The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry is pleased to be of support to UNICEF’s COVID-19 Global Response by joining the employee/member giving program and invite our members, friends, and staff, to donate online to support this initiative.

Under the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, 77% of children under the age 18 worldwide, which is 1,8 billion children in 132 countries, were out of school due to the stay-at home policy. Their education and nutrition situation has been severely affected.

In Hong Kong, UNICEF is also currently running a local program that aims at alleviating the burden of the underprivileged children and their families.​

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Other than that, UNICEF will be organizing a virtual event that aims at raising fund for the underprivileged children and their families in Hong Kong, while promoting an active lifestyle. Upon successful registration in the mobile application, participants will be encouraged finish a series of task. The donations will be used in responding to COVID-19 as well. ​

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry as a ‘United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)’ member applauds UNICEF’s unrelenting efforts and initiatives at making our world a better one, reiterated our Chamber’s President Lord Edwin E. Hitti.


Beirut Art Auction

Art Auction for Lebanon aims at supporting NGOs providing relief to those affected by the apocalyptic explosion that rocked the city of Beirut on August 4th, 2020. With the belief that art in its most noble form is a powerful healing force, established and emerging artists from Lebanon and beyond have wholeheartedly gathered to raise funds by auctioning their art here, in support of those who are on the ground, working day in day out to rebuild, heal and bring back hope.

This initiative is organized by a group of 7 people who came together to support Beirut.

Bidding from: Wednesday, 23 – Monday, 28 of September 2020

For more visit the auction page at:

Art Auction for Lebanon – Online Auction

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry in appreciation of Duraid Lahham, a Veteran Syrian-Lebanese comedian, director, and philosopher, has elected to confer our 2020 “Award of Excellence & Merit” for lifetime achievements.

Duraid Lahham, is a chemistry graduate from the University of Damascus, and instructor at the Chemistry Department of the University. During his academic years, he was active in a form of folkloric Levantine dance of “dabke” and passionate with acting. His giving dancing classes enhanced his relationship with the arts and entertainment community in Syria and Lebanon.

Duraid Lahham’s work was greatly influenced by political events in the Arab world, and this was reflected in the satirical plays, sitcom series and movies, he wrote, directed and featured. This made his elaborate cinema, television and theatrical performances not only comedic but also political in nature.

Monte Carlo Radio once called him “The Arab Charlie Chaplin”. As one of the prominent and leading figures of Arab comedy, and for his humanitarian work Duraid Lahham was named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Affairs in Syria in 1992 and served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to the Middle East and North Africa region from 1999 to 2004, he also received several medals in recognition for his accomplishments by various Arab heads of state.

ArabCham in turns celebrates the genius of Duraid Lahham with this modest Award!

For more visit the Duraid Lahham channel and enjoy:


The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry in appreciation of Nadim Koteich, a Lebanese advocate of a better Lebanon, has elected to confer upon his DNA TV program, our “Award of Excellence & Merit” for outstanding leadership in affording the advocacy of political transparency and accountability to Lebanon and the Arab World.

DNA airs on Future and Al Arabiya Al Hadath channels.

Nadim Koteich, a B.A. graduate from the Faculty of Information and Documentation at the Lebanese University, has served as a senior anchor, senior news producer, and editorial board member for Future News Television in Beirut.

Nadim has played host to “Beit Ilek,” a weekly prime-time political crossfire show, and “Studio 24,” a daily prime-time news analysis program. He also serves a columnist in Asharq Alawsat; as a significant op-ed contributor and news analyst for An-Nahar, Lebanon’s leading independent daily; and Al-Hayat, the leading pan-Arab daily published in Lebanon.

Over the course of his distinguished career in the Arab news media, Nadim served as the managing editor for the foreign desk of Kuwait’s daily newspaper Al-Jarida and as the host and producer of several Al-Hurra TV news programs. Nadim was also a business news editor, host, and producer for Abu Dhabi TV and the director and editor of Elaph.com, the first online publication in Arabic.

Nadim has provided media coaching for politicians and public figures on his own and through programs organized and funded by the International Republican Institute.

For more visit the DNA channel and enjoy:


The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry in appreciation of Anthony Rahayel a Lebanese advocate of a better Lebanon and his NoGarlicNoOnions endeavors, has elected to confer upon ngno our “Award of Excellence & Merit” for outstanding leadership in affording the promotion of Lebanon as a whole and each of its Lebanese regions and people in a genuine effort to support their recognition and development.

Anthony Rahayel, a passionate Lebanese, dental surgeon by profession, professional photographer, food lover, blogger, YouTuber, influencer, marketing expert and TV presenter; has one and single aim, that is to show Lebanese and the world, “The Lebanon as not seen on TV”.

He has founded Lebanon’s street food market “Souk el Akel” and won the award of “World Street Food Blogger of 2019”.

NoGarlicNoOnions with its food blog (5,000 articles to date), YouTube channel (130,000 subscribers), Instagram account (150,000 followers), Google maps (600 million views) and Facebook page (95,000 followers) aims to discover the heroes behind this marvelous country, spread happiness and revive the notion of Lebanon being the “Paris of the Middle East”.

For more visit the ngno channel and enjoy:



The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in its United Nations ECOSOC consultative status capacity, stands delighted to be part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).

Since 1992, the IDPD has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this 2019 IDPD is: ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.

The theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

This 2019 observance of the IDPD at the UN Headquarters will be organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

The official commemoration of the day will be held in Conference Room 4 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The event consists of an official opening, a panel discussion on new initiatives for disability inclusion, and a spotlight event on sport for all for peace and development, which will be the opportunity to discuss sport as a powerful enabler of peace and sustainable development through the empowerment of persons with disabilities.

The Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry is proud to always be a supporter of Persons with Disabilities, and applauds the numerous challenges undertaken by its outstanding members, namely Ajmal Victor Samuel (施杰浩), a Hong Kong based Entrepreneur and a Hong Kong national-level athlete.

Sport is a powerful tool to promote multilateralism and to bring people together. In the context of peace building and conflict prevention/resolution as well as post-disaster relief, sport can promote peace, tolerance and understanding.

Article 30 of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) established the right of persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis with others in recreational, leisure and sporting activities.

In June 2019, a dedicated high-level panel of the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities underlined that for persons with disabilities, sport has the power to change perceptions, prejudices and behavior and is powerful tool to strengthen social ties and networks. Though persons with disabilities continue to be excluded from recreational and sporting activities due to misconceptions, prejudice and lack of accessible facilities, Member States and civil society stakeholders are increasingly supporting policy interventions that are improving accessibility and availability of sporting opportunities for persons with disabilities.


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