SDG 16

Peace: The Lebanese Armed Forces have retaliated to a series of terrorist threats and conducted successful military operations that protected Lebanon’s borders and managed to hunt down a number of terrorist cells in different districts within the country.

Justice: All fundamental rights and freedoms are enshrined in the Lebanese constitution. Moreover, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are part of the Lebanese constitutional bulk, as they are mentioned in the preamble of the Lebanese constitution. Consequently, the Lebanese authorities are committed to take measures in order to guarantee rights in the following areas: Reducing violence, people trafficking, pre-trial detention, birth registration, independent national human rights institutions, reduced inequalities, the

Modernization of the Lebanese Judicial System program, the Advancing Juvenile and Criminal Justice in Lebanon program.

Strong institutions: The public-private partnership (PPP) law was also ratified in 2017. The PPP law will be applied to government and municipality projects, such as infrastructure. A public procurement law that is expected to enhance the transparency and efficiency in contracting has been sent to parliament. The Higher Council for Privatization and Partnership will be the authorized party for approving, launching, and managing projects, and it will act as the liaison between the private sector and government bodies.