Lebanon and the United Nations
Lebanon is a founding member of the United Nations which was established on the twenty fourth of October, 1945.
Lebanon is currently one of the ten non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, along with Germany, Nigeria, Colombia, Herzegovina, Portugal, Brazil, India, South Africa and Gabon. These non-permanent members of the Security Council are in addition to the five permanent members: China, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and the United States of America.
The Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations represents the country of Lebanon and aims to help in achieving its foreign policy goals. The Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon was established to assist with coordinating the mandates and work of the United Nations within Lebanon. In addition UNSCOL aims to maintain contacts with the neighbouring countries of Lebanon and plays a key role in donor assistance.
The United Nations Development Program in Lebanon was established to support environmental sustainability in Lebanon and its aims to:
- Promote productive employment, eradicate poverty and reduce the number of disparities between groups and regions
- Aims to enhance human development and national growth
- Ensure the United Nations Development Program in Lebanon initiatives follow international standards
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was established in 1978 to assist the Lebanese Government restore peace and security. The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1710 to supervise the end of hostilities after the crisis of 2006, and to support the Lebanese Armed Forces.