One Year after the Devastating Beirut Port Explosion: How did the UN observe the tragic 4th of August Day?
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Beirut blast, UN Country Team in Lebanon with diplomatic corps observe a minute of silence to honor the victims.
A year after the Beirut explosions: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
Najat Rochdi, UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon spoke to UN News about how the country has coped over the last 12 months &what the future holds
LOOKING BACK IN LEBANON: How the UN responded to multiple crises in the past year?
The United Nations system in Lebanon released on 12 May its annual report for the year 2020, outlining main results achieved by the UN with its partners.
10 September 2021
UN Women Statement in Response to Women’s Representation in New Lebanese Cabinet
07 September 2021
Happy Clean Air Blue Skies Day : A Chain Effect Organization-led discussion on this Day
06 September 2021
The Lebanon Humanitarian Fund allocates US$6 million to respond to the fuel crisis in Lebanon
The Sustainable Development Goals in Lebanon
It is regretful that Lebanon’s leaders have been unable to reach agreement on the formation of a new government in the past 10 months, which has delayed urgently needed structural reforms to address the country’s numerous challenges. This is a critical moment in Lebanon’s history. The combined magnitude, depth and multi-dimensionality of the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crises facing Lebanon is unprecedented and presents an increasingly challenging landscape for the United Nations to implement its mandates.
But ultimately the responsibility for avoiding the total collapse of Lebanon lies primarily in the hands of its leaders. UN stands by Lebanon Unfortunately, a year on from my arrival in Lebanon and the explosions which rocked Beirut shortly thereafter, the situation continues to deteriorate. The UN is developing a 12-month Emergency Response Plan that articulates collective priority responses to the critical humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable Lebanese and migrants affected by the situation; it complements the support already provided to refugees and host communities. This is not a solution. It aims at linking with and preparing the transition towards solutions to address the root causes of the crisis, which will only come from structural reforms and Government-led comprehensive and sustainable development interventions, including the implementation of a full-fledged comprehensive and inclusive Government-led social protection strategy. I have been inspired by the spirit, solidarity, and courage of the young Lebanese people. The UN will continue to stand by Lebanon as it continues on the path to recovery and ultimately fulfilling its potential. That said, the greatest capital is the human capital and Lebanon can count on its women and men. Those who pledged not to leave the country despite the situation, those who use their creativity, their entrepreneurship and their commitment to build a better Lebanon. Those are the best hope for Lebanon”. This story was produced and published by the UN News