New York, 20 June 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on National Dialogue in Lebanon
The Secretary-General welcomes the resumption of the National Dialogue between political leaders in Lebanon, and the Declaration issued following the Dialogue meeting on 11 June. The Secretary-General commends President Sleiman’s initiative in re-launching the National Dialogue. He encourages political leaders in Lebanon to continue their work in this important process and looks forward to the next meeting planned for 25 June.
The United Nations continues to believe that the National Dialogue can play a crucial part in promoting stability and the authority of the state in Lebanon. The commitment of political leaders in Lebanon to safeguarding the country from the impact of regional tensions at this difficult time is particularly important.
Statements on 20 June 2012
- Rio de Janeiro, 20 June 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks at signing of agreement on the establishment of the Global Green Growth Institute - as prepared for delivery
- Rio de Janeiro, 20 June 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to Rio+20 Conference Ceremonial Opening Session - as delivered
- New York, 20 June 2012 - Secretary-General's message on World Refugee Day
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 June 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks at Official Opening Session of Rio+20 Conference