Lebanon: in meeting with President, UN official and ambassadors flag support and need for stability following blasts

In a meeting with Lebanon’s President Michel Sleiman, a senior United Nations official and representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council today expressed their support for the Middle Eastern nation and its stability in the wake of the deadly bombing which struck central Beirut on Friday.

In wake of Beirut bombing, UN chief expresses solidarity with people of Lebanon

In a telephone discussion with Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday's deadly bomb blast in Beirut, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his solidarity with the country's people and commended how the matter how been dealt with by its leadership, according to Mr. Ban's spokesperson.

In meetings with Lebanese leaders, head of UN peacekeeping force praises cooperation

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today met with senior Lebanese Government officials for discussion on a range of issues, with a particular focus on cooperation between UN peacekeepers and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

UN official voices concern as Lebanon faces growing number of Syrian refugees

The growing number of Syrian refugees is proving to be an increasingly heavy burden on Lebanon, a United Nations senior official said today in his meeting with the Lebanese Prime Minister, during which he also expressed concern over the security situation along Lebanon’s border with Syria.

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon for another year

The Security Council today extended the mandate of United Nations peacekeepers in southern Lebanon until 31 August 2013, while urging all parties to abide scrupulously by their obligation to respect the safety of the world body’s staff.

Recent violence undermines Lebanese efforts to promote peace and stability – UN envoy

A senior United Nations envoy warned today that the recent security incidents in Lebanon, including kidnappings and armed clashes, threaten the Government’s efforts to promote peace and development in the country.

Security Council emphasizes need for Israel and Lebanon to tackle outstanding issues

The Security Council said it is encouraged by the stability that continues to prevail across the so-called Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon, and emphasized the need to move forward on all outstanding issues regarding the implementation of relevant resolutions.

UN envoy to Lebanon welcomes efforts to bolster security after recent tensions

The United Nation Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, today welcomed efforts by the country’s Prime Minister to enhance stability following recent tensions, stressing that the UN supports all measures to maintain security and the well-being of the Lebanese people.

In Lebanon, Ban pays tribute to vital role played by UN peacekeepers

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday paid tribute to the men and women helping to bring peace to southern Lebanon, while stressing the importance of the safety of United Nations personnel serving in one of the most dangerous missions in the world.

Ban underscores ‘unwavering’ UN commitment to Lebanon’s security and stability

The United Nations will maintain its “strong and unwavering” commitment to Lebanon, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged today as he began an official visit to the country.