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7 July 2020
Press Release
COVID 19 is not over

Institutions from UN Lebanon, the Lebanese government and the civil society urge all individuals and sectors to strengthen the preventive measures against COVID-19

The UN and partners launch a campaign to raise awareness on the need to prevent the spread of the virus and #StaySAFE   July 7, 2020. Beirut, Lebanon.- More than 30 partners including UN Lebanon,... Read more

30 June 2020
Without urgent action, the situation for women and girls could worsen. Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan.

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

18 June 2020

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 19 June 2020 Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our... Read more

11 June 2020

UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United Nations Population Fund will explore with journalists and experts the impact of lockdowns and curfews on... Read more

29 May 2020
Press Release

UN in Lebanon scales up efforts to respond to key gender issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Friday, 29 May 2020 (United Nations) – In Lebanon, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the country at a time of instability. In this context, its secondary effects on domestic violence, the gender gap in... Read more

28 May 2020

Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights of all people who menstruate. See a version of this article on UNICEF' s... Read more

7 May 2020
Press Release

UN and partners in Lebanon launch an Emergency Appeal requesting for US$350 million to respond to the immediate impact of COVID-19

Beirut, 7 May 2020 – Today, following consultations with the government and international partners, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim and humanitarian partners are launching the... Read more

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

28 April 2020

Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancies expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning to take shape, but experts estimate the human cost could be extraordinary. The economic and physical... Read more

14 April 2020

Open letter from the regional directors of UNDP, UNWOMEN, UNPFA and ESCWA in the Arab states

At the beginning of this week, the United Nations Secretary-General issued an appeal to stop violence everywhere including violence in the home. As Directors of the four United Nations Agencies who... Read more