Press releases

  • 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.
  • 11 Oct 2019 - The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, today paid a visit to the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon, and toured the Mission’s area of operations in order to see first-hand the work of UNIFIL in maintaining the cessation of hostilities and calm along the Blue Line.
  • 29 Sep 2019 -
    UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col yesterday joined Lebanese officials in unveiling the statue of Annius Domitius Ulpianus, in Tyre, south Lebanon, where the prominent Roman-time jurist was born around 170 AD.
     
  • 26 Sep 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. Discussions focused on the recent serious developments along the Blue Line, air and ground violations, and other issues within the scope of UN Security Council resolution 1701 and related resolutions.
  • 24 Sep 2019 - UNIFIL today marked the International Day of Peace amidst a ceremony at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon, with its head and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col joining the global call for climate action for peace.
  • 19 Sep 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today welcomed the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander, General Joseph Aoun, who visited the headquarters of UNIFIL’s eastern and western Sectors respectively near Marjayoun and Shama in south Lebanon.  
  • 08 Aug 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. Discussions focused on the situation along the Blue Line, air and ground violations as well as other issues within the scope of UN Security Council resolution 1701 and related resolutions. 
  • 31 Jul 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col met with Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Gebran Bassil, in Beirut today, with discussions focusing on a wide range of issues concerning UNIFIL’s work in south Lebanon and at sea in pursuance of UN Security Council resolution 1701. Major General Del Col briefed Minister Bassil on the situation in the UNIFIL area of operations and on his recent visit to New York and Washington D.C.
  • 15 Jul 2019 - Today, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri paid a visit to UNIFIL Maritime Task Force at the Beirut Port. The Prime Minister was welcomed by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col and MTF Commander Rear Admiral Eduardo Augusto Wieland onboard the UNIFIL Brazilian flagship “UNIAO”.

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