Press releases

  • 21 Sep 2021 - UNIFIL today marked the International Day of Peace with a ceremony at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon. On the occasion, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col paid tribute to civilian and military peacekeepers for their sustained efforts – with support of the parties – to maintain security and stability in south Lebanon and along the Blue Line.
  • 03 Jun 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting – held in a modified format due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions – with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 28 May 2021 - UNIFIL today handed over one of its positions to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), its strategic partner, at a ceremony in south-western Lebanon. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col handed over UN position “2-45A” to Brigadier General Maroun Kobayati, who represented the Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun.
  • 07 Apr 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special 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. The meeting was held in a modified format due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.  
  • 19 Mar 2021 - Marking the 43rd anniversary of UNIFIL’s establishment, Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col reiterated that UNIFIL remains as committed as ever to peace and stability in south Lebanon.
  • 02 Feb 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired the first Tripartite meeting of 2021, with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. The meeting was convened in a curtailed format due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • 15 Jan 2021 - Today, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) held a ceremony in Naqoura, south Lebanon, to mark the transfer of authority of its Maritime Task Force (MTF) from Brazil to Germany. Rear Admiral Sergio Renato Berna Salgueirinho from Brazil handed over the command to Rear Admiral Axel Schulz of the German Navy.
  • 07 Dec 2020 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting, convened in a curtailed format due to the COVID-19 restrictions, with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 25 Nov 2020 - UNIFIL today joined the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) in marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence at the Mission’s headquarters in Naqoura.
  • 02 Nov 2020 - UNIFIL today commemorated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security with a virtual panel discussion with prominent women leaders of Lebanon. 

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