FORMER U.N. LEBANON COORDINATOR DIES AT 67

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Apr 25 (NNN-NNA) – The United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, announced on Monday, the death of Lord Michael C. Williams, former UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

Lord Williams, 67, died on Sunday, in Britain, according to a statement by Sigrid Kaag.

She expressed her sincere condolences to Lord Williams’ family.

Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, appointed Williams as Special Coordinator from 2008 to 2011.

Ban Ki-moon set up the UN special coordinator for Lebanon’s post, following the 33-day devastating July-Aug, 2006 war, between Hezbollah and Israel, to represent the secretary-general, in the country’s political and coordination issues.

The UN coordinator post also maintains regular contact with Lebanon’s neighbours and other countries, to promote the full implementation of resolution 1701, plus other initiatives related to Lebanon.

Resolution 1701 calls for an immediate end of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah, the Lebanese Army’s deployment along the border with Israel, establishing a weapons-free zone, south of the Litani River, and the disarmament of Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias.– NNN-NNA

Source: NAM News Network

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