Press releases

  • 14 May 2020 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting – the first since the COVID-19 outbreak – with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 14 Apr 2020 - Donations from UNIFIL peacekeepers continued today with various medical and personal protective equipment handed to their host communities in south Lebanon in their collective efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  The peacekeeping mission’s French and Ghanaian peacekeepers as well as UNIFIL Sector East peacekeepers handed out those life-saving items within their respective areas of responsibility.
  • 07 Apr 2020 -
    UNIFIL continued today with its ongoing efforts to assist the host population in our common fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus by donating several equipment to state institutions and local communities in south-eastern Lebanon.
    The donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies necessary for the containment of the virus, in support to the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health in Marjayoun, will benefit 13 villages and 10 state institutions.
  • 31 Mar 2020 - UNIFIL today handed over a number of equipment and other accessories to the Naqoura Municipality, which hosts the UN Mission’s Headquarters in south Lebanon. This donation is part of UNIFIL’s broader effort to assist the local population and communities in the common fight against the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  
  • 19 Mar 2020 -
    UNIFIL today marked the 42nd anniversary of its establishment in 1978 amidst a modest ceremony in the Mission headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon. 
     
    UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col chaired the ceremony, which saw a limited attendance as a precaution for preventing the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, which has become a global pandemic.
     
  • 06 Mar 2020 - A nine-member UN delegation led by Assistant Secretary-General Khaled Khiari today concluded a weeklong visit to Lebanon and the UNIFIL area of operations, as part of an assessment of UNIFIL’s resources. During the visit, ASG Khiari was accompanied by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col.
  • 20 Feb 2020 -
    UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
     
    Discussions focused on the situation along the Blue Line, air and ground violations as well as other issues within the scope of UNIFIL’s mandate under UN Security Council resolution 1701.
     
  • 16 Dec 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a regular Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. Issues relating to UNIFIL’s mandate under UN Security Council resolution 1701 were discussed.
  • 07 Nov 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a regular Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. As usual, issues relating to UNIFIL’s mandate under UN Security Council resolution 1701 were discussed.
  • 24 Oct 2019 - UNIFIL today marked the 74th United Nations Day at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon, joining the global call for international peace and security as enshrined in the UN Charter.UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col said the Day serves as a reminder to act collectively for maintaining peace around the world.

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