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Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. The Secretary-General will meet with Government officials, including President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society.  He will pay tribute to the victims of the Beirut Port blast and will also undertake field visits to interact with people impacted by the numerous crises the country has been facing.  Finally, the Secretary-General will travel to southern Lebanon to visit the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line.

The Secretary-General visits the port of Beirut to pay tribute to the victims and observe a moment of silence.

In August 2020 a large explosion took place in a warehouse in the port that destroyed much of the centre of Beirut. Thousands were injured and some 200 people lost their lives.A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Filippo Grandi (on screen), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, briefs the Security Council.Abdulla Shahid, President of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, chairs the 54th General Assembly meeting on elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, as well as a number of other topics.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. The Secretary-General will meet with Government officials, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society.  He will also travel to southern Lebanon to visit the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line.

Secretary-General António Guterres (third from right) 
greets school parliamentarians and committee members as he 
visits a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Tripoli, Lebanon.A view of midtown Manhattan skyline as seen from the UN Headquarters.Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters on Afghanistan, the recent humanitarian appeal for that country, as well as other issues.Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.Lowering Ceremony of the national flags of the countries of outgoing non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021. Pictured from left to right are Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia,
Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of Niger, Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam,
Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia, and Gareth Bynoe, Minister Counsellor for the Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Paulina Kubiak, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, speaks during the press conference with Abdulla Shahid, President of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, who briefs reporters on a number of topics such as Covid-19 vaccine, climate change, gender equality and more.Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) pose for a photo with the "Report of the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Addressing Racism and Promoting Dignity for all in the United Nations Secretariat" and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (second from left); Catherine Pollard (second from right), Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance; Martha Helena Lopéz (left), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources, and Shireen L. Dodson, UN Ombudsman.Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at a special event entitled, “Delivering on the Global Education Promise”, marking the first anniversary of the Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI). The event was co-organized by the Initiative’s Secretariat and UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. While there, the Secretary-General meets with Government officials, as well as religious leaders and civil society.  

Peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) salutes the Secretary-General as he visits the headquarters of UNIFIL in Naqoura. He is accompanied by Stefano Del Col, Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL. Here the Secretary-General is welcomed with a guard of honour at the UNIFIL headquarters.U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, who arrived in Gaza on 23 December to spend Christmas with the troops of the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), today visited the Yugoslav Battalion of UNEF at El Arish.
Here the Secretary-General (centre) is seen with a group of officers of the Battalion as Lt. Col. S. Oro, Liaison Officer, points to a map to explain to the Secretary-General the points of deployment of the Battalion on the International Frontier in the Sinai Peninsula.Mona Juul, President of the Security Council for the month of January and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations, briefs reporters on the programme of work of the Security Council for the month.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. While there, the Secretary-General meets with Government officials, as well as religious leaders and civil society.  

The Secretary-General (centre) visits the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura. He is accompanied by Stefano Del Col, Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL.Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway, briefs reporters ahead of the Security Council briefing on refugees.Secretary-General António Guterres visits Lebanon to reaffirm the support of the work of the UN in Lebanon; including political teams, peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers and development professionals, as well as for the country and its people. The Secretary-General will meet with Government officials, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society.  He will also travel to southern Lebanon to visit the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line.

Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) and Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, briefs reporters in Beirut.A view of the “Non-Violence” or “Knotted Gun” sculpture by artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd with a layer of snow at UN Headquarters.Linda Thomas-Greenfield (centre), Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, is on her way to brief reporters on the situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.Henrietta H. Fore, outgoing Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), pays a farewell call on Secretary-General António Guterres.

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