Philippe Lazzarini

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Philippe Lazzarini noted : “The threat of annexation hangs over the West Bank and East Jerusalem. As political tensions continue to rise, what happens next is uncertain, but likely to affect Palestine refugees, as well as governments in the region” “Lebanon’s economy has collapsed. The Syrian conflict persists and continues posing an enormous political and humanitarian challenge in the region. And now, COVID-19 is fueling a pandemic of abject poverty. Despair and hopelessness are growing among Palestine refugees,” External link

jordantimes Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "The funding gap in UNRWA’s Programme Budget, the backbone of the Agency, remains extremely serious and amounts to $335 million after the pledging conference. We are in the dark and I do not know if we will be able to run UNRWA operations until the end of the year," External link

petra-en Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini told : “In an unpredictable and unstable environment, we need, more than ever, a predictable and stable UNRWA,” External link

app-en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini told : “In an unpredictable and unstable environment, we need, more than ever, a predictable and stable UNRWA,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini told : “In an unpredictable and unstable environment, we need, more than ever, a predictable and stable UNRWA,” External link

un-org Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "No one expected that 70 years later this support would still be needed," External link

thenational Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini says : “In the Middle East, Switzerland is one of the nationalities that’s still perceived as not being politically biased,” “There is still a perception of a country that has carried for a long time the notion of neutrality. Having said that, it’s certainly not the reason why I have been appointed. But it helps to be Swiss in a region like this one” External link

swissinfo Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “As long as the global crisis persists, UNRWA will continue to adapt the way it works so that it responds to the needs and expectations of Palestine refugees. I count on the solidarity of the international community to help us ensure Palestine refugees remain safe and able to weather the economic storm that could push this vulnerable community to the brink of disaster. This could trigger more instability in an already volatile region,” External link

jordantimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : “Most refugees UNRWA serves live under the poverty line and lack the safety net needed to absorb the financial and medical shocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now facing devastating consequences to their physical, social and economic wellbeing,” External link

jordantimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini pointed out : "Most refugees UNRWA serves live under the poverty line and lack the safety net needed to absorb the financial and medical shocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now facing devastating consequences to their physical, social and economic wellbeing," External link

petra-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We have seen how the crisis is disproportionally hitting the poorest and most destitute communities around the world. This is sadly also true for Palestine refugees who are amongst the most vulnerable populations in the Middle East," External link

petra-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "As long as the global crisis persists, UNRWA will continue to adapt the way it works so that it responds to the needs and expectations of Palestine refugees. I count on the solidarity of the international community to help us ensure Palestine refugees remain safe and able to weather the economic storm that could push this vulnerable community to the brink of disaster. This could trigger more instability in an already volatile region," External link

petra-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : “As long as the global crisis persists,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, May 8, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “KSRelief is providing vital life-saving support that will enable UNRWA to procure medical equipment and supplies required to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and help save the lives of Palestine refugees in Gaza” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 1, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We will be making increased efforts in attracting more funds to support a decent life for Palestinian refugees," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 24, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Unfortunately there are too many cash-strapped deadlines, and the next one is at the end of May because we have no visibility anymore beyond," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "When we talk about sustainable goals or social and economic rights, leaving no one behind, we also mean Palestinian refugees are not left behind," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "By doing so, we will contribute to having a future generation ready and educated to take over or be part of a future country where they will be full citizens," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "I will be in listening mode at the beginning to make sure that the decisions which will be taken are in line with the aspirations," "You need to have an honest dialogue" External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "I do believe the Gulf countries are important partners to UNRWA and it is important to develop a lasting, predictable partnership with the Gulf countries," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "I have discussed with the Maronite Patriarch the latest developments in the country, as well as the impact of the economic situation on the living conditions in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Friday, January 31, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "we talked about the importance of maintaining a peaceful and civilized uprising so that these demonstrations can continue in the same way. I also pointed out to the Patriarch that for the past four weeks, Lebanon has certainly been an example for peaceful demonstrations. The military institution, in turn, protected this uprising... I hope the demands will be heard soon, because Lebanon needs those demands [to be fulfilled]. We can say that Lebanon is at a watershed, and there is no time to waste. There is an urgent need to restore confidence between the Lebanese and their representatives in the institutions" External link

