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SDGs and UNESCO Clubs: Vibrant Discussion with University Students in Lebanon

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13 November 2018
SDGs and UNESCO Clubs: Vibrant Discussion with University Students in Lebanon
The American University of Science and Technology in Zahle (AUST-Zahle) located in the Bekaa, eastern Lebanon, organized a two-hour lecture for their International Affairs students, in coordination with the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO and the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut, to lay the grounds for the creation of a UNESCO club on campus.

Staff from UNIC Beirut and LNCU had the opportunity to meet with around 50 students and their professors and engage in an interactive lecture about the UN in general, its work and achievements in Lebanon, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the notion of UNESCO clubs.

UNIC Beirut staff interacted with students and professors and engaged in a Q&A session that helped address and clarify various issues, specifically related to the SDGs, and offer a feel of what the UN is doing in Lebanon and for Lebanon. Counterparts from LNCU also gave an overview about the work of UNESCO and the role of UNESCO clubs in allowing students to act in UNESCO’s fields of competence at the grass root level.

The lecture was highly commended by AUST Director and professors who expressed interest and genuine willingness to collaborate on advocacy projects with the UN in the near future.