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الأمم المتحدة تكرّم خليل داوود رئيس مجلس الإدارة والمدير العام لشركة ليبان بوست
Sep 24, 2018

كرّمت الأمم المتحدة في مقرها في نيويورك خليل داوود رئيس مجلس الإدارة والمدير العام لشركة ليبان بوست لدوره في تعزيز المساواة بين الرجل والمرأة والدمج الإقتصادي لمختلف فئات المجتمع. داوود هو من بين عشرة رواد حول العالم لأهداف التنمية المستدامة كرّمتهم الأمم المتحدة لنجاحهم في تحقيق هذه الأهداف من خلال شركاتهم وإلهامهم الآخرين للإنضمام الى هذا […]

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Changemaker Festival
Sep 10, 2018

In partnership with GCNL, Hult Prize hosted its very first Changemaker festival, showcasing the intersection of education, youth, entrepreneurship and impact to stimulate practical and sustainable action and social impact. This event hosted 3,000 youth, 200 top decision makers, and more than 50 leading corporations. To raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals, GCNL held […]

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Enhancing Diversity within Organizations – HR Workshop
Aug 30, 2018

In partnership with ProAbled team, GCNL hosted an HR Training workshop to create an intensive educational experience about people with disabilities in the Lebanese workplace. Based on the UN Global Compact’s Human Rights and Labour principles and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, this workshop brought together HR managers from leading companies in Lebanon to discuss equal opportunity […]

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New Goal Leaders
Aug 28, 2018

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production Mr. Mohamed Choucair, Chairman of Federation of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon is now the exceptional champion of SDG 12. Mr. Choucair is committed to changing the consumption and production of goods and resources and the disposal of toxic wastes and pollutants, moving Lebanon closer to the 2030 agenda. SDG […]

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New Guidance for Companies to Report their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals: Business Reporting on the SDGs
Aug 24, 2018

A new practical guide was launched by UNGC and GRI to enable companies to better measure and report their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new publication, Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide, helps companies of all sizes to prioritize SDG targets to act on, set related business objectives, and measure […]

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Single Organizing Idea (SOI®) Workshop
Aug 23, 2018

Under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and e-EcoSolutions with the strategic support of Berytech, the Order of Engineers & Architects of Beirut, UNDP, GCNL, USJ, and the French Institute in Lebanon organized a press conference to launch the First Urb-Hackathon in Lebanon, under the theme

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Official Launch of ProAbled
Aug 23, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) at the American University of Beirut where I presented on one of my favorite topics, “Humanizing Analytics; Putting Society at the Center of AI Innovation“. Attending this event…

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The Global Social Venture Competition
Aug 23, 2018

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a global competition founded by UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Berytech, affiliated to St Joseph University (USJ), and member of the GCNL network, is the regional partner of this competition.

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GCNL and UNDP animate a joint conversation on Anti-Corruption
Aug 23, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) in collaboration with UNDP organized a joint workshop, on February 12, 2018, that was hosted at AUB to discuss the latest developments on the national scene in relation to a topic that has attracted exponential attention in Lebanon over the recent period, namely the fight against corruption in Lebanon in the context of UNDP’s “Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries” project.

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Meeting with SDG 16 Goal Leader
Aug 23, 2018

A delegation from GCNL consisting of Dr. Dima Jamali, President, Ms. Dina Harake, Executive Director and Dr. Hasan Youness, Strategic Advisor visited the champion of SDG 16, Mr. Talal Shair, the chairman and CEO of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants, where they conducted an in-depth review of progress regarding SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. (picture […]

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Meeting with UN Women
Aug 18, 2018

GCNL’s executive director, Ms. Dina Harake met with UN Women to discuss potential collaborations for enhancing gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, and protection within the private sector, including the companies that are members in the GCNL.  In this respect, GCNL and UN Women are discussing the modality for this cooperation and have already identified the […]

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Nawaya Talks: The Untold Stories of Youth in Lebanon
Aug 07, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon in partnership with Nawaya Network team held “Nawaya Talks: The Untold Stories of Youth in Lebanon,” an inspiring and touching night of storytelling. This event brought together youth that have endured and overcame significant obstacles and harsh circumstances that made them leaders and motivators for youth in Lebanon and around the […]

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SDG 9 Focus Group
Jul 31, 2018

Following the success of our previous focus groups, our fourth topic was based on SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure focus group that was held at the American University of Beirut, where Mr. Marwan Hayek CEO of Alfa and SDG 9 Goal Leader opened the discussion. The aim behind the focus group was to discuss, improve […]

