The United Nations system in Lebanon released its annual report for the year 2020, committing once again to scale up its efforts to help Lebanon and its people to recover from its multi-faceted crises and ‘Build Back Better’, a press release stated on Wednesday.
Below is the full text released by the United Nations Information Centres (UNIC):
Through inspiring people’s stories and the ongoing commitment of the UN Country Team and its long-standing partners, the ‘2020 UN Lebanon Annual Results Report’ summarizes the results achieved throughout 2020, after four consecutive years of the implementation of the United Nations Strategic Framework for Lebanon 2017–2020 (UNSF). The UNSF outlines the UN’s common vision and expected contribution to support Lebanon’s political, human rights, humanitarian and development priorities as well as the country’s security.
“2020 was an exceptionally challenging year for Lebanon, marked by a series of socio-economic and political hardships that wreaked havoc on the people of Lebanon and continue to submerge the country with unprecedented challenges. Despite the scale of these challenges, UN Lebanon continues to support the people and commits to defend their rights to dignity, peace and justice,” said Najat Rochdi, UN Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon.