Press releases

  • 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.
  • 24 Sep 2018 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today marked the International Day of Peace with a ceremony in Naqoura, a photo exhibition in Beirut and a message from its Head of Mission that cooperation of all parties is essential to achieving sustained stability and peace in south Lebanon.
  • 20 Sep 2018 - UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today paid a visit to Maronite Patriarch for Antioch and the East Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi in Bkerke. During the meeting, Major General Del Col commended the crucial role played by the Cardinal in carrying a message of peace and stability – which is essential to implementing UNIFIL’s mandate. He also thanked the Cardinal for his continuous and important support to UNIFIL’s work in south Lebanon.
  • 06 Sep 2018 - Since taking the helm last month, UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, today chaired his first tripartite meeting with senior delegations from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 04 Sep 2018 -
    UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col met today with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander, General Joseph Aoun, at the UN Peacekeepers’ Headquarters in south Lebanon to discuss operational imperatives for the two forces following the renewal of UNIFIL’s mandate by the UN Security Council. 
     
  • 31 Aug 2018 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today welcomed the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of resolution 2433 (2018) that extends the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force for another year under UN Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006).  

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