Press Releases

  • 10 May 2018 - 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. He notes with relief today’s partial...
  • 08 May 2018 - I am deeply concerned by today’s announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will begin reinstating US sanctions. I have consistently reiterated that the JCPOA represents a major achievement in nuclear non-...
  • 08 May 2018 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Lebanon’s parliamentary elections    The Secretary-General congratulates Lebanon on the holding of parliamentary elections on 6 May, the first since 2009. The...
  • 07 May 2018 - In answer to a question at the noon briefing at UN Headquarters, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujjaric said: Yes, we welcome the holding of parliamentary elections in Lebanon, which initial reports indicate were conducted largely peacefully.  We hope that all Lebanese political...
  • 03 May 2018 - 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...
  • Acting Special Coordinator Kardel visits Lebanese army border post in Ras Baalbek

    25 Apr 2018 - 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. She also met with...
  • 17 Apr 2018 - Secretary-General's remarks at joint press conference with Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir [with Q&A]   Ladies and gentlemen from the press, thank you very much for your presence.   This visit...
  • 14 Apr 2018 - I have been following closely the reports of air strikes in Syria conducted by the United States, France and the United Kingdom. Last night at [21:00] hours in New York, the US President Trump announced the beginning of airstrikes, with participation by France and the UK,...
  • 13 Apr 2018 - I have been following closely the reports of air strikes in Syria conducted by the United States, France and the United Kingdom. There’s an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and...
  • 13 Apr 2018 - THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL New York, 13 April 2018 [As delivered] Mr. President,Excellencies,The situation in the Middle East is in chaos — to such an extent it has become a threat to international peace and security.The region is facing a true...

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