Lebanon

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UNIFIL

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UN-led)
Authorization date: 03/78

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UNSCOL

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Authorization date: 02/07

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News


Lebanon's new parliament re-elects Hezbollah ally as speaker (23.05.2018)

Nabih Berri held the position of assembly speaker since 1992, with the focus now shifting to who will be prime minister.

Lebanon vote under new rules likely to keep old guard in power (26.04.2018)

Lebanese will have a first opportunity in nine years to vote in a general election on May 6 under new rules, expected to bring some changes to parliament but preserve a unity government combining its main political blocs.

Election observation mission launched (19.04.2018)

Elena Valenciano, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Lebanon’s 2018 parliamentary elections on 6 May, officially launched the EU’s mission today, stressing their importance for the country’s stability.

Nine years since last vote, Lebanon in election fever (19.04.2018)

Stakes are high in long-awaited May 6 poll, first test of Lebanon's 2017 voting law, that will carve out it's political and economic trajectory for years to come.

EU deploys an Election Observation Mission to Lebanon (03.04.2018)

Following the invitation by the Lebanese authorities, the European Union is deploying an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Lebanon to observe the Parliamentary elections, due to take place on 6 May 2018.

UN gives strong backing to Lebanon's political independence (20.03.2018)

The UN Security Council reaffirmed its strong support Tuesday for Lebanon's political independence following a report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who said "crises in the region continue to pose a risk to the stability" of the country.

EU supports Lebanese security sector with €50 million (19.03.2018)

The European Union has announced a €50 million package to support the Lebanese security sector, as part of its longstanding commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon. This package includes €46.6 million for promoting the rule of law, enhancing security and countering terrorism until 2020...