Three hundred thousand Dollars funding from the Swiss Embassy to support the “Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee”

26 Nov 2011

 The UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Marta  Ruedas, the Ambassador of the Switzerland in Lebanon, H.E. Ms. Ruth Flint and the LPDC President Me. Maya Majzoub signed an Agreement to support the UNDP project “Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for a total amount of 300 thousand dollars. The ceremony took place on Friday 26th of November at 9:30am at the Swiss Embassy premises in Ashrafieh (Bourj El Ghazal building, 14th floor).

The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. This project represents the second phase of support 2010-2012 that UNDP is providing to the Government of Lebanon in the aim of strengthening the capacity of the LPDC to develop and implement a comprehensive policy on the Palestinian refugee issues, with a view to improving their living conditions.

 

In particular, the project will strengthen the provision of technical and policy advice to the Government of Lebanon and the LPDC, in the form of the establishment of a Secretariat, with a clearer focus on legal reforms concerning the civil rights of Palestinian refugees and security/access issues.