Lebanon: Visit schedule

Schedule of the Special Rapporteur’s visit

November 1: Beirut

  • Meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Visit to Gemmayzeh and Karantina and meeting with families affected by the Beirut Port explosion 
  • Visit to Burj Hammoud and meeting with families affected by the garbage crisis
  • Visit to Naba’a and meeting with families experiencing poverty

November 2: Beirut

  • Meetings with UN agencies (ILO, UNICEF, OHCHR)
  • Meeting with the National Human Rights Commission
  • Meeting with civil society organizations on economic and social rights
  • Meeting with experts on economic issues
  • Meeting with Bourj Hammoud municipality

November 3: Tripoli

  • Meeting with people experiencing food insecurity and visit to Hay Al Tanak
  • Visit to a youth center and meeting with youth experiencing poverty
  • Visit to a public hospital
  • Visit to a soup kitchen
  • Visit to an emergency shelter and meeting with women affected by poverty
  • Visit to Mankoubin and Wadi Nahel

November 4: Akkar

  • Visit to an informal tented settlement and meeting with Syrian refugees
  • Meeting with head of Bebnine Municipality Council, DR Kifah El Kassar
  • Visit to social development center in Bebnine
  • Visit to a woman’s safe space and meeting with women affected by poverty
  • Meeting with children and youth experiencing poverty

November 5: Bekaa

  • Meeting with farmers, community kitchen and seasonal workers impacted by the crisis in Baalbek
  • Visit to a medical village and a school and meeting with children in Bar Elias
  • Meeting with people with disabilities

November 6: Beirut

  • Meeting with civil society organizations on child poverty
  • Civil society roundtable on refugee and migrants’ rights
  • Meeting with civil society organizations representing people with disabilities
  • Meeting with refugees
  • Meeting with migrant workers

November 7: Beirut

  • Meetings in Shatila camp
  • Meeting with Palestinian child advocates
  • Meeting with Syrian refugees
  • Visit to Palestinian settlements in Sabra
  • Visit to informal settlement (Madine Riyadiye)
  • Visit to a Migrant Community Center and meeting with migrant domestic workers’ organizations

November 8: Beirut

  • Meeting with the International Monetary Fund
  • Meeting with the Minister of Energy and Water, H.E.DR. Walid Fayyad
  • Meeting with the Ministry of Education
  • Meeting with the Minister of Social Affairs H.E.MR Hector Hajjar
  • Meeting with Speaker of Parliament, H.E.MR. Nabih Berr

November 9: Beirut

  • Meeting with the Prime Minister, H.E.MR. Najib Mikati
  • Meeting with the Minister of Public Health, H.E.DR. Firas El Abiad
  • Meeting with the Director General of the National Social Security Fund, H.E.DR. Mohammad Karaki
  • Meeting with the Minister of Labour, H.E.MR. Moustafa Bayram
  • Meeting with the President of the Central Inspection, H.E. Judge Georges Attieh
  • Meetings with embassies of international donors

November 10: Beirut

  • Meeting with the Minister of Economy and Trade, H.E.MR. Amine Salam
  • Meeting with the Minister of State for Administrative Reform, H.E.MRS. Najla Riachi Assaker
  • Meeting with the Minister of the Displaced, H.E.DR. Issam Sharaf El Din
  • Meeting with the Minister of Public Finance, H.E.MR. Youssef Khalil
  • Meeting with the advisers to the Minister of Environment
  • Meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank, H.E.MR. Riad Salameh
  • Meeting with the World Bank

November 11: Beirut

  • No events scheduled

November 12: Beirut

  • Debriefing with Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Press conference at 11.30 am and one-to-one interviews by request