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SDGs and UNESCO Clubs: Vibrant Discussion with University Students in Lebanon

The American University of Science and Technology in Zahle (AUST-Zahle) located in the Bekaa, eastern Lebanon, organized a two-hour lecture for their International Affairs students, in coordination with the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO and the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut, to lay the grounds for the creation of a UNESCO club on campus. 

Marginalized voices must be ‘included and amplified’ in digital technology space: UN Chief

New thinking is needed to better address deep gender gaps in access to digital technologies, seek out networks of the increasingly active elderly population, and support young people facing a rapidly transforming labour market, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told delegates on Monday, at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), hosted in Paris by the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

When nations work together, hope prevails and collective solutions can be found - UN chief tells Peace Forum, marking World War centenary in Paris

From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. 

UN in Lebanon celebrates UN Day artistically in a cultural milieu

On 24 October, hundreds of people converged on “Beit Beirut” (Beirut’s House), a museum and urban cultural center that symbolizes Lebanon’s civil war, where the UN System in Lebanon celebrated UN Day this year. In an Open Day format, the public had the chance to mingle with UN staff and officials from the various 25 agencies operating in Lebanon and were introduced to their vast programmes and priorities in Lebanon that were exquisitely exhibited in the area under the One UN umbrella.

Data experts gather to find solutions to world’s biggest challenges at UN Forum

International data sectors from national statistical offices, the private sector, NGOs, academia and international and regional organizations are gathering in Dubai from Monday to Wednesday, in a bid to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The experts will launch innovative solutions to improve data on migration, health, gender and many other key areas of sustainable development at the second annual Forum, which takes place at the Madinat Jumeirah Convention Center.

Restoring prospect of peace in Middle East is ‘our shared responsibility’ UN envoy tells Security Council

Violence is on the rise in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israeli authorities are continuing to demolish and confiscate Palestinian-owned homes and property, in contravention of international law, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East Peace Process said on Thursday.