Key Initiative
Key Initiative
Take A Step towards Achieving the SDGs in Lebanon
Location
Lebanon
Status
Start: 2018-12-01
End: 2019-12-31
Status
6 SDGs
Entities
1
Implementing Partners
18
Investing Partners
18

TAKE A STEP 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action for all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. In order to make a difference, these goals aim to bring about change in peoples’ everyday lives. To support such efforts, the UN has launched ‘Take a Step’ campaign: a call to action that highlights the big impact small acts of kindness can have in the world around us. It’s time to take a step for the Lebanon we want.

Why does it matter?

Take A Step matters because it addresses six SDGs that touch upon our everyday lives, namely:

  • SDG 1 (No poverty): Poverty influences all aspects of people’s lives, from health and nutrition to shelter and education. It can negatively impact the overall economy and society dynamics. Poverty fails humanity, take a step.
  • SDG 4 (Quality education): Education helps reduce poverty, foster economic growth and even combat climate change. Quality education helps children and youth reach their full potential, become active citizens in society and shape the future of Lebanon, take a step.
  • SDG 5 (Gender equality): Women and girls play an important political, economic and social role in our society. Women and men are responsible to fight for equal rights, end abuse and eliminate discrimination towards a more developed Lebanon, take a step.
  • SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy): Our lives revolve around energy: in the lights we turn on, the air conditioning we use and even the car we drive. Affordable and clean energy benefits education, health, running our businesses and creating new jobs, take a step.
  • SDG 14 (Life below water): Oceans regulate our life, from the oxygen we breathe to the mild Mediterranean weather Lebanon is known for. If we do not help conserve our waters and the life in them, we would be risking fishermen’s incomes, destroying our coastlines and changing the Lebanon we know today, take a step.
  • SDG 16 (Peace, justice, and strong institutions): Citizens also have a key role in ensuring peace, justice and strong institutions. Informed and aware citizens can help lead to a just life, free from fear, violence and corruption, Take a Step.

How to Take a Step?

Whether it’s about how to end poverty, or educate a child, or benefit from affordable energy; in this guide, you will find simple and straightforward steps that you, your friends and those around you can take to help Lebanon have a better future. Each section in the guide has a set of 14 steps that can be easily implemented in your daily life, and which can make a difference when performed consistently and persistently.

SDG 1: No poverty

In order to help in eradicating poverty, read more below on how you can take a step or download the guide here (English and Arabic).

SDG 1: No poverty

SDG 4: Quality education

In order to help in improving education, read more below on how you can take a step or download the guide here (English and Arabic).

SDG 4: Quality education

SDG 5: Gender equality

In order to help in promoting gender equality, read more below on how you can take a step or download the guide here (English and Arabic).

SDG 5: Gender equality

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

In order to help in promoting affordable and clean energy, read more below on how you can take a step or download the guide here (English and Arabic).

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

SDG 14: Life below water

In order to help in promoting life below water, read more below on how you can take a step or download the guide here (English and Arabic).

SDG 14: Life below water

SDG 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions

In order to help in promoting peace, justice, and strong institutions, read more below on how you can take a step or download the guide here (English and Arabic).

SDG 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions

 

$4 a Day Stunt Video 

Can you go through the day with only $4? Watch this video to see how the United Nations Lebanon raised awareness on poverty in Lebanon through a marketing stunt.

Supporters

Dalia Dagher

Goal 1- No Poverty

      

Nour Arida

Goal 4- Quality Education

Ray Bassil

Goal 5- Gender Equality

      

Michael Haddad

Goal 7- Affordable and Clean Energy

Silvio Chiha

Goal 14- Life Below Water

      
   

Anthony Rahayel

Goal 16- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Best Practices report

Check out how the people of Lebanon took a step towards the realization of SDGs 1, 4, 5, 7, 14 and 16, here

Project Status
100 %
2018-12-01
2019-12-31
Key Initiative
  • United Nations
  • World Food Programme
  • World Health Organization
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • United Nations Information Centre
  • United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon
  • United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • International Organization for Migration
  • International Labor Organization
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • World Food Programme
  • World Health Organization
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • United Nations Information Centre
  • United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
  • United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • International Organization for Migration
  • International Labor Organization
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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