16 Jan 2017 - A UN delegation is currently visiting Lebanon to conduct a Strategic Review of UNIFIL. This is pursuant to a request made by the UN Security Council in its resolution 2305 of August 2016 in order to ensure that the Mission is configured most appropriately to fulfill its mandated tasks.
10 Jan 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary today called on the newly appointed Prime Minister Saad Hariri in his office in Beirut.
Following the meeting, Major-General Beary said: “I was extremely encouraged by this first meeting with Prime Minister Hariri. I was pleased to have this opportunity just weeks after he assumed office to brief him on UNIFIL’s mission and related developments in south Lebanon.”
22 Dec 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today visited the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri in Beirut.
During the meeting, Major General Beary congratulated the Speaker on the recent political breakthroughs, namely the election of a new President and the formation of a new Government.
He expressed his hope for the positive effects of these developments in UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon.
15 Dec 2016 - The UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.
14 Dec 2016 - UNIFL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary met with a delegation of Lebanese judiciary officials led by the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge, Juean Fahed, and the Prosecutor General Judge Samir Hammoud, in Beirut on Tuesday.
While welcoming Major General Beary at the Justice Palace, Justice Fahed said the visit was “a clear evidence of commitment to the cause of peace and UNIFIL’s constant support of Lebanese authorities.”
12 Nov 2016 - During his introductory meeting with local authorities and religious leaders from south-western Lebanon, head of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Major General Michael Beary today underlined the importance of cooperation between UN peacekeepers and the host community in order to sustain the existing calm while working together for a permanent peace.
09 Nov 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL, Major General Michael Beary, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.
29 Oct 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Michael Beary today met with the local authorities and religious leaders based in the eastern sector of the UNIFIL area of operations at the Sector headquarters in Marjayoun, south Lebanon.