Press releases

  • 04 Oct 2016 - Tehran, Iran Tuesday, 4 October 2016
    United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag concluded a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran for meetings with Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Jaberi Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi, as well as members of the international community.
  • 04 Oct 2016 - Beirut, LebanonTuesday, 4 October 2016Deputy Special Coordinator and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, today co-signed the UN Strategic Framework for Lebanon (UNSF) together with Mr. Fouad Fleifel, President of the Council of Ministers from the Government of Lebanon. 
  • Secretary-General Meets Prime Minister of Lebanon
    22 Sep 2016 -   The Secretary-General met today with His Excellency Mr. Tammam Salam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon. The Secretary General and Prime Minister Salam discussed the ongoing impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanon and welcomed the united international support for Lebanon’s security and stability.
  • 05 Sep 2016 - Carnegie FoundationThe Hague, NetherlandsMonday, 5 September 2016 Sigrid Kaag, a top Dutch diplomat working for the United Nations, will receive the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize to Ms. Kaag for her successful efforts in accomplishing sensitive and dangerous missions in the Middle-East.   Missions
  • 22 Jun 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 22 June 2016 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag visited on Tuesday the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon.
  • 08 May 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon Sunday, 8 May 2016United Nations Special Coordinator Ms. Sigrid Kaag welcomed the launch of the municipal elections in Lebanon today. During a tour of several polling centres in Beirut, Ms. Kaag noted “I am glad to see Lebanese voting this morning".
  • 04 Mar 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, 03 March 2016 On the occasion of International Women’s day, the United Nations, Women in Front and the National Democratic Institute are organizing a conference to encourage Lebanese women to run for the upcoming municipal elections. The conference will take place on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 15:00 at the Movenpick Hotel. Programme enclosed.
  • 21 Jan 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, 21 January 2016 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag met this afternoon with Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nohad Mashnouk.
  • 12 Jan 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, 07 January 2016United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam today on her return from an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 12 Jan 2016 - Beirut, LebanonTuesday, 05 January 2016 The Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, arrived in Riyadh yesterday evening as part of her ongoing consultations with regional stakeholders to discuss Lebanon’s stability and security as well as efforts to support Lebanon’s critical humanitarian and developmental needs.