Press releases

  • 13 Feb 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 Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura, calling on the parties to ensure that all the activities along the Blue Line are predictable in order to avoid misunderstandings and prevent tensions.
  • 11 Feb 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today held his first meeting with the newly appointed Lebanese Minister of Defence Elias Bou Saab in Beirut to discuss the situation in the UNIFIL area of operation and the continued cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
  • 10 Jan 2019 - UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired the first regular Tripartite meeting of 2019 with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura, with a focus on discussions regarding tunnels and ongoing engineering works near the Blue Line.
  • 05 Dec 2018 -
    UNIFIL’s 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 that included discussions of IDF activities south of the Blue Line to look for suspected tunnels.
     
  • 24 Oct 2018 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today marked the 73rd United Nations Day at its headquarters in Naqoura by reaffirming the Mission’s strong commitment to maintain and solidify the existing calm in south Lebanon.
  • 23 Oct 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, had separate meetings today in Beirut with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, the Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri.
  • 18 Oct 2018 - 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. Today’s discussions focused on issues related to the situation in the UN Peacekeeping Mission’s area of operations, especially along the Blue Line.
  • 16 Oct 2018 - Lebanese Caretaker Minister of Defence, Yaacoub Sarraf, and UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, met today in Naqoura to discuss efforts to maintain the overall stability in the south of Lebanon.
  • 12 Oct 2018 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) participated in a search and rescue operation at sea after receiving reports on Wednesday 10 October of a missing boat off the coast of Lebanon.
  • 05 Oct 2018 - A seven-member delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lebanese Parliament visited the UNIFIL Headquarters and the Mission’s area of operation today to see first-hand the crucial work carried out by the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon.

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