October 14, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) has won the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Milestones Award in Academia for pioneering work in sustainability.
The award ceremony was held at the Grand Serail, under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon. The event saw over 700 attendees from activists, to politicians, corporate social responsibility teams of prominent organizations in Lebanon, to ambassadors from across the world. Notable members present included: Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of United Nations Global Compact; Philippe Lazzarini, Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator; H.E. Fadi Jreissati, Minister of Environment; H.E. Dr. Richard Kouyoumjian, Minister of Social Affairs; H.E. Violette Khairallah Safadi, Minister of Economic Empowerment for Women & Youth; MP Prof. Dima Jamali, President of Global Compact Network Lebanon.
The award was presented by the Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) Board – the Lebanese network of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) – to NDU President, Fr. Pierre Najem. NDU’s application for this year’s award included an evidence file of over 70 pages charting the University’s exceptional record in pioneering sustainable solutions and its projects over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year across all the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. When coupled with two consecutive SDG milestone awards, NDU’s efforts cement its place as a leading university in sustainability in Lebanon.
Find out more about NDU’s sustainable initiatives here (http://www.ndu.edu.lb/sustainability).