Monday, December 11, 2017

Time Topic

9:00 Training workshop on Lebanon and International Human Rights Commitments, organized by the Ministry of State for Human Rights and the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, taking place at the Lancaster Plaza Hotel in Raouche

9:00 Opening Session of the Near East Forestry and Rangelands Commission’s 23rd round of meetings (NEFRC), patronized by Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), taking place at the Raouche Arjaan – Rotana Hotel

9:00 Opening ceremony of the 29th International Conference on Microelectronics at the invitation of the University of Arts, Science and Technology in Lebanon, under the patronage of Higher Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hamra


Schedule of Parliamentary committee sessions:

10:00 Meeting by Justice and Administration Committee, chaired by MP Robert Ghanem, to follow-up on the study of the draft law to amend certain provisions of Central Inspection Body

10:30 Meeting by Public Works, Transport, Water and Energy Sub-Committee, chaired by MP Joseph Maalouf to study the water draft law

13:00 Meeting by Public Works, Transport, Water and Energy Sub-Committee, chaired by MP Joseph Maalouf, to discuss the law proposal to support transparency in the oil sector


10:00 Sit-in by the Bar Association in Tripoli, as a symbolic expression of solidarity with Palestine and an initial step on the way to liberate Jerusalem

10:30 Press conference by State Minister for Women Affairs Jean Oghassapian marking the end of the 16-day campaign battling violence against women, at his Ministry office, Riad El Solh Square, Central Beirut

10:30 Tele-Communications Minister Jamal Al-Jarrah inaugurates an expert meeting on the second edition of the Arab Roadmap for Internet Governance for the next 10 years, organized by ESCWA, at the United Nations House in Riad El-Solh Square in downtown Beirut

10:30 Workshop on “Media and Innovation: Sustainability Opportunities for Emerging and Independent Media Platforms” at the invitation of “Maharat” and “Deutsche Fille Academy” – taking place at the “Antwork” Space, Spears Street, Hamra

11:30 Conference on “Modern Technology for Water Treatment in the South”, at the invitation of the Lebanese University’s Faculty of Science and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in France-UNESCO, in cooperation with the University Agency of La Francophonie and the National Council for Scientific Research

12:00 Public Health Ministry launches its “Barcode Matrix Data 2” Project on pharmaceutical products, under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister, Public Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani, at the Public Health Ministry’s lecture hall in Bir Hassan

13:00 Justice Minister Selim Jreissati meets with a delegation of experts from the monitoring team of the Al-Qaeda sanctions committee and its members and affiliated bodies at his Ministry office, to discuss the measures taken by Lebanon to combat terrorism

15:00 Annual General Assembly of the Union of Lebanese Writers, taking place at the Union’s headquarters

15:00 Demonstration in solidarity with Jerusalem, Palestine and holy sites, in rejection of the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli entity, organized by Hezbollah in front of “Master of Martyrs” Mosque in Beirut’s Southern Suburb region


Schedule of activities at the Beirut International Arab Book Fair in BIEL, Central Beirut:

16:30 Symposium on the book “Palaces and Museums of Lebanon” by Samir Bssat at the Arab Cultural Club section

17:00 Moroccan Writer Abdel-Rahim Tourani signs his story collection, “Nazawat Goya” at the Dar Al-Rayes Book and Publishing section

17:00 Hisham Baroudi signs his book, “Rides in Lebanese Nature”, at the Arab Publishers’ Academy section

17:00 Researcher and Writer Michael Awad signs his book, “The Arabs and the National Question in the 21st Century”, at the Besan section


17:00 Open meeting on “The Arab Writer and Jerusalem”, at the invitation of the Union of Lebanese Writers on Arab Writer’s Day, denouncing the declaration of US President of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist entity, taking place at the Union headquarters

17:00 Extraordinary session by the Beirut Development Conference entitled, “Beirut Solidarity with Jerusalem”, at the invitation of MP Mohammad Kabbani, taking place at the Riviera Hotel in Beirut

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