Press Releases

  • 21 Apr 2017 -     UN Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag welcomes today’s visit of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Minister of Defence Yaacoub Sarraf and Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun to South Lebanon, including the Blue Line. The visit reflects the continued partnership between the Government of...
  • 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...
  • 13 Apr 2017 - The Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary General announced: For the position of Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Secretary-General has selected Mohamed Ali Alhakim of Iraq, who since 2013 is the Permanent...
  • 03 Apr 2017 - By Philippe Lazzarini As the seventh year of conflict in Syria begins, Lebanon faces overwhelming socioeconomic, security and demographic challenges. It hosts more than one million people who have fled the brutal conflict in Syria and this, together with the economic slow down...
  • Special Coordinator Kaag speaking at the Arria-formula meeting on women participation in peace, security and mediation (UN Photo)

    27 Mar 2017 - The Arria-formula meeting on Women, Peace and Security and Mediation took place at the UN Security Council this week to discuss ways of increasing the participation of women in global conflict prevention and mediation and strengthening the role of women in peace processes.  Co-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 08 Mar 2017 - By Philippe Lazzarini Today we celebrate international women´s day, a day that was first observed in 1909, and has since grown in importance and scope. While the early calls for women´s rights to vote have been heard, the day continues to be important as gender equality has...
  • Special Coordinator Kaag with the President of Social Way Wafaa Khoury and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati

    02 Mar 2017 - On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the non-governmental organization “Social Way” paid tribute to UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag and her efforts for Lebanon. “By paying tribute to Mrs. Sigrid Kaag, we honor all the women in the world who have excelled...

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