• Universal Periodic Review


Perceived as a tool for continuous monitoring and advocacy on human rights and rights-based policy changes, ANND engages in the process focusing on economic and social rights conditions and highlighting root causes of violations; fostering coalition-building and networking among civil society groups. 



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  • Midterm review of Lebanon’s second Universal Periodic Review cycle, and the workshop at the Lebanese Parliament

    2018/12/19

    In light of the midterm review of Lebanon’s second UPR cycle, the General Secretariat of the Lebanese Parliament in collaboration with the UNDP project at the Parliament and in partnership with the OHCHR and ANND organized a workshop on Thursday 25 October at the Lebanese Parliament to discuss the role of the parliament in implementing the UPR recommendations.

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  • Universal Periodic Human Rights’ Reports 2015

    2015/12/10

    The Arab NGO Network for Development and UN Development Programme organized in collaboration with the UNOHCHR, a national conference entitled: "Universal Periodic Human Rights’ Reports 2015”  on Thursday December 10, 2015 from 9:00 am till 5:30 pm at the Movenpick Hotel - Beirut.

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  • Side Event on The Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon

    2015/11/02

    The Arab NGO Network for development along with The Geneva Office of the Friederich - Ebert - stiftung, The Geneva Institute for Human Rights, The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, UPR-Lebanon.org, The Najdeh Association, and The Human Development Center organised a discussion panel at the Palais des Nations Geneva.

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  • The reality of women's economic and social rights in Lebanon

    2018/10/02

    "The reality of women's economic and social rights in Lebanon" Infographic produced by ANND. it summarizes the reality of women's economic and social rights in Lebanon and highlights the causes of discrimination against women and presents some possible solutions. The video was produced to complement research efforts in the framework of the project "Addressing Gender Inequality to Achieve Inclusive Development in Lebanon" implemented in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and funded by the European Commission.  

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  • Let UPR become an accountability tool for human rights violations faced by Palestinian people under Israeli occupation!

    2018/01/22

    Today on January 23rd, 2018 a three and a half an hour session at United Nations Office in Geneva, during the 29th session of the Universal Periodic Review will be another test for international community to hold Israeli occupation accountable for fundamental violations of international law. Unfortunately, the answer will not only remain on the recommendations directed to delegation representing Israeli occupation, but more on the follow-up of the process, and whether we can ensure that those recommendations turn into action.

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  • Economic and social rights conditions in Lebanon in light of second cycle Universal Periodic Review

    2016/02/17

    Before the adoption of the second cycle uiversal Periodic Review of Lebanon during the Human Rights Council 31st session , ANND submitted a written statement highlighting the need for Lebanon to translate all recommendations accepted into comprehensive, concrete and effective action at national level. This requires a serious commitment by adopting a road map and defining a clear timeline for implementation. Lebanon should establish a follow-up and monitoring mechanism that involves all relevant stakeholders including the civil society, and to engage with the media to raise further awareness and ensure accountability.

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  • Universal Periodic Review of Jordan 2018

    2018/04/02

    ANND together with its partners presented two joint submissions for the third cycle Universal Periodic Review of Jordan, focusing on economic and social rights and civic space.  The review of Jordan will take place during the 31st session, by October-November 2018.

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  • The reality of women's economic and social rights in Lebanon

    2018/10/02

    "The reality of women's economic and social rights in Lebanon" Infographic produced by ANND. it summarizes the reality of women's economic and social rights in Lebanon and highlights the causes of discrimination against women and presents some possible solutions. The video was produced to complement research efforts in the framework of the project "Addressing Gender Inequality to Achieve Inclusive Development in Lebanon" implemented in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and funded by the European Commission.  

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  • Dignity Isn’t Negotiable

    2018/01/23

    The Palestinian Coalition for Economic and Social Rights Calls for Full Implementation of the Legitimate Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Rejects any Abuse of their Dignity

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  • Joint Statement on UPR Lebanon Second Cycle Review

    2015/11/06

    Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon: The Rights of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were overshadowed by the ‘’refugee crisis’’

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  • Civil Society platform on Agenda 2030
  • The Arab Watch on Informal Labor
  • The Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND) launched the third issue of the Arab Watch on Economic and Social Rights, with a focus on the question of Informal Labor, in two workshops held in each of Beirut and Cairo, which brought together a group of experts, researchers, academics, and civil society activists. The report was produced with the support of Ford Foundation, Diakonia, Swedish Development Cooperation, Norwegian People’s Aid, and IM Sweden. 

    The Arab Watch on Informal Labor

     

     

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  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue
  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue is a pilot project for the promotion of social dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood. It is a three years programme (2016-2018), financed by the European Union. SOLiD brings together regional and international representatives of social partners as well as a number of relevant partners from the EU.

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  • Annual Study Week On Trade And Investment policies In The Global South
  • The Fifth Study Week on Trade and Investment Policies in South Countries. The Study Week was organized in collaboration with the South Center during the first week of December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting aimed to enhance civil society advocacy on economic policies in the region 

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  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social rights
  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social Rights is published biennially by ANND. The report entails monitoring public policies at the national and regional levels and assessing their impact on specific rights.

     

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  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • The Post-2015 development agenda, next-in-line to the MDGs, will be adopted at the United Nations summit that will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015. ANND actively engages with its partners in the process in order to contribute to the design of effective development policies for the Arab region. Along its works, ANND reflects the need for transformative changes to global governance systems and to national policy choices in order to overcome inequality, exclusion and vulnerability.

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