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


Mandate of UN-backed tribunal for Lebanon extended for three more years (02.01.2015)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has extended the mandate of the United Nations-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which was set up to try those responsible for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others, for a period of three years from 1 March 2015.

Secretary-General appoints Sigrid Kaag as Special Coordinator for Lebanon (01.12.2014)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon today announced the appointment of Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator for Lebanon. She will succeed Derek Plumbly of the United Kingdom.

UN envoy expresses regret over Parliament term extension, stalled elections (06.11.2014)

The United Nations envoy for Lebanon said today that the vote in Lebanon’s Parliament yesterday to extend its mandate until 2017 had spared the country a “further serious vacuum,” but, regretfully, elections had been postponed again amid mounting political insecurity.

Lebanese parliament extends own term till 2017 amid protests (05.11.2014)

Lebanon's parliament voted on Wednesday to extend its own mandate until 2017 citing security concerns linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria, but critics including the European Union condemned the move as unconstitutional.

Army restores order, militant leaders on the run (28.10.2014)

The Army’s campaign against terrorist groups has put an end to four days of fierce clashes with militants inspired by ISIS and the Nusra Front. The clashes left 42 people dead and some 150 wounded.

UN mission calls for restraint following explosion, retaliatory fire (07.10.2014)

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today urged maximum restraint after two Israeli soldiers were wounded in the Shaba’a area as a result of an improvised explosive device, and Israel retaliated with artillery fire towards the area of Kfar Shouba hills.