Women, peace and security

  • 07 May 2017 - A Team of UN staff, including from the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, took part in the annual biking day in Tripoli, in north Lebanon, dedicated this year to the empowerment of women.  The Bike Tripoli #4 was organized by the Social Way NGO, in cooperation...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 28 Feb 2017 - UN Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini Remarks at the Launch of the Ministry of State for Women’s Affairs   I am very pleased to be here with you today. The establishment of a ministerial portfolio to address women...
  • 15 Jan 2017 - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag stressed the importance of holding timely parliamentary elections in Lebanon and increased representation of women in politics. Ms. Kaag was speaking at a meeting with the press at UNSCOL.   "The international community, also the...