nna-en Friday, November 8, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Nous avons parlé de l’importance de maintenir un mouvement pacifique et civilisé afin que ces manifestations puissent se poursuivre de la même manière. J’ai également rappelé au Patriarche que le Liban est certainement un exemple depuis quatre semaines... J’espère que les revendications seront entendues prochainement, car le Liban a besoin que ces demandes soient remplies. Nous pouvons dire que le Liban est à un tournant décisif et pas de temps à perdre. Il est urgent de rétablir la confiance entre les Libanais et leurs représentants au sein des institutions. " External link

nna-fr Friday, November 8, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini commented : “the United Nations value the cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and international partners. We welcome the Ministry’s sustained efforts in providing quality public education for all. Education plays a central role in society, protecting young children, including refugees, and preparing them for the future and their role as citizen of the world” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "It is very important to work on restoring confidence in Lebanon's economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “The PM and I discussed the latest economic developments in Lebanon stressing on the urgent need to deliver on reforms.Tangible measures are needed to build confidence and deliver growth,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "La jeunesse libanaise constitue un élément essentiel de cette société et il en va de la responsabilité du gouvernement de résoudre les problèmes économiques et de créer des opportunités d'emploi pour les jeunes" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "La jeunesse libanaise constitue un élément essentiel de cette société et il en va de la responsabilité du gouvernement de résoudre les problèmes économiques et de créer des opportunités d'emploi pour les jeunes" External link

french-news Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "The visit was an occasion to reaffirm the United Nations' upholding for health activities in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini confirmed : "The United Nations will continue to support Lebanon in all areas," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : "The reform process was launched by the United Nations General Assembly in accordance with resolution A/RES/72/279 of May 31, 2018, which is similar to Secretary General Antonio Guterres's vision and proposals for re-positioning the UN development system to be launched according to the 2030 agenda," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini dit ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Je viens de rencontrer le Premier ministre Hariri et c’était pour moi une occasion de le féliciter pour la formation du cabinet et pour l'inclusion de quatre femmes dans le cabinet, y compris une femme ministre de l'Intérieur, ce qui je crois est une première dans le monde arabe. J’ai également rappelé au Premier ministre que les Nations Unies étaient disposées à l’aider, ainsi que son gouvernement, à mettre en oeuvre tous les engagements pris l’année dernière lors des conférences de Rome, Paris et Bruxelles. Et en ce qui concerne la conférence de Paris, j’ai également rappelé l’importance accordée par la communauté internationale et l’ONU à la mise en oeuvre de CEDRE et l’importance de la mise en oeuvre de réformes en commençant par le secteur de l’électricité" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "I just met Prime Minister Hariri and it was an occasion for me to congratulate him for the cabinet formation and also to congratulate the Prime Minister for the inclusion of four women in the cabinet, including a woman as a Minister of Interior, which I believe is the first time in the Arab World. I also reiterated to the Prime Minister the United Nations' readiness to support him and his government to implement all the commitments made last year during the Rome, Paris and Brussels conferences. And when it comes to the Paris conference, I reiterated also the importance given by the international community and the UN to the implementation of CEDRE and the importance of implementing reforms starting with the electricity sector" External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Le Liban a le pourcentage le plus élevé de réfugiés dans le monde. Dans ce pays, une personne sur quatre qui y vit est déplacée. Plus de la moitié vivent dans l'extreme pauvreté" External link

lnr-dz Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini précisé : "Mais certain chiffres tablent sur 1,2 million à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens au Liban" External link

lnr-dz Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Internal security in Lebanon are transmitting the names of the people who want to go back to Damascus. Then, in Damascus, these names are vetted and once they are vetted or cleared, the response comes back to Lebanon and that is when the return is taking place," External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 11, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Le Liban a le pourcentage le plus élevé de réfugiés dans le monde. Dans ce pays, une personne sur quatre qui y vit est déplacée. Plus de la moitié vivent dans l'extrême pauvreté" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, January 11, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini précisé : "Mais certains chiffres tablent sur 1,2 million à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens au Liban" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, January 11, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Le Liban a le pourcentage le plus élevé de réfugiés dans le monde. Dans ce pays, une personne sur quatre qui y vit est déplacée. Plus de la moitié vivent dans l'extrême pauvreté" External link

french-news Friday, January 11, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini précisé : "Mais certains chiffres tablent sur 1,2 million à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens au Liban" External link

