Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Lebanon
New York, 24 June 2013
The Secretary-General is following with deep concern the latest developments in Sidon in Lebanon. He condemns the attacks on the Lebanese Armed Forces which have led to serious losses in the army. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Lebanon.
The Secretary-General stresses that all in Lebanon should fully respect the authority of the State and its institutions under the leadership of President Sleiman, in particular the Lebanese Armed Forces whose role is essential to protect all Lebanese. The international community remains united in its support for Lebanon’s sovereignty, security and stability.
The Secretary-General reminds all concerned in Lebanon of their responsibility to avoid conflict and uphold the principles of mutual respect and coexistence in order to preserve Lebanon’s national unity.
Statements on 24 June 2013
- New York, 24 June 2013 - Secretary-General's Remarks at Commencement Address at Democracy Prep High School [As delivered]
- New York, 24 June 2013 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on India Floods
- Yaoundé, 24 June 2013 - Secretary-General's message to the Summit of Gulf of Guinea Heads of State and Government on Maritime Security and Safety [Delivered by Mr. Abou Moussa, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa]
- New York, 24 June 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at Security Council Thematic Open Debate on "Addressing Impunity : Effective Justice for Crimes of Sexula Violence in conflict"