Human Rights

  • Special Coordinator Kaag speaking at conference on media as a bridge for civilizations

    20 Mar 2017 - The National News Agency launched a two-day conference on the role of  media as a bridge among civilizations and a focal point for dialogue. The conference highlighted the role of the media as a bridge among civilizations but also underlined the responsibility of the media for...
  • A moment of silence observed at UNSCOL in solidarity with the Syrian people 

    15 Mar 2017 - Under The Rubble I Spy a Child’s Doll Under the rubble, I spy a child’s doll Is there anyone here? I desperately call I arrived in a town For many it was home Now there is nothing but carnage, And buildings standing alone The shadows they cast are ever so dark As dark as the...
  • Special Coordinator Kaag at a class for students with special needs at the Al-Hadi Institute

    06 Feb 2017 - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag visited institutions of the Mabarrat foundation in Lebanon to learn about the services they provide in education, training and support for children with special needs. The Special Coordinator admired the efforts of Mabarrat and...
  • 19 Dec 2016 - On 19 December, UN Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag addressed the Lebanese Parliament to encourage a swift roll-out of the recently adopted legislation on the National Human Rights Institute, incorporating a Preventive Mechanism against Torture. Ms. Kaag highlighted the link...
  • 16 Dec 2016 - On 16 December, UN Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag participated in the launch of the General Security code of conduct, developed in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms. Kaag hailed this development as “an important step towards increased...
  • 21 Oct 2016 - The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, visited today Roumieh Prison. The Special Coordinator met and discussed with prison authorities as well as adult and juvenile detainees. Following a tour of the prison, SCL Kaag participated in a special...