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USAID Partners with Municipalities to Improve Solid Waste Management

USAID Partners with Municipalities to Improve Solid Waste Management

The Diverting Waste by Encouraging Reuse and Recycling (DAWERR) $15 million activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by ECODIT, concluded Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with seven municipalities to improve solid waste management (SWM) through a set of pilot interventions. The MOU signatories included the mayors of the municipalities

The UN hosts a virtual dialogue to inform ground-breaking UN Summit on the Future of Food in Lebanon

The dialogue was held under the patronage of Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi and Lebanese MP Ms. Inaya Ezzeddine, with the active participation of several UN agencies, funds, programmes and regional commissions operating in Lebanon, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

Bayer Middle East supports German Red Cross on a COVID-19 humanitarian aid initiative in Lebanon

• Bayer Middle East will support a German Red Cross initiative funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany to provide humanitarian assistance for vulnerable families through health services in Lebanon in the context of COVID-19 with a donation of EUR 25,000 • The initiative targets around 850,000 people encompassing some of the most vulnerable

Can Business Work for Both People and The Planet? They Must Hiro Mizuno UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments

It has been more than six years since the governments of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and almost five years to the day since they signed on to the Paris Climate Agreement. Big corporations said they would align their business practices towards sustainability. How have they done? There has been a lot

UNICEF, Terre des Hommes Italy, and CatalyticAction rehabilitate the Karantina Public Garden, as a response to Beirut Port Explosion

BEIRUT/LEBANON – 18 June 2021. UNICEF, Terre des Hommes Italy, and CatalyticAction inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Karantina public garden on Friday June 18, 2021. The rehabilitation of the garden is an initiative to support the families and the communities in Karantina after the Beirut Port explosion. This project was done in collaboration with the AUB

UN-Habitat Executive Director, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif advocates for holistic urban recovery for the cities of Beirut and across Lebanon during her first official visit to the nation

Beirut, 16 June 2021. United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif completed her first official visit to Lebanon from 10 to 16 June 2021. During her visit, Ms. Sharif toured projects implemented by UN-Habitat in Lebanon, including those conducted and underway in response to the Beirut Port explosion. Throughout her visit,

The “Royal Eagles” return. Fred Fugen of the Soul Flyers take on Lebanon’s Black Peak

Three of the world’s top wingsuit flyers jump from Lebanon’s highest peak and skim past the iconic Cedars Forrest and the UNESCO Heritage site of Wadi Qadisha. As anyone who’s ever visited Lebanon knows all too well, it’s a land of amazing contrasts and stunning landscapes. And, although a difficult challenge to pull off, perhaps

Government of Italy and UNESCO support the rehabilitation of the Sursock Museum

Our doors have been closed to the public since the port explosion of August 4th. The rehabilitation work is in progress. Recently, the government of Italy and UNESCO signed a funding agreement in support of the rehabilitation and reopening of the Sursock Museum, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and under UNESCO’s initiative

Discover the world of tribal art and calligraphy “Tribal rugs”: the exhibition by Bernard Sader which pays tribute to Beit el Baraka

“Art will save us” … It is in these terms, taken from the great author Fyodor Dostoevsky, that the artist, illuminator and calligrapher, Bernard Sader, expresses himself to explain his relationship to art. His exhibition “Tribal Rugs” is a confirmation of the veracity of this quote. Inspired by Kilims and tapestries from tribes of different