Launching of Flood Risk Assessment and Mapping for LebanonNov 26, 2015In the presence of Minister of Information H.E. Mr. Ramzi Jreij, United Nations Development Programme Country Director Mr. Luca Renda, Secretary General of the Higher Council of Defense General Mohamad Kheir, Head of National Council for Scientific Research Remote Sensing Center Dr. Ghaleb Faour, The UNDP Disaster Risk Management Unit at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, in collaboration with The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) of Lebanon launched the “Flood Risk Assessment and Mapping for Lebanon”, on Wednesday 25th of November, at the Grand Serail- Beirut.
Dr. Salwa Ghaddar Younes Ambassador NominationNov 25, 2015The United Nations Development Programme appointed Dr. Salwa Ghaddar Younes as the Ambassador of the “Together Towards Sustainable Development” initiative (T2SD) on November 20th, 2015, at “Eau De Vie”- Phoenicia Hotel.
Workshops on the Management of Environmental, Social, Health and Safety Impacts of the Oil and Gas SectorOct 19, 2015The Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in Lebanon (SODEL) Project, has organized a four-day training workshop entitled “Towards More Sustainable Oil and Gas Projects and Development” from the 13th to 16th of October 2015 at the Riviera Hotel in Beirut.
New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives phase 2 - Call for ProposalsOct 15, 2015Within the New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development partnership initiative of UNDP and The Coca-Cola Company, UNDP Lebanon requests proposals from Country Offices of other UN agencies that are members of UN Development Group, civil society organizations (NGOs, CBOs), development cooperatives, village cooperatives, village development cooperatives, agricultural cooperatives, unions, regional development agencies, regional development unions or capacity development institutes/centers, to implement innovative projects in the following intervention areas:
UNDP host Social Good Summit in Beirut 2015Oct 1, 2015Social Good Summit 2015 held for the past four years is the place where global leaders, NGO representatives, journalists, bloggers, activists, representatives of political parties and a large number of youngsters, meet to discuss big ideas and find solutions for our greatest challenges.
Lebanon submits its Climate Action Plan ahead of the Paris Agreement: 30% of Emission Reduction by 2030 PlannedSep 30, 2015Lebanon has submitted its climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ahead of the new universal climate change agreement which will be reached at the UN climate conference in Paris in December 2015.
“Religious incitement and hate speech in News Media Coverage”Sep 28, 2015Funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through KfW, Maharat Foundation in cooperation with the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project launched the second study in the context of monitoring the implementation of the “Journalists’ Pact for strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon.”
The Role of UNDP in the Solid Waste ManagementSep 25, 2015UNDP, through staff and consultants chosen for their integrity and professional expertise, provides technical advice to the Lebanese government whenever requested. In 2010, UNDP´s technical cooperation in the area of solid waste management focused exclusively on the elaboration of a long-term strategy based on the “waste-to-energy” approach, environmentally sound and widely adopted worldwide, which was endorsed by the Council of Ministers in September 2010 (Decision 55). This document made no reference to existing or future contractors
DRM unit kicks off HNS workshop at Riviera HotelSep 15, 2015The UNDP Disaster Risk Management Unit at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, within the collaboration framework between the project and the Euromed PPRD (Prevention, Preparedness, and Response to natural and man-made Disasters) South II Program, kicked off on Monday 14 September 2015, a “Host Nation Support (HNS) course” -- a training course aimed at improving prevention and preparedness for disaster risks.
Launch of the Energy Awareness AwardsSep 14, 2015Under the patronage of his Excellency, the Minister of Information Mr. Ramzi Jreij, and in the presence of United Nations Development Program Country Director in Lebanon Mr. Luca Renda, President of IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) Mr. Toni Issa, and the UNDP Assistant Resident Representative Mr. Edgard Chehab, and representatives from social, economic and environmental organizations, The UNDP and IPTEC launched the Energy Awareness Awards, on Friday September 11 2015, 9 A.M., at Le Royal Hotel Dbayeh, as part of the Beirut Energy Forum.
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