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UN World Data Forum kicks off in Cape Town on 15 January

UN World Data Forum kicks off in Cape Town on 15 January

The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017, is set to kick off with an ambitious and innovative programme and roster of over 300 speakers from across the data community. The Forum is hosted by the Government of South Africa and Statistics South Africa, with

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of theSecretary-General on the formation of a new Government in Lebanon

TheSecretary-General welcomes today’s announcement of the formation of a new Government ofnational accord in Lebanon. He congratulates Prime Minister SaadHariri on the swift process and encourages Lebanon’s politicalleaders to build on the momentum of national unity. TheSecretary-General pays tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Tamman Salam forhis leadership. TheSecretary-General hopes that the new Government will ensure

Launch of “UN Aware” Certificate in Lebanon

Beirut, 23 November 2016 (United Nations Information Centre)– The UN Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, World Youth Alliance-Middle East (WYAME) non-governmental organization and Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU), has launched an outreach activity in Lebanon on the work and priorities of

Forwarded as received by UN Habitat Lebanon

CLEANING CAMPAIGN IN TRIPOLI On Sunday, October 30th, UN-Habitat hosted a day-long Cleaning Campaign Event in the neighborhood of Haddadine, Tripoli in Lebanon. In partnership with the Municipality of Tripoli, the Ahal El Ataa Scouts, LaVajet Cleaning Company, the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) and Utopia, the cleaning event aimed to spread awareness

The UN in Lebanon organizes first UN Film Festival in Lebanon & Region

Beirut, 3 November 2016 — The first UN Film Festival in Lebanon and Region will take place on 4-5 November 2016 at the Gemmayzeh Theater under the theme “UN and Lebanon: Common Goals”. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 4 November, at 17:00 hrs. (See invitation below). The Festival is being organized by

Presidential election in Lebanon

The Secretary-General welcomes the election today of the President of the Republic of Lebanon. He congratulates Michel Aoun on assuming the presidency and wishes him success in his position as Head of State. The Secretary-General hopes that Lebanese parties will now continue to work in a spirit of unity and in the national interest. The



Global Handwashing Day is celebrated annually on October 15 throughout the world. The purpose of the day is to improve habits and increase understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy and affordable way to prevent diseases, infections and save lives. As UNICEF’s figures point out, in 2015 more than 300,000 children


Later this month, Governments and their partners will meet in Quito, Ecuador, for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). Held every 20 years, the Habitat conference is designed to reflect on the state of human settlements and on what we want the towns and cities of the future to


Healthlet and Riwayat win INJAZ Lebanon’s Young Entrepreneurs Competition 2016

Beirut, Monday, 3 October 2016– As part of its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation, INJAZ Lebanon, a non-profit organization, affiliate of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide and member of INJAZ Al-Arab, announced the winners of its national Young Entrepreneurs Competition 2016. The competition and the Awards Ceremony were held at the Lebanese American University (LAU), on