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07 Oct 2019 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
07 October 2019

Mr. Chairman,
Deputy Secretary-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

24 Sep 2019 description

UNIFIL today marked the International Day of Peace amidst a ceremony at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon, with its head and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col joining the global call for climate action for peace.

In his address to the gathering of dignitaries that included Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) representatives, local and religious leaders, and fellow UNIFIL peacekeepers, Major General Del Col said peace can only be achieved through “immediate and concrete” actions against climate change.

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.

10 Sep 2019 description
report UN General Assembly
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction

29 Aug 2019 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
8610th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 August 2020, reiterating its call for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution based on the principles and elements set out in resolution 1701 (2006).

30 Jul 2019 description

Asamblea General
Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 68 a) del programa
Promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia: promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia

Consejo de Seguridad
Septuagésimo cuarto año

I. Introducción

30 Jul 2019 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-treizième session
Point 68 a) de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant : promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante-quatorzième année

**I. Introduction **

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.

14 Jun 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13841

SECURITY COUNCIL
8548TH MEETING (AM)

Secretary-General António Guterres Calls Stronger Cooperation ‘Pivotal’ in Shared Mission to Prevent, Resolve Conflict

With Middle East crises occupying a significant portion of its agenda, the Security Council today expressed its intention to promote closer cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States in the fields of conflict early warning, prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

14 Jun 2019 description

SG/SM/19622-SC/13842
13 JUNE 2019

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States, in New York today:

29 May 2019 description

UNIFIL today marked the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at its headquarters in Naqoura, with the Mission’s chief recommitting the resolve to work towards a lasting peace in south Lebanon and along the Blue Line.

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col also paid tribute to more than one million UN peacekeepers who have served since the first UN mission was deployed in 1948, and over 3,800 peacekeepers including more than 300 in UNIFIL, who paid the ultimate price serving for peace.

24 May 2019 description

SG/SM/19595-OBV/1886-PKO/790

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, in New York today:

22 May 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13820

SECURITY COUNCIL
8532ND MEETING (AM)

Israel, United States Question UNRWA’s Neutrality, Value, as Many Delegates Stress Its Critical Role in Providing Vital Services

With the recent flare-up of violence in Gaza as the central topic of discussion in the Security Council today, members also considered the funding shortage affecting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

03 May 2019 description
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Foreword

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.

29 Apr 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13794

Security Council
8517th Meeting (AM)

Civil society leaders briefing the Security Council today described a deepening crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory characterized by political mistrust, economic challenges and environmental degradation while calling upon authorities in the Middle East to harness new green technologies as a tool for peace.

29 Apr 2019 description

As delivered

29 APRIL 2019

Mr. President,

I would like to express condolences for the attacks at the synagogue in San Diego and at the church in Burkina Faso, as well as the previous attacks against religious sites in New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Our sympathy is with the families of the victims. We condemn terrorism in all its manifestations.