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Temporary Basic Income to protect the world’s poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

Temporary Basic Income to protect the world’s poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

New York – The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to stay at home, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today. The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing

UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation & disinformation

Proliferation of dangerous disinformation and misinformation threaten national pandemic responses, putting even more lives and livelihoods at risk New York, June 4, 2020 – Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to

COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries. New York, April 29, 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released two new data dashboards that highlight the huge disparities in

The Ministry of Information partners with WHO, UNICEF and UNDP to counter the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in Lebanon

Beirut, 22 April 2020 – As the Lebanese government battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a dangerous epidemic of misinformation has been circulating through different communication channels and in communities since the beginning of the outbreak preventing people to heed official health warnings. To counter the growing scourge of fake news, the Ministry of Information is taking


At the beginning of this week, the United Nations Secretary-General issued an appeal to stop violence everywhere including violence in the home. As Directors of the four United Nations Agencies who have been working together to highlight the importance of Gender Justice and Equality before the law1 as a clear path towards achieving the Sustainable

Under the patronage of The Minister of Energy and Water Mrs. Nada Boustani Khoury Distribution Ceremony of the Energy Awareness Awards EAA 2019 – 2nd Edition

Organized by IPTEC & UNDP Under the patronage of HE Mrs. Nada Boustani Khoury, Minister of Energy and Water, UNDP and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) organized on Friday 27 September 2019 at Le Royal Hotel – Dbayeh in the framework of International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF 2019), the Distribution Ceremony of Energy Awareness (EAA 2019)

UNDP appoints Michael Haddad as regional goodwill ambassador for climate action

Amman, 16 September 2019—The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) today announced the appointment of Lebanese endurance athlete Michael Haddad as Goodwill Ambassador to advance and accelerate climate action across the Arab region and around the world. “We cannot afford to be complacent in facing today’s climate threats. Our region

Bank Audi and the UNDP Offer an Additional Fleet of Moto Ambulance Bikes to the Lebanese Civil Defense

Beirut, August 7, 2019 Bank Audi announced the delivery of an additional fleet of motorbikes in the context of the Moto Ambulance project pertaining to the Directorate General of the Lebanese Civil Defense, launched in collaboration with the UNDP’s Live Lebanon initiative, CHAMPS Fund, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, LBCI, and the National Road

Lebanon’s economy will save 50 billion dollars in 2040 if global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are implemented

(Beirut – 8 March 2016) – Experts have been warning from negative impacts of continuous greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change, especially on the long run, as these emissions threaten economic development in general. Experts have also been advocating for solutions to stop greenhouse gas emissions. According to a study on the economic costs of