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  • 18 Dec 2014
    Launch of the Syria Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (2015 - 2016)

    The Syria Crisis is the largest political, humanitarian and development challenge of our time. A new approach is needed to respond to the crisis inside and outside Syria. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are jointly launching two plans that will shape the international community’s response to the Syria Crisis in the future: The Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2015-2016 (3RP).

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Central Bekaa municipalities cooperate with local civil society to develop a crisis management mechanism for their societies

    For the first time participants from Central Bekaa sat together to discuss the conflicts dynamics they are facing, as a result of the Syrian displacement and think of potential solutions to the different challenges and come up with a crisis management plan.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    Lebanon SME Strategy: A Roadmap to 2020

    With the collaboration of the Ministry of Economy and Trade and the United Nations Development Programme, the “Lebanon SME Strategy: A Roadmap to 2020” workshop was launched on the 16th of December 2014 at the Serail.

  • 15 Dec 2014
    The Prime Minister of Lebanon and the UN Deputy Secretary-General launch a Crisis Response Plan for Lebanon

    The Lebanese Prime Minister, Tamam Salam, and the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, launched today at the Grand Serail, the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan. The plan outlines the priorities of the Government and the international community for the coming two years to respond to the crisis in country.

  • 11 Dec 2014
    German Delegation visits Qabb Elias Village in the Bekaa Area

    The Deputy Minister for the German Economic Cooperation and Development Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, and the German Ambassador to Lebanon Mr. Christian Clages visited the village of Qabb Eliass in bekaa to follow up on the German funded projects through the Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP).

  • 11 Dec 2014
    Offering a new perspective on crisis management in Beirut Southern Suburbs

    “The relationship between the development and peace building is integrated and interconnected”; sums up the prominent trainer Mr. Ali Chahine, the responses of the participants to his question: “What is the relation between the development and Peace building?”

  • 09 Dec 2014
    “Break the Chain” of Corruption

    Under the patronage of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform H.E. Mr.Nabil de Freige, the Antonine University and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP celebrated the International Anti-Corruption Day at the University’s campus, Hadat-Baaba.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    Tuscany Region’s Mission in Lebanon

    The Tuscany Region Mission is the first to take place after the launching of the “Support to Integrated Service Provision at the local Level” initiative signed on September 15th 2014

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Mr. Derek Plumbly visits vegetable market construction site in Nabatieh – South Lebanon

    The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly visited the area of Nabatieh through an invitation sent to him by MP Yassin Jaber, on Friday November 21st 2014.

  • 18 Nov 2014
    The impact of the Syrian crisis on social cohesion: Facts and figures

    Since September 2014, The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” in partnership with Lebanon Support NGO is producing conflict maps and periodic conflict analysis to provide relevant data about the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon and advice the response accordingly, funded by DFID and LRF-Germany.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    The Dream Became Reality

    The municipality of Saida launched a ceremony to celebrate the removal of the Saida dumpsite on the 17th of November 2014 near the marine boulevard and for placing the foundation stone for the new public park, under the slogan “the dream became reality, the dumpsite became a garden”.

  • 11 Nov 2014
    Cedro 4 Project- Launching Ceremony

    The UNDP CEDRO project organized an official launching for its current fourth phase funded by the European Union. The Launching took place at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Water and in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Water H.E. Mr. Arthur Nazarian, the Minister Counsellor at the European Union Delegation to Lebanon Mr. Marcello Mori, the UNDP Country Director Mr. Luca Renda in addition to representatives from all beneficiary institutions.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    ALEDA launched its first Mobile Market

    Under the Patronage of UNDP, the Association of Local Economic Development Agency of Beirut Southern Suburb-(ALEDA-BSS) launched its first Mobile Market for handicraft and homemade traditional foods on Friday the 7th of November 2014

  • 22 Oct 2014
    The Waldensian Church Donates $650,000 to UNDP’s Lebanon Host Communities Support Project

    The increasing influx of refugees from Syria to Lebanon is placing an enormous pressure on the country and its people, especially those in the poorest areas, where refugee concentrations have been the greatest. International recognition to the urgent need to scale up the support to the Lebanese host communities as part of the response to the Syrian crisis has reached higher levels.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    The National Conference on Activating the National Strategy for Forest Fire Management

    On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and within the context of the National Strategy for Forest Fire Management that was approved by the Council of Ministers by virtue of Resolution No 52, dated 13 May 2009, UNDP in Lebanon, and through its Disaster Risk Management Unit (DRM) at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers..

  • 12 Oct 2014
    UNDP supports the economic territorial development in South Lebanon

    Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Akram Chehayeb and UNDP, The Local Economic Development Agency in south Lebanon (LEDA-SL) was launched on the 12th of October 2014.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    UNDP Named Global Leader in Transparency

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its "commendable performance" in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    Journalists discuss social cohesion and stereotyping in the peace building joint news supplement

    The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project organized a discussion session around the fifth issue of the Peace Building joint news supplement on Thursday 9th of October 2014 in AltCity café in Hamra. Funded by Japan, the fifth issue of the supplement was published on the 29th of September with Annahar and As-Safir newspapers and advertised on the National News Agency’s website. The English translated version was published with the Daily Star newspaper.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Supporting Municipalities to manage local challenges

    UNDP Director, Mr. Luca Renda and Mr. Simon Bojsen-Moller, EU Attache on Relief and Recovery delivered certificates to the 23 participants in the Second Cycle of Capacity Building Programme for Local Leaders from Beirut Southern Suburbs on Crisis Management & Mediation

  • 01 Oct 2014
    Palestinian Gatherings Roundtable Discussions: A first step towards a coordinated resilience –based response

    Building on the findings of the UNDP / UN-Habitat report “Profiling Deprivation: An Analysis of the Rapid Needs Assessment in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communities in Lebanon” launched last August, UNDP organized sectoral roundtable discussions for organizations active in Palestinian Gatherings in the Commodore Hotel in Beirut.