 - UNDP launches several projects to enhance development and social services in South Lebanon
In the framework of UNDP’s Socio-Economic Rehabilitation Programme for South Lebanon, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a field visit on the 23rd of April 2008 to South Lebanon, aiming at launching and shedding the lights on UNDP’s going projects in South Leba ...more

18 Mar 2008 - UNDP launches early recovery projects in Beirut southern suburb to enhance the health and social services system
 

In the framework of the socio-economic recovery of Beirut Southern Suburb, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a field visit to burj Al Barajneh area to launch the opening of Al Shahed Street. The visit was attended by UNDP Staff and representatives from the ...more

03 Mar 2008 - Workshop on early recovery needs in the surrounding communities of the Naher El Bared Camp
 

A significant step forward in the reconstruction of Nahr El Bared was taken in an effort to reach out to meet the needs of the six surrounding communities of NBC. In this light, The Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development ...more

25 Feb 2008 - Screening of the movie "Inconvenient Truth"
In the context of UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and LCECP (Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation Project) Energy Efficiency School Promotion campaign, the LCECP organized four screenings of the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” in different areas of Lebanon, from Monday t ...more

05 Feb 2008 - UNDP & LCECP take energy efficiency to the classrooms
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation Project (LCECP), a joint collaborative project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Energy and Water, launched the Energy Efficiency School Promotion campaign on the 5t ...more

26 Jan 2008 - Distribution of certificates to the Civil Defense' s Employees and Volunteers
In cooperation with the Lebanese Civil Defense and the French Civil Security, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held on the 26th of January 2008, a ceremony where certificates were distributed to the Civil Defense’s employees and volunteers who passed the exam following the t ...more

21 Jan 2008 - Closing Ceremony of the Lebanon Development Marketplace 2006
In the Framework of Lebanon Development Marketplace Project that was launched in 2006 under the theme “Youth in Governance: Shaping the future”, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, the UNICEF, the global opportunities fund (GOF) represented by the British ...more

11 Dec 2007 - Launch of the Human Development Report 2007/2008
On the 11th of December 2007, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a press conference to launch the Human Development Report 2007/2008 under the theme “”Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a divided world”
The press conference included a pr ...more

05 Dec 2007 - Workshop on Transnational Organized Crime
In cooperation with the Programme of Governance for the Arab region (POGAR), the United Nations Development Programme organized a workshop on the transnational Organized Crime on the 5th of December 2007.

Opening speeches were given by UNDP Country Director Mr. Seifeddine Abbaro, ...more

16 Nov 2007 - Contests on the occasion of Montreal Protocol 20th Anniversary
On the Occasion of the Montreal Protocol’s 20th Anniversary for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, three National / International contests were organized by the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP in Lebanon, in collaboration with the United Nations En ...more

04 Nov 2007 - MDG Monitor Tracks Progress to Development Goals
The UN, Google and Cisco Unveil Online Resource in the Fight to Decrease Global Poverty

MDG Monitor Tracks Progress to Development Goals

The United Nations, Google and Cisco unveiled a pioneering online site that tracks the progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, a gl ...more

31 Oct 2007 - Workshop on Regulating Electoral Competition:Campaign Spending & Elections Media
In the framework of UNDP’s project for providing technical assistance to electoral reform in Lebanon, the United Nations Development Programme, in collaboration with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) and in coordination with the Civil Campaign for Electoral Reform, held on the ...more

29 Oct 2007 - Distribution of certificates to the Civil Defense’s Employees and Volunteers
In cooperation with the Lebanese Civil Defense and the French civil security, the United Nations Development Programme and the Lebanese Civil Defense organized a ceremony on the 29th of October, where certificates were distributed to the Civil Defense’s employees and volunteers who passed ...more

24 Oct 2007 - Workshop on Political Citizenship in the context of the National Human Development Report: Towards a Citizen's State
Under the auspices and presence of H.E. the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Khaled Kabbani, and in the presence of the United Nations Development Program Resident Representative Dr. Mona Hammam and President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction Mr Nabil el Jisr, UNDP ...more

18 Oct 2007 - Enhancing National Telecommunication Infrastructure
The United Nations Development Programme, represented by its Resident Representative Dr. Mona Hammam, signed with the Ministry of Telecommunication represented by H.E. Mr. Marwan Hamadeh, an agreement on Enhancing National Telecommunication Infrastructure on the 18th of October 2007.