french-news Friday, January 11, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "These exceptional weather conditions are making the living situation of Syrian refugees even more precarious," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 11, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "With these figures we are far from any mass returns. If the refugees prefer to face dire living conditions rather than returning home, it means we don't have the right conditions for them to go back," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 11, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini confirmed : "While the integration of refugees is not an option, Lebanon has agreed to a non-refoulment policy," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 11, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Internal security in Lebanon are transmitting the names of the people who want to go back to Damascus. Then, in Damascus, these names are vetted and once they are vetted or cleared, the response comes back to Lebanon and that is when the return is taking place," External link

voanews Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini disse : "O número é maior do que em 2017, quando regressaram cerca de 13.000, mas é prematuro prever um aumento significativo" External link

expresso Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini disse : “O número é maior do que em 2017, quando regressaram cerca de 13.000, mas é prematuro prever um aumento significativo” External link

ptjornal Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Members of the international group support the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, and stress the importance of national unity," External link

nna-en Friday, November 10, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Today, the UN reconfirms its support to the plan of the Government of Lebanon to reach every single child below the age of five - with free immunization, no matter its nationality. I’d like to take the opportunity and congratulate the Minister of Public Health for his unfailing efforts in mobilizing every sector of the society to make it happen” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:12:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Arsal's problem is our priority. Our visit today is to discuss problems happened as result of the Syrian presence and above all the wastewater that poses a threat to the lives of Arsal locals" External link

nna-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:44:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient have to be in order to genuinely make a difference," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:31:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We have to support Lebanon in reversing its economic decline by investing in key productive sectors, modernizing the country’s infrastructure and encouraging key structural reforms," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:31:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Needs are outpacing donor funding. And with competing humanitarian crises globally and limited resources, we might face a situation where humanitarian support has reached its ceiling. The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient have to be in order to genuinely make a difference” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : "Needs are outpacing donor funding. And with competing humanitarian crises globally and limited resources, we might face a situation where humanitarian support has reached its ceiling. The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient the support has to be in order to genuinely make a difference," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We need to get better at combining life-saving assistance and longer-term responses that address the country's security and socio-economic challenges," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini concluded : "We have to support Lebanon in reversing its economic decline by investing in key productive sectors, modernizing the country's infrastructure, and encouraging key structural reforms. This would benefit both the Syrian refugees and the Lebanese," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Needs are outpacing donor funding. And with competing humanitarian crises globally and limited resources, we might face a situation where humanitarian support has reached its ceiling. The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient have to be in order to genuinely make a difference,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, February 20, 2017 11:27:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “as the crisis enters its seventh year, it is clear that Lebanon needs not only to be supported to manage the impact of the crisis but also to remain an anchor for stability and driver for reconstruction in the region” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : “More attention is needed to transform the crisis into opportunity and to address pre-existing development constraints Lebanon has been struggling with for the last decade. It means enabling universal access to education for both Lebanese and Syrian refugees. It also means investments to stimulate economic growth and opportunities to create jobs. What is foremost needed is a national development plan,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We do believe that it is in the interest, not only of the Lebanese, but of the region to shield Lebanon from the instability in the rest of the Middle East... Hence, the need to maintain the same level of support to the country. There is a risk always that if we loosen our attention, this might trigger host community fatigue... [and] social tension will follow," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:48:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “We do believe that it is in the interest, not only of the Lebanese, but of the region to shield Lebanon from the instability in the rest of the Middle East... Hence, the need to maintain the same level of support to the country. There is a risk always that if we loosen our attention, this might trigger host community fatigue... [and] social tension will follow,” External link

voanews Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:27:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini dit : "Nous continuerons à travailler pour que les besoins de cette communauté puissent être assurés," External link

nna-fr Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:09:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Through the UNSF, the entire U.N. family in Lebanon reaffirms its commitment to improve the lives of the Lebanese people and all those Lebanon seeks to protect,” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:46:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini states : "Through the UNSF, the entire UN family in Lebanon reaffirms its commitment to improve the lives of the Lebanese people and all those Lebanon seeks to protect. We will work with and in support of the Lebanese Government to create a secure, stable and prosperous Lebanon able to exercise full sovereignty and to respect, protect and ensure the rights of all" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini indiqué : "La région de Hermel qui se situe à la frontière nord du Liban, fait face à de multiples défis en raison de la présence d'un grand nombre de réfugiés syriens" External link

