Press releases

  • 07 Apr 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special 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. The meeting was held in a modified format due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.  
  • 02 Feb 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired the first Tripartite meeting of 2021, with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. The meeting was convened in a curtailed format due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • 15 Jan 2021 - Today, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) held a ceremony in Naqoura, south Lebanon, to mark the transfer of authority of its Maritime Task Force (MTF) from Brazil to Germany. Rear Admiral Sergio Renato Berna Salgueirinho from Brazil handed over the command to Rear Admiral Axel Schulz of the German Navy.
  • 07 Dec 2020 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting, convened in a curtailed format due to the COVID-19 restrictions, with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 25 Nov 2020 - UNIFIL today joined the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) in marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence at the Mission’s headquarters in Naqoura.
  • 02 Nov 2020 - UNIFIL today commemorated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security with a virtual panel discussion with prominent women leaders of Lebanon. 
  • 30 Oct 2020 - UNIFIL has concluded its month-long partnership with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Blue Shield International (BSI) in securing and protecting the cultural heritage properties damaged in the aftermath of 4 August Beirut explosions.
  • 27 Oct 2020 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. The meeting was held under a curtailed format due to COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • 23 Oct 2020 - After more than three weeks of engineering work in Beirut in support of and coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), to deal with the aftermath of the tragic 4 August explosions, a UNIFIL detachment of multinational force returned today to the Mission’s area of operations in south Lebanon. 
  • 22 Oct 2020 - UNIFIL today observed United Nations Day at its headquarters in south Lebanon, with its head reaffirming the UN Mission’s commitment to maintain the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel while allowing space for a long-term solution of the conflict between the two countries.

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