Press Releases

  • 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...
  • 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...

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