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Lebanese social activist selected to speak at UN forum


(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — Lebanese social activist Nour El Assaad will speak at the international World Women’s Health and Development (WWHD) forum at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, which will take place from November 19 to 21.

The Lebanese National News Agency says El Assaad was selected among 2,644 other applications because of “the nature of her vision.”

The Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), which is the governing body of the forum, says they attract “world leaders” and “international policy makers” to create “policy, educational initiatives and program models” for female leaders worldwide.

El Assaad graduated at 19 years and old and held a marketing manager position at age 21. From there, she founded “No Label ME,” an anti-bullying movement in Lebanon.

“The energy and enthusiasm of El Assaad will be invested in expanding the horizons of Woman’s Health and Development locally and regionally,” the UN World Women’s Health & Development Forum wrote on Facebook.

The Forum will include several topics, namely women’s health and sustainable development, international women’s health policies, environment, media, lifestyle and economic conditions and their impact on women’s health, women’s mental health, scientific research and its importance in developing women’s health through early detection and treatment.

“I am not only excited because I was given this opportunity, but also because I am also Lebanese, and a Lebanese participating in a forum discussing a very understated topic in the world,” El-Assaad wrote on Facebook.

Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) an international non-governmental organization accredited by the United Nations was founded in 1968 and is working on a service rights to education, health and scientific research and other programs for sustainable development.

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