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United Nations Human Rights assists Lebanon in submitting the national report before the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

United Nations Human Rights assists Lebanon in submitting the national report before the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review

Beirut. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Middle East and North Africa (OHCHR-MENA) inaugurated today a discussion forum for the members of the national mechanism for reporting and follow up (NMRF) in preparation for the submission of Lebanon to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review in 2020. The

World Health Day Health for All

Beirut – 7 April 2019 – Today, on World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) call upon all individuals and communities to advocate for their right to health care. The theme of this year’s World Health Day is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which encompasses the right for

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NCB wants more done to ensure pain relief medicine reaches all those who need it and warns of dangers of non-medical cannabis developments

In its 2018 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board: – expresses concern about legislative developments on the non-medical use of cannabis, which contravene the drug control conventions, and which pose a risk to health; – warns of risks of poorly controlled medical cannabis programmes which may have a negative impact on public health and

UN Security Council Press Statement on Lebanon

Security Council Press Statement on Lebanon 8 February 2019 The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement on 31 January 2019 of the formation of a national unity government in Lebanon, and congratulated Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his Cabinet. They welcomed the nomination of four women in the new governmentincluding as Interior Minister for

UNICEF and partners are providing urgent relief support to protect around 40,000 children at risk of the latest winter storms in Lebanon

   Beirut, 16 January 2019 – Devastation generated by the latest storms across Lebanon have left vulnerable children relocated and in need of protection and warmth, especially refugee children. UNICEF with partners, in close coordination with UNHCR and other UN agencies and the government, started immediate response last week to meet the needs of the

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