Progress on key UN resolution impeded by Lebanon’s political crisis, says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater efforts to implement provisions of a 2004 United Nations resolution aimed at strengthening Lebanon’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence, citing a lack of progress in recent months.

UN envoy and Lebanese official discuss efforts to free kidnapped Estonians

United Nations envoy Michael Williams today discussed the recent abduction of seven Estonian cyclists in the Bekaa Valley with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati and the efforts under way to secure their release.