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UNEP Digital Transformation Conference for Environmental Sustainability

UNEP Digital Transformation Conference for Environmental Sustainability

Manama, Bahrain 16 September 2021– The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia hosted the first-ever Digital Transformation Conference for Environmental Sustainability in West Asia on the 15th and 16th of September in a virtual setting, showcasing the application of advanced technologies in pursuit of achieving environmental sustainability, focusing on the West


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

Awareness and Empowerment session organized in Lebanon on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2021 – Beirut, Lebanon Marking World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TiP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Lebanon organized an initiative, in collaboration with Caritas Lebanon and Legal Action Worldwide (LAW), engaging 96 migrants with the aim of raising awareness

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

Beirut, July 28, 2021 – The Consultative Group of the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) held its second meeting yesterday. The 3RF Consultative Group consists of the Government of Lebanon, Lebanese civil society, the European Union, United Nations, the World Bank and international donors. Together they monitor progress and give strategic direction to the

The UN hosts a virtual dialogue to inform ground-breaking UN Summit on the Future of Food in Lebanon

The dialogue was held under the patronage of Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi and Lebanese MP Ms. Inaya Ezzeddine, with the active participation of several UN agencies, funds, programmes and regional commissions operating in Lebanon, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

From Beirut to Milan, United Nations launches series of timely conversations on local solutions to global challenges

#SDGLIVE What is the prospect for long-lasting peace in Lebanon as we near the first anniversary of the Beirut bombing? How can communities in Southern Madagascar recover and build resilience to climate change-induced drought and food insecurity? How can good, reliable data help achieve sustainable development? How do we foster a culture of sustainability through

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

Lebanon: Escalating crisis puts children at risk as the majority of families cannot afford to meet the basic needs of their children – UNICEF

“More and more families are being forced to resort to negative coping measures, including skipping meals, sending their children to work in often hazardous conditions, or marrying off their young daughters” – Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative BEIRUT, 1 July 2021 – Children in Lebanon are bearing the brunt of one of the world’s worst economic

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