The ...more

10 Oct 2007 - Signing Ceremony of the Energy efficiency and renewable energy Project Funded by the Spanish Government with a $2.73 Million budget.
On the 10th of October 2007, an agreement on Energy efficiency and renewable energy Project in the Public Sector Buildings and Facilities for South Lebanon, the Bekaa region and Akkar, was signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Spain.

The pro ...more

10 Oct 2007 - Signing Ceremony of the Energy efficiency and renewable energy Project
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the Council for Development & Reconstruction (CDR) and the Spanish Government, organized on the 10th of October 2007 a signing ceremony of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project in the Public Sector Buildings an ...more

12 Sep 2007 - 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, the National Ozone Office managed by UNDP and Executed by the Ministry of Environment has been selected to receive the Montreal Protocol Implementers Award and the Best 20th Anniversary Related Poster Award. In addition the Altern ...more

05 Sep 2007 - UNDP distributes Certificates to participants of Summer School on peace and reconciliation
Participants of the Third Annual Summer School for Conflict Prevention and Transformation, a retreat co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) received their Certificates of Achievement from UNDP Country Director Seif Eddin ...more

02 Aug 2007 - Distribution of certificates of the "training project on the Geo-Technical Engineering"
On August 2 2007, a ceremony was held in the premises of offices of the Minister of Public Works, Mr. Mohammad El Safadi, in the occasion of finalization of the training on geotechnical engineering organized by the TOKTEN project. Following the press conference Mr. Safadi and Dr. Mona Hammam, UN ...more

04 Jul 2007 - Conference on Civil Society’s Participation & Partnership in Rehabilitation & Development in Lebanon
The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), the Canadian Fund for Social Development/Oxfam Quebec, and the United Nations Development Programme organized a conference on “ Civil Society’s Participation & Partnership in Rehabilitation & Development in Lebanon” on Tuesda ...more

21 Jun 2007 - Recovery of Trout Farmers’ Livelihoods in Hermel region
In the framework of the early recovery initiatives that UNDP is conducting in the aftermath of the July war 2006 for damages repair that affected several sectors from infrastructure, industry and agriculture, UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Mona Hammam visited the Hermel village to launch the e ...more

18 Jun 2007 - Agreement to establish the Lebanese Center for Energy Preservation
Under the patronage of H.E minister of Energy & Water (a.i) Mr. Mohammad El Safadi and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative H.E Dr. Mona Hammam, UNDP and LCECP (Lebanese Center for Energy Preservation Project) organized the signing ceremony of the agreement ...more

28 Nov 2005 - Technical Assistance project for Electoral Reform

 The government that was formed after the election, led by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, included in its Policy Platform the need for electoral reform, including on priority basis, reform of the electoral law. On 8 August, the Council of Ministers created a Nati ...more

02 Aug 2005 - UNDP/ICTDAR and EU
 Within the framework of a joint funded project UNDP/ICTDAR and EU, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UNDP/ICTDAR, Microsoft Corporation, and KAFA (Enough) to conduct training sessions, make copies of the CD-ROM, and equip selected social centers with computers. Microsoft has gran ...more

02 Aug 2005 - UNDP/ICTDAR and EU
Within the framework of a joint funded project UNDP/ICTDAR and EU, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UNDP/ICTDAR, Microsoft Corporation, and KAFA (Enough) to conduct training sessions, make copies of the CD-ROM, and equip selected social centers with computers. Microsoft has granted KA ...more

29 Jul 2005 - National Dialogue on Corruption in Lebanon
UNDP and La Fasad Association signed a project on “National Dialogue on Corruption in Lebanon”. The project aims at promoting accountability, transparency and combat corruption in the public institutions as well as raise awareness about cost of corruption with civil society at local ...more

20 Jun 2005 - Institutional Strengthening Project
 A signing Ceremony for $155,090 project “Institutional Strengthening Project (Phase IV), Ozone Office, was signed between UNDP, the Ministry of Environment and the Council of Development and Reconstruction. The project’s objective is to extend Institutional Strengthening suppor ...more

