17.2.2.Initiate and participate in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs

Lebanese University halves the global food waste and reduces food losses along production and supply chains for the sake of enhancing all staff, the faculty, and students' performance. In this sense, the Lebanese University initiates and participates in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs, e.g. conferences involving government/NGOs.

A considerable number of the Lebanese University professors participated in conferences, Erasmus projects related to the SDGs, and put studies and reports including best practice and vision and pointing to the strengthens and weaknesses that the university could face developing these goals in the higher education.

  1. The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS)

The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) has participated in several activities on SDG's organized by HE the Prime minister's office in Lebanon.

2. ISS and the UNFPA

In addition, a number of activities were co-organized by the ISS and the United Nations Population Fund - United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) on the SDG5.

2.1 Report SDG "5

This report is a preliminary reading and a situational review of the "Agenda 2030" Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the Lebanese context. It focuses in particular on SDG "5", which is dedicated to gender issues and gender equality.

3. ISS and UNESCO

ISS and UNESCO have worked together on issues related to gender within the SDG's.

On December 5, 2019, the President of the Lebanese University, Professor Fouad Ayoub, received, at his office in the Central Administration Building - the Museum, the Director-General of Protocol and Public Relations at the Presidency of the Republic, Professor Nabil Shedid.

In his capacity as Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit that was held in Beirut on January 21, 2019, Professor Shadid handed Ayoub a letter of thanks to the Lebanese University for its active participation in the activities of the summit and the efforts made to make it a success.

  1. Students of the Faculty of Information at the Lebanese University undergo a training course with "Thomson Reuters" in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program

A group of students from the Faculty of Information in its first and second branches at the Lebanese University completed a training course organized by the "Thomson Reuters Foundation" in cooperation with the "Peace Building in Lebanon" project of the United Nations Development Program and funded by the German Embassy in Beirut.

The Foundation, which assigned the Lebanese University this program, trained students of the Press Department at the Faculty of Information on a set of media tools to implement the Charter of Journalists in order to "promote a culture of peace during conflicts", specifically the role of the journalist in promoting social cohesion, peacebuilding and telling the truth in field coverage.

During the two-day workshop (28 and 29 November 2019), students heard a detailed explanation of the standards adopted by Reuters in its journalistic work and the possibility of applying these standards in practicing the profession of journalism in Lebanon.

The students participating in the training course considered that the implementation of the charter is the most appropriate mechanism for conflict mitigation and community peacebuilding in light of the circumstances in the country.

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