26 Dec 2017 - On Sunday morning, 24 December, the General Assembly approved the Regular Budget for 2018-2019 at an amount of $5.397 billion. This amount sets the budget level around $286M (or 5%) below the final approved level for 2016-2017, and $193M below the initially proposed budget level for 2018-2019, including all “add-on’s”.
18 Dec 2017 - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Pernille Dahler Kardel, met this morning with President Michel Aoun and separately with Prime Minister Saad Hariri. She had met with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri last week.
25 Nov 2017 - Saturday 25 November 2017 marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. On this occasion, the Gender Working Group , under the umbrella of the United Nations System in Lebanon, joins forces to launch the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, aiming at raising people’s awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality worldwide and in Lebanon.
13 Sep 2017 - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag met this morning with Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun. The Special Coordinator reiterated her condolences to the families of the soldiers killed, and extended her best wishes for the speedy recovery of those injured.
26 Jul 2017 - Yesterday, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag and the Director of UNRWA in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh. They met with representatives and residents of the camp, including women and youth groups, and visited UNRWA installations and other areas in the Camp.
05 Jul 2017 - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag and Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini held today a dialogue with the Beirut-based media on the UN’s role and priorities in Lebanon. Focus was on the UN’s “whole of Lebanon approach” that takes into consideration support for Lebanon’s peace and security, stability and stabilization.
16 Jun 2017 - The members of the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon welcome today's agreement of a new electoral framework. The ISG sees this as a further step towards the reactivation of Lebanon's institutions of state and the normalisation of Lebanese political life, which will in turn be conducive to addressing pressing concerns of Lebanon's citizens, and to enhanced cooperation with the international community.