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UN – Lebanon – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (18 October 2017)

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, received, Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon on October 18, 2017.
He assured her of his full support and thanked her for the way in which she is carrying out her mission in Lebanon.
Mr. Le Drian reaffirmed to his interlocutor his attachment to Lebanon’s stability and security in the face of the challenges before it, and underscored the contribution of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to that end. (…)

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As a founding member of the UN in 1945, France places great importance on the multilateral system, in which it plays a leading role on a number of issues. Among the main United Nations bodies, it is a permanent member of the Security Council, alongside the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China. It is also involved in its subsidiary bodies, including the Human Rights Council, and is a permanent member of the Conference on Disarmament. Moreover, it is particularly active within the specialized agencies, as well as the United Nations funds and programmes.

Within the United Nations, France is active in every field, in the political field (reform of the United Nations and the Security Council) as well as those of Human Rights (re-elected to the Human Rights Council in November 2013), the environment and climate change, official development assistance and maintaining international peace and security.

In October 2017, France holds the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).