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Departments and Institutions

The National Archives Center operates from a rented building in Al-Hamra Street. The incapability to accommodate further archives in the present building has prompted search for a larger facility. Yet, despite the growing and real need for a new building, the matter is still under discussion.

The Port of Beirut boasts a strategic location on the Mediterranean coast, serving as a hub between several international sea lanes. It provides services not only for Lebanon but for many countries in the region, such as Syria, Iraq and Jordan. Yet, this vibrant and vital public facility suffers...

Vacuum in the Presidency of the Republic since the expiry of President Michel Suleiman’s term on May 25, 2014; a two-stage extension of the legislature’s term by four years until June 2017; vacant Grade 1 posts in a number of public administrations and institutions and high vacancy rates in...

Complaints from Christians have abounded in recent years over the increase in the numbers of Muslim employees in the public sector against the clear decline in those of Christians. Christians caution that this disparity could jeopardize the presence and the role of the Christian population in...

Because of the growing need for offices for the newly- established public institutions and their administration, the state has been renting new buildings and headquarters to accommodate these bodies and their personnel.

Decree 11217 was issued on February 15, 2014 stipulating the birth of a new Lebanese Cabinet, ten months and a week after the intent of Tammam Salam to form a government. The new government raised the slogan of ‘national interest’ in its ministerial statement and consisted of 24 ministers. It...

The Directorate General of General Security has been expanding in the past few years as a result of the security and administrative situation prevailing in the country including the impact of the Syrian crisis. The general state of affairs entailed an increase in the General Security’s personnel,...

Lebanon is oversaturated with ministries and public institutions and administrations and both auxiliary and independent councils. Some of these entities date back many decades; others were introduced over the past twenty years to keep pace with the post-war reconstruction and development phase....

In terms of numbers, the Lebanese Army is the largest security apparatus in Lebanon. This entails its assuming several large-scale functions. When was the Lebanese Army established, what are its tasks, how is it structured, how many members has it and under which governmental authority does it...

The Internal Security Forces is the second largest military institution in Lebanon after the Lebanese Army. Its duties differ from those of the Army although it may occasionally require its help. Complaints over the complacency of the staff at ISF in addressing different types of violations, such...