Press releases

  • 31 Jan 2013 - Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, 31 January 2013 The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly visited the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Hilweh in south Lebanon today with Ann Dismor, Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon.
  • 05 Dec 2012 - Beirut, LebanonWednesday, 05 December 2012I just had a very good meeting with Minister Charbel. It was an opportunity to discuss the developments in Lebanon, particularly those related to the security situation and elections.
  • 02 Aug 2012 - Beirut, LebanonThursday, 02 August 2012The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly received today a delegation from the families of the eleven Lebanese kidnapped in Syria since last May. The families briefed Mr. Plumbly on their concerns, which he undertook to relay to United Nations Headquarters.
  • 03 Feb 2012 - Beirut, Lebanon Monday, 16 January 2012 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mr. Derek Plumbly of the United Kingdom as his Special Coordinator for Lebanon. He will succeed Mr. Michael Williams of the United Kingdom who served in Lebanon from August 2008 until September 2011. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Williams’ service to the United Nations.
  • 20 Jul 2011 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 03 December 2008 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams welcomed Lebanon’s signing today of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo.
  • 16 Oct 2008 - Beirut, Lebanon Sunday, 12 October 2008 Mr. Michael Williams, the newly appointed United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon arrived today in Beirut to take up his functions as representative of the Secretary-General in Lebanon. Mr. Williams will begin his round of meetings with Lebanese officials this week.
  • 25 Sep 2008 - UNHQ, NY Wednesday, 16 July 2008 The Secretary-General is deeply satisfied that the humanitarian aspects of Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006) have finally been met today.
  • 25 Sep 2008 - UNHQ, NY Sunday, 01 June 2008 The Secretary-General welcomes the return by Israel today of a released prisoner to Lebanon and Hezbollah's release of remains of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2006 war. He believes these developments are a positive step towards addressing the humanitarian issues that are an important component of Security Council Resolution 1701.
  • 25 Sep 2008 - UNHQ, NY Friday, 11 January 2008 The Secretary-General strongly condemns the firing of rockets against Israel on 8 January. UNIFIL is continuing its investigation to determine the launch site.