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Reporting Matters: COP/COE Workshop
Jul 25, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon held a COP/COE workshop for its network members. To begin the workshop, Dr. Dima Jamali, the president of GCNL, expressed her gratitude for the availability of resources from UN Global Compact, and the importance of making use of those resources and sustaining connectivity between the network members. The workshop’s speaker, Ms. […]

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Beirut Lighthouse in Lights & Colours Grand Opening Ceremony
Jul 06, 2018

Under the patronage of H.E Prime Minister Mr. Saad Hariri, The Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) in partnership with The Light House Keepers NGO, unveiled the newly painted Lighthouse of Beirut. H.E Minister Youssef Fenianos, Member of Parliament Dr.Dima Jamali and Mr.Fouad Makhzoumi, Director General of Land and Maritime Transport, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Quaisi as […]

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New initiative launched in Lebanon for rural women skilled in handicrafts
May 31, 2018

The newly created initiative SheMinLebnen, supported by The Blessing Foundation in partnership with UN Women and the UN Global Compact, aims to support rural women skilled in handicrafts to develop their expertise, create products and then sell them in Lebanon and to the world through an online platform. On May 2, 2018, HE Mr. Saad […]

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Sustainable Minds Competition
Apr 20, 2018

Global Compact Network Lebanon in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), hosted the closing ceremony of the 2nd edition of “Sustainable Minds” at Hostler Auditorium, AUB. The competition aimed at introducing Lebanese school students to the 10 UN Global Compact principles and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and reinforcing the students’ […]

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Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) @ the American University of Beirut
Mar 17, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) at the American University of Beirut where I presented on one of my favorite topics, “Humanizing Analytics; Putting Society at the Center of AI Innovation“. Attending this event was a great experience both personally and professionally. On a professional level, the event was […]

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UNGC launched the Anti-Corruption Action Report
Feb 12, 2018

The UN Global Compact, together with its partners, reached a significant milestone in closing two three-year long projects to advance Anti-Corruption Collective Action. Projects were anchored in the Tenth Principle of the UN Global Compact as well as Goal 16, specifically target 16.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is an urgent call for Governments and businesses everywhere to collaborate […]

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Anti-Corruption Phase II
Feb 12, 2018

Following GCNL’s commitment to anti-corruption as a priority for its work, and under the SDG agenda, and in particularly SDG 16, GCNL cooperated with UNDP’s regional project on Anti-Corruption and integrity in the Arab countries: (ACIAC) to host the 2nd phase of the Anti- Corruption Initiative. GCNL members were informed of the latest developments in […]

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GCNL launches ProAbled platform and hosts discussion on sustainable development goals in Lebanon
Jan 31, 2018

The United Nations Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) held the 4th edition of the Lebanon Collaboration for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where best practices related to advancing the SDGs in Lebanon were discussed, building primarily on private sector and social entrepreneurial initiative. The event also highlighted several ongoing efforts and partnerships that are […]

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Single Organizing Idea
Oct 27, 2017

GCNL hosted a workshop delivered by Mr. Neil Gaught with the aim of helping participants and companies better position themselves for the future by identifying, defining and bringing to life their SOI. This workshop extended knowledge into the rapidly changing attitudes towards business and its role in society in the context of the SDG’s, demonstrated the […]

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MENA regional network meeting
Oct 10, 2017

The meeting served as a platform where UN Global Compact in New York presented the global updates and allowed for a dialogue between headquarters and Local Networks especially on how to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.

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PRME
Oct 09, 2017

“The conference brought together close to 500 participants from all over the MENA including many deans and directors of business schools, as well as researchers, teachers, and the academic community who attended the event to discuss the future of responsible management education and its contributions to achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.” (UNPRME) A […]

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Tech for Cause
Sep 25, 2017

In collaboration with Arabia GIS, GCNL held a workshop targeted specifically to NGOs on the role of technology in the development sector to improve the work efficiency of civil society organizations. The workshop was an open platform for the reflection and discussion about how technology can be used in order to enhance the operations of […]

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Peace Pioneers Workshop I
Jan 01, 2017

In collaboration with Search For Common Ground (SFCG), this workshop was the first of a series of workshops aiming to stimulate private sector to contribute to SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The Peace Pioneers activities included two Innovation Workshops that targeted 30 stakeholders coming from both the private sector and civil society organizations […]

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Global Compact Network Lebanon national conference anchors support for Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 28, 2016

A national conference on “Lebanon Collaboration for Sustainable Development Goals” was held to mark the completion of the first year since the foundation of the Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) at AUB. The conference showcased various ongoing efforts and partnerships amongst the private sector, public sector, and civil society that demonstrate the crucial role of […]

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