Press releases

  • 09 Mar 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon Monday, 09 March 2015 The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag praised today the efforts of the Lebanese Army in safeguarding Lebanon’s stability and security. “We commend the achievements of the Lebanese army and security forces in the face of the challenges facing the country,” the Special Coordinator said after meeting with representatives of the Lebanese army in Ras Baalbek. Ms Kaag also made site visits.
  • 04 Mar 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 04 March 2015 The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, today met with the Minister of Defense Samir Moqbel and they discussed the security situation in Lebanon, with a particular focus on Lebanon’s eastern border.
  • 19 Jan 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon Saturday, 17 January 2015 The Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL) advises of the assumption of duties of Special Coordinator for Lebanon by Ms Sigrid Kaag. She succeeds Mr Derek Plumbly, who exercised this critical leadership function for three years.
  • 15 Dec 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon 15 December 2014 The Lebanese Prime Minister, Tamam Salam, and the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, launched today at the Grand Serail, the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan. The plan outlines the priorities of the Government and the international community for the coming two years to respond to the crisis in country.
  • 28 Nov 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon Friday, 28 November 2014
  • 21 Oct 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday, 21 October 2014 The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly today said that the United Nations will continue doing all it can to assist Lebanon in confronting the impact of the crisis in Syria, including by seeking additional international assistance to address the Syrian refugee crisis and for the Lebanese Armed Forces.
  • 05 Mar 2014 - Paris, France Wednesday, 05 March 2014
  • 19 Nov 2013 - Arsal, LebanonTuesday, 19 November 2013The United Nations Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator Robert Watkins today visited the eastern border town of Arsal with UNHCR Representative Ninette Kelley, to examine the conditions of the displaced Syrians in the area and of the Lebanese communities hosting them.
  • 18 Jul 2013 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 17 July 2013 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly today visited a center run by Amel Association in the area of Haret Hreik, which has been extending assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
  • 15 May 2013 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 15 May 2013 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly today attended a meeting to launch a five-year assistance plan for the Lebanese Armed Forces organized by the Lebanese Army Command (LAF). The plan, authorized by the Lebanese Government in September last year, identifies $1.6 billion in assistance required for improving LAF capabilities in terms of arms, equipment and operations.