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Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency projects

A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

The appeal to Member States to close gaps in vaccine coverage follows the previously announced news that an estimated 110,000 people died from the highly infectious but easily preventable disease in 2017.

UN Special Coordinator Jan Kubis Meets Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis met today with His Excellency Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri at Ain El-Tineh, following his arrival in the country on Monday.

“We had a good discussion on the strategic priorities of Lebanon and the UN in the coming period, including to safeguard Lebanon’s peace, security and stability,” Mr. Kubis said. The Special Coordinator underlined to the Speaker that “the UN is in Lebanon, for Lebanon, with Lebanon in line with its mandate.”

UNESCO Beirut and UNIC bring together five radio channels in Lebanon to mark together World Radio Day

On 14 January 2013, the United Nations General Assembly formally endorsed UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day. During its 67th Session, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 13 February, the day United Nations Radio was established in 1946, as World Radio Day.

Radio has been widely recognized by the UNESCO as a low-cost and powerful communication tool to reach out to all people, even the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including persons with disabilities, women, youth and the poor.

“I Green Beirut” - Phase II culminates in three winners presenting sustainable, artistic projects for Greener Beirut

Under the patronage of the Municipality of Beirut, and in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), Junior Chamber International- Lebanon had organized an award-winning ceremony of phase two of “I Green Beirut” competition in downtown Beirut. The event is a culmination of a green landscape and art competition in Beirut, launched in August 2018 by JCI Lebanon, which consists of a call for creative design and artistic solutions that contribute to the development of Beirut’s Green public spaces.

Confidence-building measures continue in new Yemen prisoner-swap talks

Yemen’s warring sides are due to meet for fresh discussions on a prisoner exchange agreement, the UN’s Special Envoy for the war-torn country announced on Monday.

According to a statement from the Office of the UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, representatives from the Government of Yemen and the Houthi opposition, Ansar Allah, will attend at a meeting in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday.