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UN human rights expert to visit Lebanon to assess poverty

UN human rights expert to visit Lebanon to assess poverty

GENEVA (27 October 2021) – The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, will undertake a human rights fact-finding mission to Lebanon from 1 to 12 November 2021 to examine the Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty in the country. “Lebanon is going through one of the worst economic crises in world

The United Nations Observes the 76th Anniversary at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Dubai, New York (October 23, 2021) 24 October will be observed as the United Nations “Honor Day” at Expo 2020 in Dubai. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will join the ceremony in person and deliver opening remarks. Ms. Mohammed will join dignitaries from the Government of the United Arab Emirates and Expo leadership, the

Governments’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.   The report, first launched in 2019, measures the gap between governments’ planned production of coal, oil, and gas and the global

UN-Habitat launches new regional project to increase the resilience of displaced persons and host communities in Lebanon & Jordan in addressing climate change-related water challenges

Beirut, 21 October 2021. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Arab States and Lebanon Country Programme together with the Lebanese Ministry of Environment, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UN ESCWA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a regional project aimed at increasing the capacity

RDCL hosts a high-profile international delegation from the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Bank

The Business leaders association in Lebanon RDCL hosts a high-profile international delegation from the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Bank. Beirut, October 7, 2021: The Lebanese Business leaders association hosted an international delegation comprising the Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon, Mr. Ralph Tarraf, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UN

UN: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Struggle to Survive Amid Worst Socio-economic Crisis in Decades

Beirut, LEBANON) 29 September 2021 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are deeply concerned about the rapid deterioration in the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Almost the entire Syrian refugee population cannot afford the survival minimal expenditure basket (SMEB)[2]. Lebanon’s

Statement by Dr Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

Provision of fuel to maintain critical health and WASH services Beirut 23 September 2021 – Dr Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, is announcing the start of the delivery of fuel to critical healthcare and water institutions across Lebanon to ensure continuous provision of services to the most vulnerable populations

QF TO HOST EDUCATION-FOCUSED VIRTUAL EVENTS AT UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND GLOBAL GOALS WEEK

QF will bring together experts in the fields of progressive education and sustainability to open up a worldwide conversation Doha, Qatar, September 17, 2021: Qatar Foundation will be bringing together expert voices in a global discussion on two key global themes – education and sustainability – at the 76th Session of the United Nations General

The Lebanon Humanitarian Fund allocates US$6 million to respond to the fuel crisis in Lebanon

Beirut, 6 September 2021 – The United Nation’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Najat Rochdi, announced a US$6 million allocation from the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) to ensure the continuation of critical health care services affected by the ongoing fuel crisis in the country. This will complement a $4 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issues findings on Lebanon and Netherlands

GENEVA (1 September 2021) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has issued its findings on Lebanon and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the two States parties which it examined during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country’s implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of

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