nna-fr Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : "Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics - to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension - and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography," "We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding," External link

refworld Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:39:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : “Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics – to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension – and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography,” “We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:27:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : "Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography," "We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : “Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics – to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension – and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography,” “We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding,” External link

un-org Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said ( about Ban Ki Moon ) : "migrants are up to 60 million worldwide and we must find technical solutions to this crisis" "With regard to Lebanon, Ban was clear during his visit about the return of Syrian refugees by peaceful means and in a progressive manner. The Lebanese authorities, for their part, adopted a clear position under the Constitution, concerning the refusal of entry. The UN supports Lebanon in this context," External link

nna-en Friday, May 20, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini affirmé : "les migrants sont au nombre de 60 millions dans le monde. Il faut trouver des solutions techniques à cette crise. Une chance est ouverte pour leur retour" External link

nna-fr Friday, May 20, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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coordinator for lebanon18.10%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
special coordinator for lebanon8.62%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
european union ambassador2.59%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
représentant du pnud3.45%FR09/20/201720/09/2017
representative2.59%EN04/26/201726/04/2017
collègue0.86%FR03/01/201701/03/2017
colleague0.86%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
deputy10.34%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
united nations coordinator0.86%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
représentant du programme des nations unies pour le développement3.45%FR12/15/201615/12/2016
représentante0.86%FR11/10/201610/11/2016
coordinator for somalia18.10%EN02/20/201520/02/2015
chief for somalia9.48%EN01/29/201529/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Philippe LazzariniEN66.21%
Philippe LazzariniFR28.31%
Philippe LazariniEN2.74%
Philippe LazzariniPT2.28%
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Philippe Lazzarini

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Philippe Lazzarini noted : “The threat of annexation hangs over the West Bank and East Jerusalem. As political tensions continue to rise, what happens next is uncertain, but likely to affect Palestine refugees, as well as governments in the region” “Lebanon’s economy has collapsed. The Syrian conflict persists and continues posing an enormous political and humanitarian challenge in the region. And now, COVID-19 is fueling a pandemic of abject poverty. Despair and hopelessness are growing among Palestine refugees,” External link

jordantimes Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "The funding gap in UNRWA’s Programme Budget, the backbone of the Agency, remains extremely serious and amounts to $335 million after the pledging conference. We are in the dark and I do not know if we will be able to run UNRWA operations until the end of the year," External link

petra-en Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini told : “In an unpredictable and unstable environment, we need, more than ever, a predictable and stable UNRWA,” External link

app-en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini told : “In an unpredictable and unstable environment, we need, more than ever, a predictable and stable UNRWA,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini told : “In an unpredictable and unstable environment, we need, more than ever, a predictable and stable UNRWA,” External link

un-org Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "No one expected that 70 years later this support would still be needed," External link

thenational Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini says : “In the Middle East, Switzerland is one of the nationalities that’s still perceived as not being politically biased,” “There is still a perception of a country that has carried for a long time the notion of neutrality. Having said that, it’s certainly not the reason why I have been appointed. But it helps to be Swiss in a region like this one” External link

swissinfo Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “As long as the global crisis persists, UNRWA will continue to adapt the way it works so that it responds to the needs and expectations of Palestine refugees. I count on the solidarity of the international community to help us ensure Palestine refugees remain safe and able to weather the economic storm that could push this vulnerable community to the brink of disaster. This could trigger more instability in an already volatile region,” External link

jordantimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : “Most refugees UNRWA serves live under the poverty line and lack the safety net needed to absorb the financial and medical shocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now facing devastating consequences to their physical, social and economic wellbeing,” External link

jordantimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini pointed out : "Most refugees UNRWA serves live under the poverty line and lack the safety net needed to absorb the financial and medical shocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now facing devastating consequences to their physical, social and economic wellbeing," External link

petra-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We have seen how the crisis is disproportionally hitting the poorest and most destitute communities around the world. This is sadly also true for Palestine refugees who are amongst the most vulnerable populations in the Middle East," External link

petra-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "As long as the global crisis persists, UNRWA will continue to adapt the way it works so that it responds to the needs and expectations of Palestine refugees. I count on the solidarity of the international community to help us ensure Palestine refugees remain safe and able to weather the economic storm that could push this vulnerable community to the brink of disaster. This could trigger more instability in an already volatile region," External link

