Press releases

  • 16 May 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon, Gebran Bassil, in Beirut.
  • 21 Apr 2017 - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri today paid his first visit to the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), as part of his tour of the UNIFIL area of operations in southern Lebanon.
  • 20 Apr 2017 - 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 Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura. 
  • 12 Apr 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met separately with the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut.  In both meetings, the UNIFIL head thanked the Lebanese leaders for their continued support to UNIFIL in the fulfilment of its mandate in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 1701 (2006), while noting that Lebanon’s continued commitment to the UN resolution is critical.  
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary visits the newly appointed Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun, Yarze, Beirut.

    23 Mar 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today paid his first visit to the newly appointed Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun, in Beirut. During the meeting, the two Commanders discussed a wide range of issues concerning the implementation of UNIFIL’s mandate along the Blue Line and in south Lebanon, while underscoring an enhanced UNIFIL-LAF cooperation. 
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary lays a wreath at the UNIFIL cenotaph in memory of fallen peacekeepers. Naqoura, south Lebanon.

    20 Mar 2017 - Today, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) marked the 39th anniversary of its establishment with a ceremony at its Headquarters in Naqoura highlighting the Mission’s commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for the local population in southern Lebanon.
  • 10 Mar 2017 - The President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, today visited the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in south Lebanon.
  • The Lebanese Minister of Defense, Yaacoub Sarraf, reviews the Guard of Honor on his arrival at UNIFIL headquarters.

    07 Mar 2017 - The Minister of Defense of Lebanon, Yaacoub Sarraf, today visited the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura, south Lebanon, and met with the UNIFIL Head of Mission of Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary. This is the first visit of Minister Sarraf to the UNIFIL headquarters since his appointment to the post in December 2016. 
  • 03 Mar 2017 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today donated a number of UN assets, including vehicles and information technology equipment, to the General Directorate of the General Security of Lebanon.  The donation is in line with the existing cooperation between UNIFIL and the Lebanese Government’s military and other security institutions, as mandated by the UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which forms the core of UNIFIL’s mandate.
  • 13 Feb 2017 - 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.

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