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UN relief chief urges Security Council to back aid delivery, more funding for millions of Syrians hit by harsh weather

With people in Syria “suffering a cold, hard winter”, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Wednesday appealed for international funding, backed by UN Security Council support for safe aid delivery, to alleviate the conditions faced by millions struggling for survival amidst rain, snowfall and freezing temperatures across the still war-torn nation.  

Launch of the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Personnel by the Lebanese Armed Forces in cooperation with OHCHR

Under the patronage of the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander in Chief, General Joseph Aoun, the Lebanese Armed Forces launched today the Code of Conduct for the Army in cooperation with the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

 

Acting UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel Remarks after Meeting President Michel Aoun

I just finished my last meeting with His Excellency President Michel Aoun. It was, as always, an honour to meet him and to thank him for Lebanon having hosted me for the last 14 months before I end my mission as the Acting Special Coordinator for the United Nations in Lebanon.

 

Climate change recognized as ‘threat multiplier’, UN Security Council debates its impact on peace

As climate change is increasingly recognized as a “threat multiplier” by scientists, political representatives, and civil society across the world, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Friday to discuss its concrete impact on peace and security, and focus on tangible ways to diminish the effects of global warming.

UN chief urges top digital tech panel to come up with ‘bold, innovative ideas’ for an 'inclusive' future

Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of international cyber-attacks while promoting the advantages of digital technology, amid a call by the UN chief for “bold, innovative ideas”.

In his appeal to a UN panel of experts led by philanthropist Melinda Gates and Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Secretary-General António Guterres called on its members to reflect on the risks and benefits of our digital age – the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution.

New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe, inclusive’ schools for all children

The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that is calling for all children to have access to a "safe, inclusive” learning environment.

UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut and Arab Thought Foundation launch second phase of “Tarbiyah21 Platform”

The UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States- Beirut, in cooperation with the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF), launched the second phase of “Tarbiyah21 Platform - Partnership for Educational Development” initiative, an Arab online platform that aims to enhance the skills of teachers and improve the quality of teaching and learning in the Arab region, through electronic publishing, reinforcement of teaching methods and the promotion latest educational practices.