20 Jun 2005 - National Phase-Out Management Plan
 A signing ceremony for $2,091,420 project “National Phase-Out Management Plan” was totally funded by Montreal Protocol. It will phase out the remaining consumption of controlled substances under Annex- A, Group I substances (CFCs) of the Montreal Protocol, in Lebanon over the p ...more

20 Jun 2005 - National Capacity Self-Assessment, NCSA
A signing ceremony for $200,000 project “National Capacity Self-Assessment, NCSA” was funded by the Global Environment Facility, GEF. The main objective of the NCSA project is to identify and assess capacity constraints in the implementation of the three UN environmental conventions ...more

20 Jun 2005 - National Phase-Out Management Plan
 A signing ceremony for $2,091,420 project “National Phase-Out Management Plan” was totally funded by Montreal Protocol. It will phase out the remaining consumption of controlled substances under Annex- A, Group I substances (CFCs) of the Montreal Protocol, in Lebanon over the p ...more

20 Jun 2005 - Institutional Strengthening Project (Phase IV)
20 June 2005: A signing Ceremony for $155,090 project “Institutional Strengthening Project (Phase IV), Ozone Office, was signed between UNDP, the Ministry of Environment and the Council of Development and Reconstruct ...more

15 Mar 2005 - Integrated Management of Olive Oil Production Waste in Lebanon, Syria & Jordan
A signature ceremony took place at the Ministry of Environment – Beirut, for the UNDP Regional project “Integrated Management of Olive Oil Production Waste in Lebanon, Syria & Jordan”. The project is funded by the European Commission through the SM ...more

08 Jun 2004 - Support the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Former Detainees in South Lebanon
 A cost sharing agreement to Support the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Former Detainees in South Lebanon was signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan. The project if based on the survey conducted by the Minist ...more

01 Feb 2004 - Mainstreaming the National E-Strategy for Lebanon
$50,000 Launch of the Mainstreaming the National E-Strategy for Lebanon. UNDP in collaboration with the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) formulated an e-strategy document for Lebanon in 2003. UNDP is developing a project for mainstreamin ...more

09 Apr 2003 - Enhancing Decision-Making Capacities in the Prime Minister’s Office – LEB/03/006
$3 millions project for Enhancing Decision-Making Capacities in the Prime Minister’s Office – LEB/03/006 was signed between UNDP and the Prime Minister’s Office. The overall objectives of the project are to provide economic, legal and technical assista ...more

01 Apr 2003 - National e-Strategy for Lebanon
 $ 60.000 Launch of the consultative process with stakeholders from government, the private sector, academia, NGOs, and UN system and international organizations for the formulation of a National e-Strategy for Lebanon, under a UNDP project in ...more

21 Jan 2003 - Support to Civil Service Reform: Enhancing Policy Making and Management Capacity – LEB/02/009
 Signing ceremony for US $ 7 millions project Support to Civil Service Reform: Enhancing Policy Making and Management Capacity – LEB/02/009 was signed between UNDP , the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) and council for Develop ...more

20 Jan 2003 - Capacity Development for Fiscal Reform and Management – LEB/03/003
US $ 4.7 millions project for Capacity Development for Fiscal Reform and Management – LEB/03/003 was signed between UNDP and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) signaling a new generation of assistance to the Ministry of Finance to address, initiate, implement and sheph ...more

01 Nov 2002 - Support for Strategy Development and Institution Building (LEB/02/014)
$ 670,000 project Investment Promotion: Support for Strategy Development and Institution Building (LEB/02/014) – was signed between UNDP, the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) and Council for Development and Reconstruction to support IDAL implemen ...more

27 Aug 2002 - Launching Event of "Lebanon-Cross Sectoral Energy Efficiency and Removal of Barriers to ESCO Operation" UNDP/GEF Project
In the presence of H.E. Mr. Mohamad Abdel-Hamid Baydoun, Minister of Energy & Water, Mr. Yves de San, UNDP Resident Representative, H.E. Mr. Michel Moussa Minister of Environment and many representatives from different ministries, embassies and stakeholder groups, the "Lebanon-Cross Sec ...more

26 Aug 2002 - The World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg 2002
The purpose of the WSSD is to bring together world governments, UN agencies, concerned citizens, multilateral financial institutions and other major actors to assess global progress, since the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio in 1992 and to develop an implementation plan detai ...more