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

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

Secretary-General appoints Ján Kubiš of Slovakia as Special Coordinator for Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ján Kubiš of Slovakia as his Special Coordinator for Lebanon. Mr. Kubiš succeeds Acting Special Coordinator Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedication and leadership of UNSCOL. Mr. Kubiš, who served as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations

Commencement of the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment Arab Environment Ministers Meet in Jordan to Prepare for Upcoming United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4)

Date: 9-10 January 2019 Venue: Crown Plaza, Dead Sea, Jordan West Asia Office/ United Nations Environment Programme, 8 January 2019 Under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister, Dr. Omar Alrazzaz, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is hosting the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, during the period

UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION SERVICE VIENNA (UNIS)

7 January 2019 Human trafficking a tool for armed groups to finance activities, boost recruitment: UNODC report VIENNA, 7 January (UN Information Service) — Armed groups are using human trafficking as a strategy to finance activities or increase their workforce in conflicts around the world, according to a report released today by the United Nations

UN Marks 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Beirut Arab University

Beirut, 12 December 2018 —Under the theme “A Defender for a Right”, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut) and Beirut Arab University (BAU), organized a special ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of

Stand up for human rights and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights

Beirut, 10 December 2018 – Today, we mark the 70th anniversary of an extraordinary document, the Universal Declaration for Human Rights. Recognized worldwide, the Universal Declaration is a text of fundamental principles and common universal values that was born 70 years ago out of a desire to prevent actions that “outraged the conscience of mankind”.

We can still save the Litani River

“I don’t want the cancer to kill me” protestors chanted earlier this month in the Bekaa village of Houch El Rafqah. The pollution levels of the Litani River have reached disastrous levels in recent months, causing widespread concerns about their impact on the health of local populations. The Litani River used to be one of

The United Nations and the National Commission for Lebanese Women Launch a 16-Day Campaign to End Child Marriage

25 November 2018 Beirut, Lebanon Sunday, 25 November 2018 (United Nations, NCLW) — Today marks the beginning of the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (25 November-10 December). On this occasion, the United Nations System in Lebanon, and the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) are launching a joint campaign aimed at

Lebanese Students receive “UN Aware-Phase II Certificates”

Beirut, 19 November 2018 (UN Information Centre in Beirut) — The United Nations Information Centre in Beirut, in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU) and World Youth Alliance-Middle East (WYAME) non-governmental organization, convened a ceremony to distribute “UN Aware-Phase II” Certificates to Lebanese

Ceremony to distribute “UN Aware” Phase II Certificates to Lebanese Public Schools and to launch phase III in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Beirut, 18 November 2018 (UN Information Centre in Beirut) — The United Nations Information Centre in Beirut is holding a press conference on Monday 19 November 2018 at 10 AM to distribute UN Certificates to public schools that took part in an outreach activity, entitled “UN Aware – Phase II” on the work and priorities of

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