Press Release

Special Coordinator Urges De-escalation and Steps Towards Longer-Term Solutions

27 February 2024

  • Beirut, 27 February 2024. The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Joanna Wronecka is deeply concerned by the gradual expansion in the exchange of fire across the Blue Line in scope, scale and intensity, which increases the risks of a broader conflagration and undermines Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006).  She urges an immediate halt to this dangerous cycle of violence and return to a cessation of hostilities

Regretting the impact of the fighting on civilian lives and property and the displacement of thousands of border residents, the Special Coordinator reiterated the urgent need to adhere to international humanitarian law and to the protection of civilians at all times. 


In exercise of her good offices, the Special Coordinator has intensified her engagement with all stakeholders towards urgent steps for de-escalation. She has also encouraged concerted efforts by international partners to help the parties find sustainable solutions that enhance security and stability along the Blue Line. 


The Special Coordinator remains committed to supporting a political process towards a permanent ceasefire and long-term solution to the conflict as envisaged in resolution 1701.

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