petra-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : “As long as the global crisis persists,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, May 8, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “KSRelief is providing vital life-saving support that will enable UNRWA to procure medical equipment and supplies required to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and help save the lives of Palestine refugees in Gaza” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 1, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We will be making increased efforts in attracting more funds to support a decent life for Palestinian refugees," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 24, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Unfortunately there are too many cash-strapped deadlines, and the next one is at the end of May because we have no visibility anymore beyond," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "When we talk about sustainable goals or social and economic rights, leaving no one behind, we also mean Palestinian refugees are not left behind," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "By doing so, we will contribute to having a future generation ready and educated to take over or be part of a future country where they will be full citizens," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "I will be in listening mode at the beginning to make sure that the decisions which will be taken are in line with the aspirations," "You need to have an honest dialogue" External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "I do believe the Gulf countries are important partners to UNRWA and it is important to develop a lasting, predictable partnership with the Gulf countries," External link

thenational Monday, April 20, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "I have discussed with the Maronite Patriarch the latest developments in the country, as well as the impact of the economic situation on the living conditions in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Friday, January 31, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "we talked about the importance of maintaining a peaceful and civilized uprising so that these demonstrations can continue in the same way. I also pointed out to the Patriarch that for the past four weeks, Lebanon has certainly been an example for peaceful demonstrations. The military institution, in turn, protected this uprising... I hope the demands will be heard soon, because Lebanon needs those demands [to be fulfilled]. We can say that Lebanon is at a watershed, and there is no time to waste. There is an urgent need to restore confidence between the Lebanese and their representatives in the institutions" External link

nna-en Friday, November 8, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Nous avons parlé de l’importance de maintenir un mouvement pacifique et civilisé afin que ces manifestations puissent se poursuivre de la même manière. J’ai également rappelé au Patriarche que le Liban est certainement un exemple depuis quatre semaines... J’espère que les revendications seront entendues prochainement, car le Liban a besoin que ces demandes soient remplies. Nous pouvons dire que le Liban est à un tournant décisif et pas de temps à perdre. Il est urgent de rétablir la confiance entre les Libanais et leurs représentants au sein des institutions. " External link

nna-fr Friday, November 8, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini commented : “the United Nations value the cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and international partners. We welcome the Ministry’s sustained efforts in providing quality public education for all. Education plays a central role in society, protecting young children, including refugees, and preparing them for the future and their role as citizen of the world” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "It is very important to work on restoring confidence in Lebanon's economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “The PM and I discussed the latest economic developments in Lebanon stressing on the urgent need to deliver on reforms.Tangible measures are needed to build confidence and deliver growth,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "La jeunesse libanaise constitue un élément essentiel de cette société et il en va de la responsabilité du gouvernement de résoudre les problèmes économiques et de créer des opportunités d'emploi pour les jeunes" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "La jeunesse libanaise constitue un élément essentiel de cette société et il en va de la responsabilité du gouvernement de résoudre les problèmes économiques et de créer des opportunités d'emploi pour les jeunes" External link

french-news Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "The visit was an occasion to reaffirm the United Nations' upholding for health activities in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini confirmed : "The United Nations will continue to support Lebanon in all areas," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : "The reform process was launched by the United Nations General Assembly in accordance with resolution A/RES/72/279 of May 31, 2018, which is similar to Secretary General Antonio Guterres's vision and proposals for re-positioning the UN development system to be launched according to the 2030 agenda," External link

nna-en Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini dit ( about Saad Hariri ) : "Je viens de rencontrer le Premier ministre Hariri et c’était pour moi une occasion de le féliciter pour la formation du cabinet et pour l'inclusion de quatre femmes dans le cabinet, y compris une femme ministre de l'Intérieur, ce qui je crois est une première dans le monde arabe. J’ai également rappelé au Premier ministre que les Nations Unies étaient disposées à l’aider, ainsi que son gouvernement, à mettre en oeuvre tous les engagements pris l’année dernière lors des conférences de Rome, Paris et Bruxelles. Et en ce qui concerne la conférence de Paris, j’ai également rappelé l’importance accordée par la communauté internationale et l’ONU à la mise en oeuvre de CEDRE et l’importance de la mise en oeuvre de réformes en commençant par le secteur de l’électricité" External link

