United Nations at the 2015 BDL Beirut Marathon

11 Nov. 2015 – More than 260 participants from different United Nations agencies in Lebanon have participated in the 2015 BDL Beirut Marathon.

This initiative comes as part of many activities carried out by the UN to celebrate its 70th anniversary. All participants were wearing shirts and caps with “UN 70 years for Lebanon” written on it.

Margo El Helo, the UN centre director in Beirut has explained that a one year partnership was signed between Beirut Marathon Association and UN in September, as the race was a way to promote education, well being, development and peace.