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

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


By Volkan Bozkir What do you think of when you hear the word “desertification”? Sand dunes slowly encroaching on bountiful farmland? The Sahara and Gobi taking over Africa and Asia? Rivers and streams drying up? That’s certainly part of it. But the key impact of desertification is the degradation of land – to the point

United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

The Bureau, on behalf of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, expresses its deep alarm at the dramatic deterioration of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory that includes the escalation of violence and acts of provocation and incitement, particularly by Israeli extremists in occupied East Jerusalem.

UN Clarifies UN Recruitment Channels

28 April 2021 Beirut, Lebanon It has come to the attention of the United Nations (UN) that some individuals in Lebanon may be impersonating UN staff members and scamming people after promising them jobs with the UN or circulating fake vacancy announcements of positions with the international organization. The UN system in Lebanon underlines that

UN’s Najat Rochdi announces the UN Vaccination Program for its UN Personnel and designated Dependents in Lebanon

21 April 2021 Beirut, Lebanon UN Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi, announced today the arrival from the UN headquarters of the first batch of 15,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine that will be used in the soon-to-be launched vaccination programme intended for its UN Personnel and recognized

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Joanna Wronecka of Poland as Special Coordinator for Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ms. Joanna Wronecka of Poland as his new Special Coordinator for Lebanon, United Nations Office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL).  Ms. Wronecka succeeds Ján Kubiš of the Slovak Republic to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and leadership.  Ms. Wronecka brings over 25

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

Beirut, March 31, 2021– The Government of Lebanon, jointly with Civil Society, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), co-chaired today the first meeting of the Consultative Group for the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) to address the needs of the poor and most vulnerable households in response to the tragic Beirut

World leaders to meet on strengthening financial measures to boost efforts to cope with COVID-19 fallout

Calls for additional measures to reduce debt burden and increase liquidity in low and middle-income countries to ensure full recovery 29 March 2021 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT Live-streamed at http://webtv.un.org New York, 29 March 2021—With many countries continuing to struggle to overcome the human and economic devastation from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres


Mobilizing, inspiring, and connecting individuals around the globe to #TurnItAround for people and planet Bonn, Germany, 25 March – The 2020 SDG Action Awards Ceremony, which took place on 25 March as a part of the fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, highlighted nine inspiring finalist initiatives, of which three were announced as winners during