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Joint statement by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, and Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, on Lebanon

Joint statement by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, and Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, on Lebanon

19 September 2021, Beirut, Lebanon – We have just concluded a two-day visit to Beirut, Lebanon to reiterate our commitment to the people of Lebanon and express our solidarity and continued support. Since the Beirut port blast last year, the country and its people have slipped even further into despair. The current economic crisis has

International Soprano Tania Kassis releases English version of “Land For All” Song in collaboration with UNIC Beirut

Beirut, 24 May, 2021 (UN Information Centre in Beirut) – Lebanese International Soprano Tania Kassis released today an English song entitled “Land For All” in collaboration with the UN Information Centre in Beirut.  This song, which is the English version of her Arabic song “Al Ardou Lil Jami3”, is a blend of both western and

UN Secretary-General’s message on World Health Day (7 April)

On this World Health Day, we highlight the inequalities and injustices of our health systems. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed how unequal our societies are. Within countries, illness and death from COVID-19 has been higher among people and communities that contend with poverty, unfavourable living and working conditions, discrimination and social exclusion. Globally, the vast

SEE Lebanon, UNIC Beirut organize “3ala Amal” concert to spread hope and peace

Beirut, 24 November 2020 (United Nations Information Centre)— In collaboration with the UN Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), Social Events Endeavor Lebanon (SEE Lebanon) organized a conceptual concert titled “3ala Amal”, in its attempt to spread hope and deliver a shout-out to all the people in Lebanon who are enduring difficult days as a

Lebanon Humanitarian Fund gives $8.5 million to support vulnerable communities affected by Beirut explosions

Lebanon, BEIRUT, 20 August 2020 – The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has commenced disbursement of US$8.5 million from the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) to provide rapid support to families affected by the devastating Beirut Port explosions, the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi, announced today. More

COUNTERING TERRORISM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office Of Counter-Terrorism The wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19 have the potential to exacerbate grievances, undermine social cohesion and fuel conflict, creating the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and violent extremism. Terrorists are exploiting the disruption, uncertainty and economic hardships caused by COVID-19 to spread fear, hate

COVID 19 and the RULE OF LAW

By Alexandre Zouev The unprecedented threat from COVID-19 has caused unimaginable suffering around the world. This year also triggered a much-needed discussion on the role of law enforcement in societies. While the pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis, there are related challenges that are consequential for containing it and for promoting a

Brussels IV Syria Conference Joint Op-Ed Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Put women at the centre of Syria crisis response

As the Syria crisis enters its 10th year, the situation is especially dire for women and girls, with the effects of COVID-19 compounding the risks and hardships for millions of people inside the country and for refugees around the region. Today nearly 12 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance and around 4 million

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