Tag Archives: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

UNITED NATIONS LAUNCHES GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION

UNITED NATIONS LAUNCHES GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION

(EMBARGOED, 12 noon, EST) NEW YORK, 21 MAY 2020—Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information. “We cannot cede our virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate,” said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres,

Over 150 global corporations urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19

NEW YORK, 18 May 2020 — 155 companies — with a combined market capitalization of over US$ 2.4 trillion and representing over 5 million employees — have signed a statement urging Governments around the world to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science. As debates on recovery packages around the world ramp up

UNITED NATIONS LAUNCHES GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION

(EMBARGOED, 12 noon, EST) NEW YORK, 21 MAY 2020—Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information. “We cannot cede our virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate,” said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres,

UNIDO launches the safety guidelines for the industrial sector in response to COVID-19

Beirut, May 20, 2020 – Under the patronage of H.E. the Prime Minister of Lebanon, represented by  H.E. Dr. Imad Hoballah, Minister of Industry, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, launched a safety guidelines developed for the industrial sector entitled “Recommendations and Preventive Measures in Response to COVID-19”, at

UNESCO Beirut supports the Center for Educational, Research and Development through a train of trainers’ online workshop on “Learning to Teach Online”

Beirut, 20 May 2020 – The COVID-19 outbreak has translated into a major education crisis, causing school closure worldwide and disruption of regular education services.  In the Arab region, where 13 million children and youth are already out-of-school due to conflict, an additional 100 million learners are now affected by school interruption. While many Arab

Zain partners Mentor Arabia Foundation to launch #StayZain campaign

Providing mental health tips to parents, children and youth during and after COVID-19 quarantine Kuwait, Beirut – May 17, 2020 Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has teamed up with the Mentor Arabia Foundation, to launch a social media campaign, entitled #StayZain. The regional campaign

Productive Sectors Development Essential for Achieving #TheLebanonWeWant

Beirut, Lebanon Friday, 15 May 2020 (United Nations) – The Lebanese economy is suffering from the consequences of longstanding development challenges and multiples crises. Starting from the Syrian crisis in 2011, to the ongoing financial and economic crisis exacerbated further by the COVID-19 health emergency, these shocks are coming at a very high economic and

International Nurses Day celebration at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

Beirut, 12th of May: Like every year, the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital celebrated International Nurses Day. This year however, the occasion takes on a whole new meaning when front line workers are showing exceptional performance and rigorousness in the fight against COVID-19. As such, the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital decided to mark the special celebration to

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