Press releases

  • 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.  
  • 25 Nov 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 25 November 2015 The United Nations launched today in Lebanon the 16 Days of Activism, part of a global campaign aimed at promoting action to end violence against women and girls and to empower them.
  • 12 Nov 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, 12 November 2015 UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag strongly condemned this evening the heinous attack in the suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, causing a number of fatalities and serious injuries.
  • 23 Oct 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon Friday, 23 October 2015 Today the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag visited Shatila Palestine refugee camp. She was briefed by UNRWA officials. Ms Kaag also met with representatives of the Palestinian popular committees, who spoke to her about the challenges of camp life.