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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

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PRESS RELEASE GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY EVENT

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

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL – MESSAGE ON WORLD HABITAT DAY 3 October 2016

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

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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

Back to School and Second year of WFP Food for Lebanese and Syrian Students

BEIRUT – As the new term begins, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is again providing healthy and nutritious school food for more than 10,000 Lebanese and Syrian students attending public schools across Lebanon. At participating primary schools, students receive juice or milk and a nutritious locally-baked snack such as herb bread or a

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