THE SECRETARY-GENERAL--REMARKS AT MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR LEBANONRome, 15 March 2018[As delivered]
Good morning everybody. I just had a really useful and constructive meeting with His Excellency the President of the Republic ahead of this week’s very important conference in Rome on support for the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Lebanese security institutions.
UNSCOL staff met with highschool students from the Zahia Kaddoura public school in Beirut. The session included a lively discussion on the UN priorities and efforts in Lebanon and the role that youth can play in promoting the sustainable development goals.
Today Prime Minister Saad Hariri, together with UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini and Minister for Social Affairs Pierre Bou Assi, launched the 2018 update of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) 2017-2020.
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, visited Lebanon from 25 to 26 January 2018. He met with President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri, Minister of Interior Nouhad Machnouk and Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun.