Press releases

  • 18 Apr 2017 - Joint statement of the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon 18 April 2017 The members of the ISG take note of the decision of President Michel Aoun of 12 April to adjourn the chamber for one month. They also take note of Speaker Nabih Berri’s announcement to convene the next session on 15 May.
  • UN Special Coordinator Kaag and Deputy Special Coordinator Lazzarini meet President Aoun at Baabda Palace (Photo by Dalati&Nohra)

    24 Mar 2017 - United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag and United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator Mr. Philippe Lazzarini met with the President of the Republic of Lebanon, H.E. Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace. The meeting took place ahead of President Aoun's anticipated meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the upcoming Summit of the Arab League.
  • 22 Feb 2017 - Joint Statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon The Members of the International Support Group (ISG) reaffirm their commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon. The current political momentum has re-activated Lebanon's institutions of state.
  • 20 Feb 2017 - International funding for Lebanon in 2016 amounted to USD 1.9 billion, as shown by the funding update released by the Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon. This amount includes a total of USD 1.57 billion disbursed by donors in 2016 and USD 344 million carried over from 2015 by UN Agencies, the World Bank and NGOs.
  • 14 Feb 2017 - UNHQ, 14 February 2017 --   We’ve been asked about recent remarks attributed to President Michel Aoun of Lebanon concerning Hizbullah’s weapons.
  • 09 Feb 2017 - Note to Correspondents New York, 9 February 2017   Later today the Secretary-General will travel to Istanbul, Turkey and then to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Egypt, as the first part of his visits to the region. In Istanbul, the Secretary-General is expected to have separate meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Turkey.
  • 19 Jan 2017 - (Beirut, 19 January 2017): Today Prime Minister Saad Hariri together with UN Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini, formally launched the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan  2017 – 2020 at the Grand Serail.   
  • UN Special Coordinator and Deputy Special Coordinator Meet Prime Minister Saad Hariri (22 December 2016)

    22 Dec 2016 - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag Remarks to the press after meeting Prime Minister Saad Hariri   Beirut, Lebanon   Thursday, 22 December 2016   Good Morning,  
  • 25 Oct 2016 - Moscow, RussiaTuesday, 25 October 2016 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag met today in Moscow with Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and other senior officials. Discussions focused on the situation in Lebanon and regional developments.
  • SCL Kaag attends drama therapy session at Roumieh prison

    SCL Sigrid Kaag attends drama therapy session by Catharsis at Roumieh prison (21 10 16)

    21 Oct 2016 - Beirut, LebanonFriday, 21 October 2016 The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, visited today Roumieh Prison.