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


Lebanese Christian leader pulls out of presidential race in surprise move (18.01.2016)

Samir Geagea has withdrawn his candidacy in support of his rival, Michel Aoun. The move is an effort to break an ongoing political deadlock in Lebanon, which has been without a president for nearly two years.

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Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon for another year (21.08.2015)

Determining that the situation in Lebanon continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council today decided to extend the present mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for one year, until 31 August 2016.

As security challenges grow, top UN official in country urges end to political vacuum (25.05.2015)

The vacuum in the post of Lebanon's presidency has undermined the country's ability to address a range of growing security, economic and social challenges, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, warned today.

Lebanon’s civil war: seven lessons forty years on - ISS Alert (10.04.2015)

Four decades ago, on 13 April 1975, the Lebanese civil war broke out. The conflict, which lasted 15 years, cost 150,000 lives, injured 300,000, and led to the emigration of almost a million people, brought the Lebanese state to near collapse. With similar conflicts now spreading throughout the...