Press Releases

  • 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...
  • View of the Security Council (UN Archive Photo)

    27 Mar 2018 - The members of the Security Council commended the convening in Rome on March, 15 2018, of a ministerial meeting in support of Lebanon’s Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces, under the auspices of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG) and under the chairmanship...
  • 23 Mar 2018 - The UN and World Bank Group (WBG) concluded on Friday a three-year Compact for Lebanon. Building on a long history of collaboration globally and locally, the 2018-2020 Partnership Compact seeks to leverage the two institutions’ comparative advantages and align their financing...
  • 15 Mar 2018 - Ministerial Meeting in support of Lebanon’s Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces (Rome, 15 March 2018) JOINT STATEMENT 1.         A Ministerial Meeting in support of Lebanon’s Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces was held in Rome...
  • 15 Mar 2018 - Rome, 15 March 2018 Today the wider the Middle East is in a mess. The clear symbol of that mess is the endless and bloody conflict in Syria and the dramatic suffering of the Syrian people, but in this mess there is a positive exception. That exception is...
  • 15 Mar 2018 - THE SECRETARY-GENERAL--REMARKS AT MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR LEBANONRome, 15 March 2018[As delivered] Thank you for coming together in support of the people and institutions of Lebanon.Allow me to begin by recalling my close ties with Lebanon and...
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at UNRWA conference in Rome (Photo The Daily Star-Joseph Habboush)

    15 Mar 2018 - THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- REMARKS AT MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON SUPPORT FOR THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST Rome, 15 March 2018 Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank Egypt, Jordan and Sweden for co-chairing this gathering. I also welcome...
  • UN Secretary-General with UN Senior Management Group (UN Photo)

    08 Mar 2018 - THE SECRETARY-GENERALMESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAYNew York, 8 March 2018 Women’s Day 2018: Progress for women is progress for all We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to...
  • UN Special Coordinator Kardel meets Syrian refugees at a tented settlement in Qab Elias

    28 Feb 2018 - Acting UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Kardel today visited the Bekaa, in east Lebanon. She met with Syrian refugees at a tented settlement in Qab Elias and heard their accounts of the challenges they faced, particularly those faced by women and youth. She also...

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