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#Where Is The Toilet? LIXIL has helped 15 million people gain access to a safe and clean toilet. But 2 billion people still need one

#Where Is The Toilet? LIXIL has helped 15 million people gain access to a safe and clean toilet. But 2 billion people still need one

Beirut, 20 November 2019. “Where is the toilet?” Every November 19th on World Toilet Day, LIXIL’s employees think about this question in a different way. Many of us in developed countries often expect a simple answer. But the reality is that for 2 billion people, there is no straightforward response to this simple question. They

In response to questions on Lebanon

Following questions at the noon briefing on Lebanon, the Spokesperson has the following to say: The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Lebanon, including today’s resignation announcement by Prime Minister Saad Hariri. He appeals for calm and restraint. He calls on all political actors to seek a political solution that will preserve the stability of the country and


Statement by the Secretary-General – on Syria

On the eve of its launch, I welcome the unique opportunity provided by the Syrian-owned and Syrian-led Constitutional Committee that will be inaugurated tomorrow in Geneva with the UN’s facilitation.    For the first time, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the opposition Syrian Negotiations Commission, along with civil society, will sit together and take the first step


It is time to save Lebanon

October 2019 As protestors take to the streets across the country, Lebanon appears to be heading towards an economic meltdown with severe consequences for Lebanese citizens of all walks of life. We are concerned that failure to tackle current problems immediately and comprehensively could result in spiraling unemployment, uncontrollable inflation, more social unrest, civil strife and a

T-SHIRT EXHIBITION at City Centre Beirut A Special Event Showcasing the Latest Innovations in the World of T-Shirts

Beirut, Lebanon, 17 October 2019: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, launched the opening of the ‘T-Shirt Exhibition’ event at City Centre Beirut, a unique occasion in the world of fashion on October 4. The exhibition ran till October 13th highlighting the

Transcript of Press Stakeout by UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen Following Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Muallem

Good morning, as you know I have had discussions in Riyadh with the Opposition SNC, and today I continue those discussions here in Damascus with Foreign Minister Muallem.  We obviously concentrated on the situation in the northeast, and I repeated the Secretary-General’s strong appeal that we should end the fighting immediately, that there needs to