The Consultative Group of the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) held its second meeting yesterday.
The 3RF Consultative Group consists of the Government of Lebanon, Lebanese civil society, the European Union, United Nations, the World Bank and international donors. Together they monitor progress and give strategic direction to the reforms and activities under the 3RF.
عقدت المجموعة الاستشارية لإطار الإصلاح والتعافي وإعادة الإعمار (3RF) اجتماعها الثاني أمس.
تتألف المجموعة الاستشارية لإطار الإصلاح والتعافي وإعادة الإعمار من الحكومة اللبنانية، وممثلين عن المجتمع المدني اللبناني، والاتحاد الأوروبي، والأمم المتحدة، والبنك الدولي، والجهات المانحة الدولية. وهي تعنى برصد التقدّم المحرز وإعطاء التوجيه الاستراتيجي للإصلاحات والأنشطة المدرجة ضمن إطار الإصلاح والتعافي وإعادة الإعمار.
The European Union notes the nomination of Najib Mikati as Prime Minister-designate. It is now of crucial importance that a credible and accountable government is formed in Lebanon without delay, one that is able to address the severe economic and social crises the country is facing.
We call on the Lebanese political leaders to cooperate and allow for the swift formation of a credible and capable government, in the interest of the people of Lebanon.
The European Union takes note of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri recusing himself from government formation. The EU deeply regrets the persisting political stalemate in the country as well as the lack of progress in the implementation of urgent reforms.
Lebanon has remained without a fully empowered government for almost a year, which has precipitated an unprecedented financial and economic crisis, the dramatic consequences of which the Lebanese population continues to face.
World Youth Skills Day 2021 will again take place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UNESCO estimates that schools were either fully or partially closed for more than 30 weeks between March 2020 and May 2021 in half the countries of the world. In late June, 19 countries still had full school closures, affecting nearly 157 million learners. And 768 million more learners were affected by partial school closures.