its establishment in Lebanon in 2007, the Italian Cooperation has worked
closely with the different UN agencies active in the country (FAO, UNDP, UNFPA,
UNESCO, ILO, IAM Bari, UNICEF, UN-Habitat, UNMAS, UNHCR, PAM, OIM), both through
the funding and/or co-funding of their initiatives and acting as a bridge
between UN agencies and the various local authorities.
the ongoing projects is the UNIDO program, CELEP -"Community Empowerment
and Livelihoods Enhancement Project", aiming to improve the
competitiveness of the cultural and creative enterprises in the South
Mediterranean countries through innovative projects addressed to new markets.
the 22,4 million of euros allocated since 2012 to the Italian Cooperation in
Lebanon as part of the response to the Syrian crisis, around 12,7 million represent
the contribution disbursed to UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, ILO and ICRC for the distribution
of basic necessity goods for the improvement of hygiene and health services,
increasing the access to education and psychosocial services and at the same
time ensuring a suitable support to the Lebanese host communities.
it’s important to highlight the collaboration with UNRWA. Such collaboration
has led to a gradual increase of the Italian commitment to improving the living
conditions of the Palestinian refugees in 12 refugee camps in the country as
well as of the Lebanese population living in the camps’ adjacent areas.
FAO (Food Agricultural Organization):
UNDP (UN Development Programme): http://www.lb.undp.org
UNFPA (UN Population Fund): http://www.unfpa.org.lb/
UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization):http://www.unesco.org/new/en/beirut/home/
UNIDO (UN Industrial Development Organization): http://www.un.org.lb/Subpage.aspx?pageid=50
ILO (International Labour Organization): http://www.ilo.org.lb/
IAM Bari: http://www.iamb.it/
UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund): http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/lebanon.html
UN Habitat: http://unhabitat.org/lebanon/
UNMAS (UN Mine Action Service): http://www.mineaction.org/unmas
UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency): http://www.unhcr.org/pages/4a02db416.html
PAM (World Food Programme): http://www.un.org.lb/Subpage.aspx?pageid=395
IOM (International Organization for Migration): http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home.html