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25 November 2020
Press Release

THE UNITED NATIONS, THE SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE TASKFORCE AND THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN LAUNCH A 16-DAY CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 25 November 2020 (United Nations, SGBV TF, NCLW) - Today begins the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (25 November-10 December). On this... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

UNFPA, UNESCO and UNODC Joint Call for Proposals on Youth-led rehabilitation efforts to support local communities affected by the Beirut blast

  The Beirut blast, which occurred on the 4th of August 2020, has caused severe casualties and widespread damage at all levels. The sudden devastation came at a time when the country was already... Read more

20 October 2020
Statement

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020   A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-... Read more

10 October 2020
Statement

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020 It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.  Today, on the International Day of... Read more

10 October 2020
News

On world Mental Health day, let us not forget the psychosocial needs of the Beirut Blast victims

ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, LET US NOT FORGET THE PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS OF THE BEIRUT BLAST VICTIMS  Two months after the blast that devastated Beirut and its residents, many are still addressing their... Read more

18 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK - 17 September 2020 - A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi... Read more

6 September 2020
News
The distribution of dignity kits in Beirut. © UNFPA Lebanon

 UNFPA Helps Maintain Dignity of Women and Girls Affected by Beirut Port Blast 

A month after the Beirut Port explosion, essential needs of affected women and girls have changed. Initially, the top priority concerns were safe access to healthcare, food and shelter. Now that many... Read more

25 August 2020
News
Beirut residents receive support from a mobile medical unit run by Amel Association, with support from UNFPA. © UNFPA Lebanon

Mobile medical units deployed as Beirut health system copes after explosion

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Weeks after a horrific explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, Beirut, views of smouldering wreckage are being steadily replaced by scenes of collective action. Community members... Read more

19 August 2020
News

Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

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