UN runs in Beirut Marathon on occasion of its 70th anniversary

NNA – Around 260 staff from the various UN agencies operating in Lebanon will participate in the Banque du Liban Beirut Marathon 2015 on Sunday 8 November at 9:30AM as part of the UN system’s activities to commemorate the UN’s 70th anniversary.

Under the slogan, “UN: 70 Years for Lebanon,” staff will run the 10K fun race to raise awareness about the UN’s work in Lebanon for the past 70 years, and promote the UN values of peace, human rights and sustainable development.
Earlier in September, the UN System in Lebanon announced a one-year partnership with the Beirut Marathon Association on the occasion of the UN’s 70th anniversary. The partnership aims at strengthening the relationship that bonds the UN with the Lebanese people and the civil society, as well as shedding light on Lebanon’s contribution to the UN, and the UN’s work for Lebanon.
The UN Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC-Beirut) kindly requests media institutions to grant the UN’s participation in the Marathon the importance it deserves.