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Targeted support, reconstruction needed as displaced Iraqis return and rebuild their lives, urges UN agency

Iraqi civilians, driven from their homes in fear by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, Da’esh), are now starting to make their way back home after the terrorist group has been uprooted from its bastions in the country, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported.

‘There is no plan B,’ says Guterres, reiterating UN’s commitment to two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

After over a century of hostilities including 50 years of continued military occupation, Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace, a United Nations special envoy said on Tuesday, warning that even as many in the region have lost hope for positive change, the enemies of peace are growing more confident by the day.

UNIC Beirut celebrates World Radio Day with leading Lebanese Radio Stations

On 13 February 2018, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut celebrated World Radio Day with three leading radio stations in Lebanon: Radio One, Voice of Lebanon, and Radio Delta.

Radio One dedicated its morning show to the Day. UNIC Beirut provided reference material for broadcast and the show’s anchor started with a brief historical background.

Syria: Civilians killed on ‘horrific scale’ as conflict begins spilling across borders

The conflict in Syria is now spilling over the country’s borders amid increased military intervention from multiple sources, a senior United Nations mediator said on Wednesday, warning that civilians are being killed on a horrific scale and the crisis is at one of the most “dangerous and worrying moments” in over four years.

Minister Riachy inks Memorandum of Understanding with UN Information Centre in Beirut

Lebanese Minister of Information, Melhem Riachy, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), represented by its Director Margo Helou. The MoU outlines a framework for a one-year media partnership aimed at promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon. The signing ceremony was attended by representatives of United Nations agencies operating in Lebanon and media representatives.