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Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”.

Noting that it was “a rare treat” to see so many young faces at the UN, to launch the new “Youth2030” strategy, UN chief António Guterres highlighted a list of challenges “the largest young generation in history” faces today.

Lebanon in SDG Media Compact Announced by UN to Raise Awareness of SDGs

New York, 23 September – The United Nations announced today the launch of the SDG Media Compact, an initiative marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were unanimously adopted by all world leaders at the United Nations in 2015. The Compact seeks to inspire media and entertainment companies around the world to leverage their resources and creative talent to advance the Goals.

 

UNIC Beirut, local partner screen movie on child abuse to launch “United against Violence” campaign

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut and LUXURY LIMITED EDITION, an international public relations company owned by Cynthia Sarkis Perros, organized on 16 September a private screening of the Avant-Premiere of the Cannes Film Festival “Jury Prize winner” Movie “Capharnaüm”.  The screening, attended by the Lebanese Minister of Culture, Heads of UN agencies in Lebanon, including the Resident Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini, and UNIC’s stakeholders from the public

Agreement over buffer zone to spare civilians in Syria’s Idlib welcomed by top UN officials

The agreement between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized buffer zone protecting civilians living in Idlib, Syria, has been welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the world body’s humanitarian chief, who called on all warring parties and countries supporting them to make it effective.

Lebanon participates in World Cleanup Day initiative

Under the umbrella of a mounting garbage crisis, this much-needed initiative served as a reminder for the Lebanese not to wait for politicians and to start taking action.

Over 25 locations in Lebanon joined World Cleanup Day, a global positive civic action taking place on Saturday for the first time who welcomed energetic volunteers joining forces to clean up public areas and beaches.