nna-fr Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said ( about Saad Hariri ) : "I just met Prime Minister Hariri and it was an occasion for me to congratulate him for the cabinet formation and also to congratulate the Prime Minister for the inclusion of four women in the cabinet, including a woman as a Minister of Interior, which I believe is the first time in the Arab World. I also reiterated to the Prime Minister the United Nations' readiness to support him and his government to implement all the commitments made last year during the Rome, Paris and Brussels conferences. And when it comes to the Paris conference, I reiterated also the importance given by the international community and the UN to the implementation of CEDRE and the importance of implementing reforms starting with the electricity sector" External link

nna-en Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Le Liban a le pourcentage le plus élevé de réfugiés dans le monde. Dans ce pays, une personne sur quatre qui y vit est déplacée. Plus de la moitié vivent dans l'extreme pauvreté" External link

lnr-dz Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini précisé : "Mais certain chiffres tablent sur 1,2 million à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens au Liban" External link

lnr-dz Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Internal security in Lebanon are transmitting the names of the people who want to go back to Damascus. Then, in Damascus, these names are vetted and once they are vetted or cleared, the response comes back to Lebanon and that is when the return is taking place," External link

globalsecurity Friday, January 11, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Le Liban a le pourcentage le plus élevé de réfugiés dans le monde. Dans ce pays, une personne sur quatre qui y vit est déplacée. Plus de la moitié vivent dans l'extrême pauvreté" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, January 11, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini précisé : "Mais certains chiffres tablent sur 1,2 million à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens au Liban" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, January 11, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini déclaré : "Le Liban a le pourcentage le plus élevé de réfugiés dans le monde. Dans ce pays, une personne sur quatre qui y vit est déplacée. Plus de la moitié vivent dans l'extrême pauvreté" External link

french-news Friday, January 11, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini précisé : "Mais certains chiffres tablent sur 1,2 million à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens au Liban" External link

french-news Friday, January 11, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "These exceptional weather conditions are making the living situation of Syrian refugees even more precarious," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 11, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "With these figures we are far from any mass returns. If the refugees prefer to face dire living conditions rather than returning home, it means we don't have the right conditions for them to go back," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 11, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini confirmed : "While the integration of refugees is not an option, Lebanon has agreed to a non-refoulment policy," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, January 11, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Internal security in Lebanon are transmitting the names of the people who want to go back to Damascus. Then, in Damascus, these names are vetted and once they are vetted or cleared, the response comes back to Lebanon and that is when the return is taking place," External link

voanews Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini disse : "O número é maior do que em 2017, quando regressaram cerca de 13.000, mas é prematuro prever um aumento significativo" External link

expresso Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini disse : “O número é maior do que em 2017, quando regressaram cerca de 13.000, mas é prematuro prever um aumento significativo” External link

ptjornal Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Members of the international group support the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, and stress the importance of national unity," External link

nna-en Friday, November 10, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Today, the UN reconfirms its support to the plan of the Government of Lebanon to reach every single child below the age of five - with free immunization, no matter its nationality. I’d like to take the opportunity and congratulate the Minister of Public Health for his unfailing efforts in mobilizing every sector of the society to make it happen” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:12:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "Arsal's problem is our priority. Our visit today is to discuss problems happened as result of the Syrian presence and above all the wastewater that poses a threat to the lives of Arsal locals" External link

