Press releases

  • 13 Jan 2024 - United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix concluded a four-day visit to Lebanon yesterday. This was part of a regular visit to peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, though it came in the context of high tension along the Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel. During the visit, Mr. Lacroix discussed the important role of UNIFIL in de-escalating tension along the Blue Line.
  • 24 Oct 2023 - Today marks the 78thanniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter, and the day in 1945 that the United Nations officially came into being.
  • 21 Sep 2023 - Peacekeepers wearing uniforms from 49 different countries expressed their commitment to peace and stability as they marked the International Day of Peace in Naqoura, south Lebanon today.
  • 08 Jun 2023 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro chaired a regular Tripartite meeting with senior officers of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras al-Naqoura today. “During the last couple of months, there have been a number of concerning developments along the Blue Line” he said. “Despite these events, active engagement has contributed to the prevention of potential escalation and helped maintain stability.”
  • 30 Mar 2023 - Major General Aroldo Lázaro, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), chaired a regular Tripartite meeting at a UN position in Ras al-Naqoura today. In the context of recent events along the Blue Line, Major General Lázaro urged the parties to continue to coordinate activities near the line with UNIFIL in advance, and avoid actions that could escalate the situation and increase tension.
  • 20 Mar 2023 - Marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro reflected on the mission’s origins and his hope, one day, for a lasting peace in the region.
  • 31 Jan 2023 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro chaired a regular Tripartite meeting at a UN position in Ras al-Naqoura today.
  • 14 Nov 2022 - Chairing a regular Tripartite meeting at a UN position in Ras al-Naqoura today, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro congratulated Lebanese and Israeli army representatives on the recent and historic maritime agreement. It demonstrates that seemingly intractable differences can be resolved. 
  • 24 Oct 2022 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today marked the 77th United Nations Day at its headquarters in Naqoura. Following the positive outcome of the maritime negotiations, the Mission reaffirmed its strong commitment to creating space for a political and diplomatic solution between Lebanon and Israel.
  • 29 Sep 2022 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro chaired a Tripartite meeting with senior officers of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura today.

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