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THE UNITED NATIONS, THE SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE TASKFORCE AND THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN LAUNCH A 16-DAY CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

THE UNITED NATIONS, THE SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE TASKFORCE AND THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN LAUNCH A 16-DAY CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 25 November 2020 (United Nations, SGBV TF, NCLW) – Today begins the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (25 November-10 December). On this occasion, the United Nations System in Lebanon, theSexual and Gender-based Violence Taskforce (SGBV TF) and the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) are joining forces, to

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

25 November 2020 Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed this issue as a global emergency requiring urgent action at all levels, in all spaces and by all people.  The social and economic fallout from the pandemic is disproportionately pushing women and girls into poverty,

The Islamic Development Bank Group, in cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, organized a webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Global Investment Outlook

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group hosted a webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global investment outlook, which was organized in collaboration between the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Country Strategy and Cooperation (CSC) Department, IsDB on 17th November 2020 to discuss

Rami Kadi designated as UN Environment Programme Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Fashion in West Asia

Renowned Lebanese designer Rami Kadi has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme’s Sustainable Fashion Programme in West Asia The apparel industry is the second-largest water-consuming industry in the world, consuming 215 trillion litres of water per year[1] UNEP’s sustainable fashion programme in West Asia aims to promote sustainable consumption and production

UN-Habitat and Lebanon’s Real Estate Syndicate join forces to repair houses damaged by the Beirut Blast

Beirut, 2 November 2020. Almostthree months after the Beirut Port explosions, UN-Habitat continues its effort to support families affected by the blast to return and repair their homes. UN-Habitat and the Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon (REAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner and collaborate in repairing houses damaged by the Beirut Port

UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals a strong call for action on inequalities and climate change, as well as more solidarity

In January 2020, the United Nations launched the global consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. Through surveys and dialogues, it asked people about their hopes and fears for the future – representing the UN’s most ambitious effort to date to understand expectations of international cooperation and of the UN in particular. It is also the

Decisive Action and Change Needed to Reform and Rebuild a Better Lebanon

Beirut Explosion Caused Up to US$4.6 Billion in Damages to Infrastructure and Physical Assets, according to New Assessment WASHINGTON, August 30, 2020—A new damage and needs assessment following the August 4 explosion that rocked the city of Beirut calls for building back a better Lebanon based on the principles of transparency, inclusion and accountability to

Media Advisory sent on behalf of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (OHCHR)

Beirut, 05 August 2020 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (OHCHR) wishes to inform all media outlets and concerned authorities that an individual named Haytham Abou Said who claims to be “Representative of the Office of the Middle East Commissioner of the International Commission for Human Rights

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Assesses Immediate Response and Support Needed Following Beirut Blast

Beirut, 6 August 2020 — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi expressed her heartfelt condolences and best wishes for the speedy recovery of the injured on behalf of the humanitarian actors in Lebanon following the terrible loss of life, significant injuries and massive damage to infrastructure caused

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