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Second Consultative Group Meeting on the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework

Second Consultative Group Meeting on the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework

Beirut, July 28, 2021 – The Consultative Group of the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) held its second meeting yesterday. The 3RF Consultative Group consists of the Government of Lebanon, Lebanese civil society, the European Union, United Nations, the World Bank and international donors. Together they monitor progress and give strategic direction to the

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

From Beirut to Milan, United Nations launches series of timely conversations on local solutions to global challenges

#SDGLIVE What is the prospect for long-lasting peace in Lebanon as we near the first anniversary of the Beirut bombing? How can communities in Southern Madagascar recover and build resilience to climate change-induced drought and food insecurity? How can good, reliable data help achieve sustainable development? How do we foster a culture of sustainability through

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

A GLOBAL MODEL TO TACKLE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, a parallel and equally horrific pandemic has threatened half the world’s population.  In the early months of the pandemic, the United Nations projected that quarantines and lockdowns could lead to a shocking 15 million additional cases of gender-based violence every three months.  Sadly, those predictions

The United Nations in Lebanon Launches Fund to Support Women’s Rights Organizations to Enhance Women’s Participation in the Beirut Port Explosion Response and Recovery Process

[Beirut, June 11, 2021] – The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) together with the United Nations in Lebanon announced the launch of six grassroots projects to enhance women’s participation in the Beirut Port Explosion’s response and recovery process – alongside the official launch of the WPHF in Lebanon. WPHF is a flexible and rapid

UN Lebanon releases its 2020 annual report, committing to support Lebanon & its people to Build Back Better

Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (United Nations) – The United Nations system in Lebanon released today its annual report for the year 2020, committing once again to scale up its efforts to help Lebanon and its people to recover from its multi-faceted crises and ‘Build Back Better’. Through inspiring people’s stories and the ongoing

Economic recovery under threat amid surging COVID cases and lagging vaccination in poorer countries

Widening inequality casts a shadow over projected 5.4% global growth in 2021 New York, 12 May — While the global growth outlook has improved, led by robust rebound in China and the United States, surging COVID-19 infections and inadequate vaccination progress in many countries threaten a broad-based recovery of the world economy, says the latest United Nations forecast