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Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon and UNRWA Director in Lebanon visit Rashidieh Palestine Refugee Camp

The Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Pernille Dahler Kardel and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon.    

Ms. Kardel and Mr. Cordone met with representatives of Palestinian factions and Popular Committees of Rashidieh and discussed with them the situation in the camp on the political, social and economic situation in the camp.

Rise in number of children killed, maimed and recruited in conflict: UN report

More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflict last year while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the United Nations reported on Wednesday.

These violations contributed to the overall rise in the number of children globally affected by fighting in 2017, as documented in the annual report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC).

As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief hopes end of driving ban creates more opportunities for kingdom’s women and girls

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and expressed his hope that ending the prohibition will generate more new opportunities for women in the Kingdom.

‘Worst devastation I have seen,’ says UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie, as she visits West Mosul

After visiting the shattered streets of West Mosul over the weekend, the long-standing United Nations Refugee Agency envoy, Angelina Jolie, said that she had never seen such devastation, in her 17-years of working in the field.

Mosul was liberated by an Iraqi government-led coalition last July, just over three years after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL (also known as Da'esh) seized Iraq’s second city, and following an intense battle which lasted for months.

On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land

Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said.

In a statement marking the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said that everyone needed to recognize the true value of land.

Two art exhibitions on the occasions of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

On the occasions of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, observed annually on 6 and 8 June respectively, “Believe in Lebanon” NGO, represented by its founder Colette Haddad, launched two art exhibitions in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), ATCL Club and Octopus Team that includes water divers. The exhibitions were held under the patronage of Minister of Culture Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Tourism Avedis Guidanian, and Minister of Environment Tarek Al-Khatib.