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12 Sep 2019 description

(NCLW, United Nations) - The Government of Lebanon has today endorsed, the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, offering a comprehensive national framework for the long term stability and security of Lebanon and a building block for the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The plan provides a set of tools and resources to drive forward the systematic engagement of women in peace and security deliberations in the country, while enhancing their protection and leadership.

23 Jul 2019 description

I was very glad that for the second time I was able to complement with some updates the report of the Secretary-General on Lebanon. As you are aware, there are two briefings, one very much focused on UNIFIL and that was delivered by Under-Secretary-General (Jean-Pierre) Lacroix and I would refrain from raising issues related to UNIFIL.

02 Jul 2019 description

Major General Abbas Ibrahim, Director of General Security

H.E. Matahiro Yamaguchi, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon

Ms. Godeau, IOM Regional Director

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to be here today to mark yet another important achievement in furthering Lebanon’s integrated border management strategy implementation, in improving border control and migration management as a part of comprehensive efforts of the Government of Lebanon.

25 Jun 2019 description

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Today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Jan Kubis and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Mieh Mieh as well as Mieh Mieh municipality in southern Lebanon.

03 May 2019 description
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2018 was an important year for Lebanon. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Lebanese people went to the polls to elect a new parliament - a key step towards a stronger democracy and State institutions. The election results and formation of the new Government were a small win for women, with six women parliamentarians elected and four women ministers appointed to the new cabinet.

19 Apr 2019 description

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, yesterday visited the city of Tripoli in north Lebanon. It was an opportunity for the UN Special Coordinator to get a closer look at the political, security and socio-economic situation in Lebanon’s second largest city and the role it can play in the country’s longer-term peace, stability and development prospects. Following meetings in Tripoli, Mr.

28 Mar 2019 description
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First of all, I am very glad that in my new capacity as the Special Coordinator for Lebanon, I had the opportunity to brief the Security Council about my activities but notably about the country, about Lebanon. I spoke about opportunities and some risks as well.

18 Mar 2019 description

I am very grateful that His Excellency the Prime Minister is giving me his time frequently and regularly. This is very important as well due to my forthcoming meeting with the Security Council of the United Nations next week in New York.

14 Mar 2019 description

Today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Mr. Jan Kubis and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh in southern Lebanon. It was Mr. Kubis’ first visit to a Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon since taking up his functions as UN Special Coordinator in February.

29 Jan 2019 description

(Press Release from the Lebanese Armed Forces)

Under the patronage of the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun launched today the Code of Conduct for the LAF in Law Enforcement, in cooperation with the Regional Office of the High Commissioner’s office for Human Rights for the Middle East and North Africa.

10 Dec 2018 description

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Today, we mark the 70th anniversary of an extraordinary document, the Universal Declaration for Human Rights.

07 Sep 2018 description

Acting UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Kardel today visited Tripoli, in north Lebanon. She met with political and religious authorities and visited MARCH, a non-government organization that is active in promoting reconciliation and empowerment among youth and former fighters.

02 Jul 2018 description

Today, the Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Pernille Dahler Kardel and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon.

Ms. Kardel and Mr. Cordone met with representatives of Palestinian factions and Popular Committees of Rashidieh and discussed with them the situation in the camp on the political, social and economic situation in the camp.

08 Aug 2017 description

Remarks by UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag at the Launch of a Media Campaign with Minister of Information Melhem Riachi, UNHCR and other partners on Reducing Tensions between Lebanese host Communities and Syrian Refugees

26 Jul 2017 description

Yesterday, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag and the Director of UNRWA in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ein El Hilweh. They met with representatives and residents of the camp, including women and youth groups, and visited UNRWA installations and other areas in the Camp.

05 Jul 2017 description

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag and Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini held today a dialogue with the Beirut-based media on the UN’s role and priorities in Lebanon. Focus was on the UN’s “whole of Lebanon approach” that takes into consideration support for Lebanon’s peace and security, stability and stabilization.

12 Jun 2017 description

At the end of May 2017, committed resources to Lebanon amount to USD 1.41 billion, which includes USD 1.10 billion in donor assistance and USD 309.6 million carried over from 2016 by partners and pooled funds, as shown by the latest funding update released by the Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon Philippe Lazzarini. For 2018 and beyond, donors have so far committed USD 350 million in support of Lebanon.

12 Jun 2017 description

The Minister of State for Displaced Affairs, His Excellency Mueen Merhebi, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone, and Mr. Abdelnasser al-Ayyi of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee visited today Nahr el-Bared camp (NBC).

The delegation met with representatives of the Palestinian factions and listened to youth representatives on the challenges and opportunities to improve living conditions and prospects of the camp's residents.

03 May 2017 description

United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag and European Union Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen visited the Regional Mine Action Center (RMAC) in Nabatieh today. The visit included a briefing by Brig. Gen. Ziad Nasr, Director of the Lebanon Mine Action Center, on progress made in the implementation of Lebanon’s National Mine Action Strategy, including in the clearing of mines, cluster munitions, unexploded ordnances and all explosive remnants of war.

30 Mar 2017 description

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY

Your Majesties,

Your Royal Highnesses,

Excellencies,

As salaam alaikum.

I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.

Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.