The United Nations in Lebanon

About the United Nations in Lebanon

Lebanon's most important resource is its human element. With a median age of 33.7 and a literacy rate exceeding 95%, Lebanon takes pride in its young and educated capacities.
Photo: © UNV Lebanon 2020

Lebanon is one of the 51 founding members of the United Nations that signed the UN Charter on June 26th, 1945. Since then, the UN engagement in Lebanon has been active and uninterrupted. Today, the UN works with the Government of Lebanon and its people towards the achievement of the country’s national priorities that correspond with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In total, there are 26 UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes (UNAFPs) active on Lebanese soil, with the UN Country Team (UNCT) working on three main priorities: Peace and security; Domestic stability and effective governance; & Reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Lebanon

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Lebanon: