Lebanon

  • October 2013

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, Council members expect to receive the semi-annual briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen on the Secretary-General’s forthcoming report on the implementation of resolution 1559. Adopted in 2004, resolution 1559 urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.

  • August 2013

    Lebanon (UNIFIL)

    Monthly Forecast

    In August the Security Council will extend the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a further year as requested by Lebanon. It is likely that the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon will also be reflected in the forthcoming resolution, though no significant operational changes to the UNIFIL mandate are anticipated.  

  • 9 July 2013

    Lebanon Presidential Statement

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    The Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Lebanon this week, possibly as early as tomorrow (10 July). The draft statement was discussed following a briefing in consultations by Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly and peacekeeping head Hervé...

  • July 2013

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly will brief Council members in consultations on the Secretary-General’s forthcoming report on the implementation of resolution 1701, which called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006. The Council’s consideration of Lebanon in July will feed into the renewal of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which expires on 31 August.

  • 7 May 2013

    Consultations on Lebanon

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    Tomorrow (8 May) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of resolution 1559. No outcome is expected. The destabilising effects of the spillover from the conflict in...

  • May 2013

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, Council members expect to receive the semi-annual briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of resolution 1559 (S/2013/234).

  • April 2013

    Middle East

    Monthly Forecast

    In April the Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, following a briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman. Discussions will likely focus on the stalled peace process and the humanitarian and security situations in Gaza and the West Bank. Feltman’s briefing will also likely cover recent events in Syria and Lebanon.In April the Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, following a briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman. Discussions will likely focus on the stalled peace process and the humanitarian and security situations in Gaza and the West Bank. Feltman’s briefing will also likely cover recent events in Syria and Lebanon.

  • 14 March 2013

    Lebanon: Consultations on 1701 Report

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    This afternoon (14 March) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on resolution 1701 (S/2013/120), covering the period from 30 October 2012 to 28...

  • March 2013

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, is expected to brief Council members in consultations on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on resolution 1701 (which called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006), due by the end of February. Though no outcome is expected, a press statement following the meeting is possible.

  • November 2012

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In November the Council is expected to consider the report of the Secretary-General on resolution 1701 (which called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006), due mid-month. The Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, and the Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, are expected to brief Council members in consultations.

  • October 2012

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In late October, Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen will brief Council members in consultations on the Secretary-General’s report, due on 19 October, on the implementation of resolution 1559.

  • August 2012

    Lebanon (UNIFIL)

    Monthly Forecast

    The Security Council is expected to extend the mandate of UNIFIL for a further year. Given the increased tension and an uncertain political climate in the region, in particular spill-over effects from the Syrian crisis in northern Lebanon, it is possible that the resolution might reflect some of these developments. 

  • July 2012

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Council members are expected to be briefed by Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly in consultations on the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1701 of August 2006 which called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel.

  • May 2012

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, Council members are expecting the usual semi-annual briefing in consultations by Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen on the Secretary-General's report on the implementation of resolution 1559. This resolution, adopted in 2004, urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.

  • March 2012

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, Council members are expected to hold consultations on the Secretary-General's report on the implementation of resolution 1701, which on 11 August 2006 called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel. Derek Plumbly, who took up the post of Special Coordinator for Lebanon on 4 February, will provide his first briefing to Council members in informal consultations. A representative from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations will also brief.