New Lebanese government should be formed as soon as possible – UN envoy

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon today reiterated the need for the formation without delay of a functioning government, noting the many issues that remain to be addressed by the authorities.

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.

UN coordinator for Lebanon stresses government formation crucial for stability

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Michael Williams, today called for a quick formation of a new government, saying that doing so is essential for both the security and development priorities of the people of the Middle Eastern country.

Ban calls on Lebanon and Israel to fulfil obligations and consolidate stability

Lebanon’s paralysis over forming a government has prevented progress in implementing some of its key obligations in the United Nations resolution that ended the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah in 2006, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the issue.

Lebanon: Prime Minister-designate briefs UN envoy on efforts to form new government

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon met today with Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati, who briefed him on his continuing efforts concerning the formation of a new government.

UN reaffirms support for Lebanon court on 6th anniversary of ex-premier’s death

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 6th anniversary of the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri by stressing United Nations support for the court set up to uncover the truth despite the reported attempts by Hizbollah to close it down.

Lebanon: Ban calls on new government to cooperate with Hariri murder court

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the newly designated Lebanese Government should continue to cooperate with the United Nations-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the 2005 murders of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others.

Ban expects new Lebanese Government to cooperate in Hariri murder trial

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expects the newly designated Lebanese Government to abide by its obligation to cooperate with the United Nations-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, his spokesman said today.

UN envoy and Lebanese Prime Minister discuss prospects for new government

Restoring political stability and achieving a new Lebanese government is possible if all parties are willing to cooperate towards that end, a top United Nations envoy said today following a meeting with the caretaker Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.