UN-Habitat and the Republic of Korea in Lebanon sign a US$ 500,000 project to supply and install renewable energy solutions for public facilities in Zahle

The Republic of Korea in Lebanon and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) signed today an agreement for US$ 500,000 to implement renewable energy solutions for facilities providing public services in Zahle.

The signing ceremony was held at the Korean Embassy in Beirut and co-signed by the Korean Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Mr. Il Park, and Head of UN-Habitat Lebanon Country Programme, Taina Christiansen.

UAE celebrates first International Off-Road Day

For the first time ever, Dubai’s Offroad-Zone will bring dozens of motorists together for an action-packed day of four-wheel-drive adventures to celebrate International Off-Road Day in Sharjah.

Drivers off all abilities are invited to test their mettle in a series of action-packed obstacle courses at the XQuarry Off-Road & Adventure Park in Sharjah for International Off-Road Day on 8 October. 

Emirates Foundation signs MoU with Dubai’s Accuro in support of Ne’ma initiative to minimize food loss and waste

As part of efforts to galvanise government entities, the private sector, NGOs, and communities across the nation into action to collectively address the pressing issue of food loss and waste in the UAE across the entire supply chain, Emirates Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, earlier this year launched Ne’ma, the National Food Loss and Waste Initiative which has the intention of acting as an umbrella initiative to align and catalyze national efforts to reduce food loss and waste by 50% by 2030 in

UN-Habitat and the Embassy of Japan complete the rehabilitation of residential heritage buildings heavily damaged by the Beirut port explosion

        
The Government of Japan and the United Nations Human Settlements programme (UN-Habitat) marked today the completion of the rehabilitation of residential buildings of heritage value in the Rmeil Cluster, which were heavily affected by the Beirut port explosion.

10 unions of municipalities set to enhance planning capacities for local socioeconomic development

UN-Habitat, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the Ministry of Social Affairs held a kick-off workshop on improving planning capacities for social and economic local development, with ten unions of municipalities from across Lebanon to relaunch the activities of the UN-Habitat-led project, funded by AICS, entitled, “Support to local communities in Lebanon: Improving local socioeconomic development planning through strengthened local planning capacities at the unions/clusters of municipalities level.”

UN-Habitat and Italy sign a €2.3m project to rehabilitate public spaces within the Mar Mikhael train station and restore housing units in Beirut

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), signed a two-year agreement to rehabilitate and revitalize the public space area of Mar Mikhael railway station in Beirut and restore damaged housing units within the blast-affected area.

The signing ceremony was held at the Italian Embassy in Beirut and co-signed by Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, Nicoletta Bombardiere, and Head of UN-Habitat Lebanon Country Programme, Taina Christiansen.

MoHAP, World Health Organization host a scientific symposium on malaria control

Dr. Hussain Al Rand: UAE is making every effort to prevent any case of malaria from entering the country
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), organized a scientific symposium on malaria to discuss the latest global developments related to the illness and to review the UAE's effective strategy to prevent and control communicable diseases.

Dubai Business Women Council announces its June activities calendar

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) announced its schedule of events for the month of June, which features five training workshops and specialized seminars focusing on women's health and well-being as well as necessary business skills. The events will also explore how female entrepreneurs can improve their productivity by investing in their health and personal/professional abilities.