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Launch of "Karama-Beirut Human Rights Film Festival"- 3rd Edition In cooperation with UN and Embassies of Switzerland, Czech Republic and Netherlands

  The Lebanese NGO “Art Factory 961” launched today the third edition of "Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival" under the theme “Free the Word,” at a press conference held at Metropolis, Empire Sofil.  The festival, held in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut) and the embassies of Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands in Lebanon, runs from 17 to 20 July 2018 at Metropolis Empire Sofil.

“I feel your pain: #ShareYourHair” UNIC Beirut and Public Matters NGO Launch Hair Donation Drive

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut joined hands with Public Matters NGO to launch an awareness campaign and hair donation drive through a video entitled “I feel your pain.” The initiative was in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Information and Ministry of Public Health.

2018 UN Card

The 2018 edition of The UN Card brings you an update to 10 actions of the UN that show in quantifiable terms how the daily work of the UN and its agencies affects the lives of people around the globe. 

 

 

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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).