nna-en Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:44:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient have to be in order to genuinely make a difference," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:31:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We have to support Lebanon in reversing its economic decline by investing in key productive sectors, modernizing the country’s infrastructure and encouraging key structural reforms," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:31:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Needs are outpacing donor funding. And with competing humanitarian crises globally and limited resources, we might face a situation where humanitarian support has reached its ceiling. The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient have to be in order to genuinely make a difference” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : "Needs are outpacing donor funding. And with competing humanitarian crises globally and limited resources, we might face a situation where humanitarian support has reached its ceiling. The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient the support has to be in order to genuinely make a difference," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We need to get better at combining life-saving assistance and longer-term responses that address the country's security and socio-economic challenges," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini concluded : "We have to support Lebanon in reversing its economic decline by investing in key productive sectors, modernizing the country's infrastructure, and encouraging key structural reforms. This would benefit both the Syrian refugees and the Lebanese," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Needs are outpacing donor funding. And with competing humanitarian crises globally and limited resources, we might face a situation where humanitarian support has reached its ceiling. The more protracted the crisis in Lebanon becomes, the more innovative and efficient have to be in order to genuinely make a difference,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, February 20, 2017 11:27:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “as the crisis enters its seventh year, it is clear that Lebanon needs not only to be supported to manage the impact of the crisis but also to remain an anchor for stability and driver for reconstruction in the region” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini added : “More attention is needed to transform the crisis into opportunity and to address pre-existing development constraints Lebanon has been struggling with for the last decade. It means enabling universal access to education for both Lebanese and Syrian refugees. It also means investments to stimulate economic growth and opportunities to create jobs. What is foremost needed is a national development plan,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:50:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : "We do believe that it is in the interest, not only of the Lebanese, but of the region to shield Lebanon from the instability in the rest of the Middle East... Hence, the need to maintain the same level of support to the country. There is a risk always that if we loosen our attention, this might trigger host community fatigue... [and] social tension will follow," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:48:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “We do believe that it is in the interest, not only of the Lebanese, but of the region to shield Lebanon from the instability in the rest of the Middle East... Hence, the need to maintain the same level of support to the country. There is a risk always that if we loosen our attention, this might trigger host community fatigue... [and] social tension will follow,” External link

voanews Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:27:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini dit : "Nous continuerons à travailler pour que les besoins de cette communauté puissent être assurés," External link

nna-fr Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:09:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said : “Through the UNSF, the entire U.N. family in Lebanon reaffirms its commitment to improve the lives of the Lebanese people and all those Lebanon seeks to protect,” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:46:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini states : "Through the UNSF, the entire UN family in Lebanon reaffirms its commitment to improve the lives of the Lebanese people and all those Lebanon seeks to protect. We will work with and in support of the Lebanese Government to create a secure, stable and prosperous Lebanon able to exercise full sovereignty and to respect, protect and ensure the rights of all" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:36:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini indiqué : "La région de Hermel qui se situe à la frontière nord du Liban, fait face à de multiples défis en raison de la présence d'un grand nombre de réfugiés syriens" External link

nna-fr Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : "Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics - to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension - and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography," "We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding," External link

refworld Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:39:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : “Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics – to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension – and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography,” “We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:27:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : "Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography," "We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:16:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini explained : “Lebanon is a country that is extraordinary important to regional dynamics – to the Syrian conflict, and to regional tension – and it pays a very high price both politically, economically, but also in terms of security and demography,” “We need to have comprehensive and multi-faceted economic approach in the country. We as members of the international community certainly have to show more risk-sharing with the country because if we do not do this, we take the risk of a country on the edge of imploding,” External link

un-org Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini said ( about Ban Ki Moon ) : "migrants are up to 60 million worldwide and we must find technical solutions to this crisis" "With regard to Lebanon, Ban was clear during his visit about the return of Syrian refugees by peaceful means and in a progressive manner. The Lebanese authorities, for their part, adopted a clear position under the Constitution, concerning the refusal of entry. The UN supports Lebanon in this context," External link

nna-en Friday, May 20, 2016 4:13:00 PM EAT

Philippe Lazzarini affirmé : "les migrants sont au nombre de 60 millions dans le monde. Il faut trouver des solutions techniques à cette crise. Une chance est ouverte pour leur retour" External link

nna-fr Friday, May 20, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coordinator19.83%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
coordinator for lebanon18.10%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
special coordinator for lebanon8.62%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
european union ambassador2.59%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
représentant du pnud3.45%FR09/20/201720/09/2017
representative2.59%EN04/26/201726/04/2017
collègue0.86%FR03/01/201701/03/2017
colleague0.86%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
deputy10.34%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
united nations coordinator0.86%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
représentant du programme des nations unies pour le développement3.45%FR12/15/201615/12/2016
représentante0.86%FR11/10/201610/11/2016
coordinator for somalia18.10%EN02/20/201520/02/2015
chief for somalia9.48%EN01/29/201529/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Philippe LazzariniEN66.21%
Philippe LazzariniFR28.31%
Philippe LazariniEN2.74%
Philippe LazzariniPT2.28%
Philippe LazariniFR0.46%


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