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Deputy UN Secretary-Generan Jan Eliasson visits Burj Hammoud Pubic School

Beirut, Lebanon

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Thank you very much Mr. Minister (of Education Elias Abou-Saab) and I’m very glad to be here with you today. I spend a lot of time in meetings in New York and also when I travel around the world. But I feel very much at home when I meet people who are affected by the realities of the world and who in this case are getting an education under very very difficult circumstances in a region in crisis.

Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson Remarks after Meeting Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros El-Rai

Bkerke, Lebanon

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I was very glad to see our Lady of Lebanon at Harissa on my way to Bkirki. I just had a good conversation with Patriarch El-Rai and the Archbishop. We discussed the many issues that are important for Lebanon and also for the United Nations. We of course exchanged views on the refugee situation and the strains that Lebanese society feels.

Statement of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson after meeting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri

Beirut, Lebanon

15 December 2014

I am very glad to be back in Lebanon. I have been here several times. I consider myself a friend of Lebanon and of the Lebanese people. I know I am visiting you at a very crucial period of your history. I was here two years ago and the numbers of refugees were less than 150,000 and now we have almost ten times that number and we understand fully the strains that this has on the Lebanese society. We admire your generosity in receiving such great numbers of refugees but we also understand that of course this leads to considerable consequences for communities in your country in terms of strains on health, schools, jobs and so forth.

Lebanon Prime Minister and UN Deputy Secretary-General Launch Lebanon Crisis Response Plan

Beirut, Lebanon

15 December 2014

The Lebanese Prime Minister, Tamam Salam, and the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, launched today at the Grand Serail, the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan. The plan outlines the priorities of the Government and the international community for the coming two years to respond to the crisis in country.

Statement of UN Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly after meeting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri

Beirut, Lebanon

Thursday, 04 December 2014

I had a very good meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. Our discussions focused on the situation in Lebanon and regional developments. I welcomed the recent efforts, including those of Speaker Berri, to push for dialogue between political parties in Lebanon.

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