Press Releases

  • 20 Oct 2016 - Beirut, LebanonThursday, 20 October 2016 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, welcomed the passing in Parliament of the law for the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution, incorporating a National Preventive Mechanism against Torture. “...
  • 19 Oct 2016 - Beirut, LebanonWednesday, 19 October 2016 The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, visited today El-Qaa and Hermel.   During the visit, the Special Coordinator was briefed by local representatives on the socio-economic situation and the security...
  • 04 Oct 2016 - Tehran, Iran Tuesday, 4 October 2016
    United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag concluded a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran for meetings with Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Jaberi Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister...
  • 04 Oct 2016 - Beirut, LebanonTuesday, 4 October 2016Deputy Special Coordinator and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, today co-signed the UN Strategic Framework for Lebanon (UNSF) together with Mr. Fouad Fleifel, President of the Council of Ministers ...
  • 04 Oct 2016 - United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag concluded a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran for meetings with Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Jaberi Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas...
  • Secretary-General Meets Prime Minister of Lebanon
    22 Sep 2016 -   The Secretary-General met today with His Excellency Mr. Tammam Salam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon. The Secretary General and Prime Minister Salam discussed the ongoing impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanon and welcomed the united international support for...
  • Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag at the launch of Lebanon's national consultations for preventing violent extremism 

    14 Sep 2016 - Lebanon today launched national consultations for the development of a "National Action Plan to Prevent Violent Extremism". The United Nations is supporting Lebanon in this initiative. The launch took place  under the Patronage of Prime Minister Tammam Salam and in the presence...
  • 05 Sep 2016 - Carnegie FoundationThe Hague, NetherlandsMonday, 5 September 2016 Sigrid Kaag, a top Dutch diplomat working for the United Nations, will receive the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize 2016. The Carnegie Foundation, which owns and manages the Peace Palace, has awarded this peace prize...
  • 22 Jun 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, 22 June 2016 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag visited on Tuesday the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon. During her visit, the Special Coordinator met with representatives of Rashidieh’s popular...
  • 06 Jun 2016 - United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag met today in London with senior UK officials to discuss Lebanon in the current regional context. Discussions focused on Security Council resolution 1701, prevention of violent extremism and concrete opportunities to...

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