Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee

Lebanese Government
Type of Organisation: 
Local Government
Launched in: 
The Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee was initiated by a decree of the Lebanese government in 2005 under the title Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees - Fariq Al-Amal Al-Lobnani Lmo’alajat Qadaya Al-Laje2een Al-Philastinyeen. It is an inter-ministerial government body aiming at restoring the Lebanese-Palestinian relationship by changing stereotypical perspectives, and at establishing a mutual common strategy for the future by recognizing the concerns of both sides. Raised topics were the improvement the humanitarian, social, economical and legal conditions of Palestinians refugees in collaboration with the UNRWA, the dealing with arms inside the camps, and the establishment of diplomatic relations concerning the recognition of the State of Palestine by the international community. The Committee carried out several dialogues at the political level with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)and Hamas. It has been inactive recently and the last report was published in 2009.
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Dialogue and Reconciliation
Type of Activity: 
Closed forums
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