Press releases

  • 09 Aug 2018 - In his first official meetings as UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission, Major General Stefano Del Col made separate courtesy calls to top Lebanese officials in Beirut today and yesterday, including with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, the Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri. 
  • 24 Jul 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today had separate meetings with designate Prime Minister Saad Hariri and members of the diplomatic corps as part of his farewell tour and to update on the work of UNIFIL. 
  • 23 Jul 2018 - As part of his farewell visits with the Lebanese authorities, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary, met today in Beirut with President Michel Aoun and other high-ranking officials. In separate meetings, the UNIFIL head also met with the Caretaker Minister of Defense, Yaacoub Sarraf, and the Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Gebran Bassil.
  • 12 Jul 2018 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Stefano Del Col of Italy as Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary, greets guests.

    29 May 2018 -
    UNIFIL today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at its headquarters in Naqoura, paying tribute to more than a million men and women for their service and sacrifice while working under the UN banner for the last 70-years.
     
  • 28 May 2018 - 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 Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 02 May 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary met today with Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut. Major-General Beary praised the Prime Minister for his role in recent international conferences in Europe, including the Rome Conference with the aim of further strengthening the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and maintaining Lebanon’s stability.  
  • 30 Apr 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary met with H.E. President Michel Aoun, in Beirut today.  Major General Beary briefed President Aoun on the situation in the UNIFIL area of operation in south Lebanon and the ongoing Israeli construction works along the Blue Line.  He said the 1,060 square kilometre area of operation, between the Litani River and the Blue Line, remains overall calm.
  • 22 Mar 2018 -
    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 Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.  
  • 19 Mar 2018 -
    The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today marked its establishment day exactly 40-years ago with a ceremony in the Mission Headquarters in Naqoura and the opening of a photo exhibition in the coastal town of Tyre, south Lebanon.
     

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