The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Iraq on the holding of parliamentary elections on 12 May. Following the military defeat of Dae'sh, the elections represent further progress in building a stronger Iraqi democracy.
The Secretary-General followed with utmost concern reports overnight of missile launches from Syria targeting Israeli positions and retaliatory strikes by the Israel Defense Forces, that followed earlier strikes in Syria on Tuesday, 8 May.
UNESCO’s Regional Office in Beirut, in coordination with the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), organized today on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day a ceremony and panel discussions under the theme of “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of La
The Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Kardel visited today the areas of Ras Baalbek and Arsal along Lebanon’s north-eastern borders. Ms. Kardel met with representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and toured the border area.