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Population and Development

UNFPA Lebanon strengthens data systems in support of policy, programme development and access to reproductive health and women’s empowerment services.

In Lebanon, UNFPA supported the first national population survey in 1993 after the end of the Lebanese Civil War. It also developed the first population ATLAS, the Population Policy, and two national health surveys in 1994 and 2004. The office assesses the capacities of the Central Administration of Statistics, has conducted over 50 research studies on various population-related issues, and supported a mission to assess the feasibility of conducting a population census in Lebanon.

UNFPA Lebanon also developed a national report on Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and contributed to the rollout of the SDGs. The office works extensively on aging and elderly rights, developing the National Ageing Strategy and standards for elderly institutions.