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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard a lot about global solidarity. Unfortunately, words by themselves will not end the pandemic – or curb the impact of the climate crisis. Now is the moment to show what solidarity means in practice. As G20 Finance Ministers meet in Venice, they face three crucial solidarity

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


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