UPF-Lebanon Launches Humanitarian Aid Program

September 12, 2020

Jal El Dip, Lebanon—UPF volunteers held an initial distribution of food and supplies to needy families.


Lebanon Holds Biggest-Ever Peace Road Event

July 7, 2019

Deir El Harf, Lebanon—Nearly 100 bicyclists participated in the biggest Peace Road event ever held in Lebanon.


UPF Hosts Festival for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

August 22, 2018

Ketermaya, Lebanon—On the occasion of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha UPF-Lebanon organized a family festival at a refugee camp in the village of Ketermaya.


Lebanese Bike on Peace Road 2018

August 12, 2018

Hammana, Lebanon—More than 35 people participated in the Peace Road 2018 event in Lebanon, a bike ride, which took place in a town just east of the country’s capital.


UPF in Partnership with the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace

December 14, 2017

Beirut, Lebanon—During the recent launch of the Lebanon chapter of the IAPP, UPF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace.


IAPP Launched in Lebanon

December 14, 2017

Beirut, Lebanon—The Lebanese chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was launched at the Parliament of Lebanon.


A Young German Woman Recalls Growing Up in Lebanon

November 19, 2017

Bonn, Germany—Personal recollections of Lebanon’s people and culture by a German who grew up there were the highlight of a Lebanese cultural event.


UPF Meets With Lebanese Parliamentarians

September 22, 2017

Beirut, Lebanon—In preparation for the launch of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) in Lebanon, UPF representatives met with four Lebanese parliamentarians.


International Day of Peace Observed in Lebanon

September 21, 2016

Beirut, Lebanon—UPF-Lebanon commemorated the International Day of Peace by organizing a Festival of Peace in a Syrian refugee camp.   


Two German Views of Life in Lebanon

August 7, 2016

Bonn, Germany—A German husband and wife who have made their home in Lebanon shared their insights on that country with a Bonn audience.


UPF-Lebanon Continues Aid to Syrian Refugees

February 26, 2015

Beirut, Lebanon—Thanks to generous funding by its international partners, UPF-Lebanon once more was able to give much needed financial aid to 55 Syrian refugee families.


Relief for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

December 26, 2014

Lebanon SyrianRefugee 2014 12 26Beirut, Lebanon - At least 50 families among the thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have received aid from a special UPF program.


L.S. Sfeir: The Spirit of 'Awneh'

February 10, 2014

This Lebanese practice of "joining hands" consists of leveraging skills and human resources for the purpose of development and peace. In Lebanon, where we have 18 extremely distinct religious communities, the spirit of Awneh has cemented them all together, whether Christians, Muslims or Jews.


T. Schellen: An Assessment of the Implications of the Syrian Catastrophe

January 1, 2014

Suffering through a horrible time of internal and imported warfare, Syria was the world’s biggest problem in 2013. The awareness of the predicament came to a peak in the summer, when the global community was confronted with the country’s surging numbers of internal and external refugees.


Reflections on World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Reflections by Lebanese Ambassadors for Peace who participated in UPF's World Summit in Seoul, Korea, February 2013. 


In Memoriam: Fouad El-Turk

July 17, 2012

Lebanese Ambassador for Peace H.E. Fouad El-Turk died, at age 80, of a stroke in the early hours of July 17. Ambassador Turk was a pivotal figure in Lebanese diplomacy and an honest leader in advocating politics and policy making in the true interest of the nation. He was ambassador to the United Nations and countries in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.


In Memoriam: Sheikh Mohammed Kanaan

April 17, 2011

Beirut, Lebanon - Sheikh Mohammed Kanaan, a Lebanese Ambassador for Peace and faithful leader and partner in many UPF events for over ten years, passed into the next life on April 17.


A. Kanaan: Address to the International Leadership Conference

February 9, 2011

in my opinion there is no divine law that does not call for us to value the good and reject the evil, that does not call us to cooperate, communicate, and harmonize and reject division, alienation, and strife. All faiths are founded on the virtues of human decency and the fight against vices. While respecting ethics cherished by different beliefs, we can shorten the distance and leave aside the causes of disagreement.


Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Beirut

December 17, 2010

Beirut, Lebanon - A distinguished and attentive gathering honored Lebanon's legacy of peace on December 17. Honorees included notable patriots from several of Lebanon's communal groups whose lives were expressions of the search for national and regional peace.


Day of Families Celebrated in Beirut

May 15, 2009

Beirut, Lebanon - UPF-Lebanon invited Ambassadors for Peace and friends for an event on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15. Approximately 40 persons responded to the invitation and came to the Palm Beach Hotel in Beirut on a fine spring evening.