Indicators and Stats


Child Rights


The Higher Council for Childhood

“The Higher Council for Childhood is the national framework for complementary work between non governmental organizations and the public sector as to child care and development in compliance with international conventions and especially,  the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in collaboration with international organizations

The Council seeks to implement the general principles of children rights in order to improve the situation of children in Lebanon and ensure their rights to survival, development and protection”

The council was established in 1994 by virtue of the decision No 29/94 issued by the Council of Ministers. It is presided by the Minister of Social Affairs, the Director General of the Ministry as Vice President and it includes members from several ministries, non governmental organizations and international organizations are specialized in children issues.

A multidisciplinary group including the Secretary General undertakes the coordination and implementation of action plans and national strategies.



Can I take my child out of school to go on a holiday?

As the school term stretches on, many parents might be tempted to take their children out of school.



Step up investment to end violence against women and girls: UN deputy chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed has called for greater investment in preventing violence against women and girls, an issue that transcends all borders and cu