Press releases

  • 21 Sep 2022 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) held on 21 September 2022 a ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace at its headquarters in Naqoura, South Lebanon.
  • 23 Jun 2022 - Lebanon’s Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Abdallah Bou Habib, visited UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon today to see the work the mission’s more than 11,000 military and civilian peacekeepers carry out alongside the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) 
  • 11 Feb 2022 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col chaired this year’s first Tripartite meeting with senior Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Israel Defence Forces (IDF) officers today in Ras Al Naqoura. It was the outgoing UNIFIL head’s last Tripartite meeting.
  • 05 Feb 2022 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Aroldo Lázaro Sáenz of Spain as Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
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    21 Dec 2021 - As part of his visit to Lebanon to show the United Nations’ solidarity with the country and its people, UN Secretary-General António Guterres today visited UNIFIL Headquarters and met with peacekeepers. Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col received the UN chief and briefed him on the mission’s work in south Lebanon.
  • 13 Dec 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col chaired a Tripartite meeting with senior Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officers today in Ras Al Naqoura. In his remarks, Major General Del Col reflected on developments in UNIFIL’s area of operations over the past twelve months, including serious incidents along the Blue Line, air space violations and breaches of the cessation of hostilities.
  • 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.  

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