Press releases

  • 19 Sep 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today welcomed the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander, General Joseph Aoun, who visited the headquarters of UNIFIL’s eastern and western Sectors respectively near Marjayoun and Shama in south Lebanon.  
  • 08 Aug 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 Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. Discussions focused on the situation along the Blue Line, air and ground violations as well as other issues within the scope of UN Security Council resolution 1701 and related resolutions. 
  • 31 Jul 2019 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col met with Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Gebran Bassil, in Beirut today, with discussions focusing on a wide range of issues concerning UNIFIL’s work in south Lebanon and at sea in pursuance of UN Security Council resolution 1701. Major General Del Col briefed Minister Bassil on the situation in the UNIFIL area of operations and on his recent visit to New York and Washington D.C.
  • 15 Jul 2019 - Today, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri paid a visit to UNIFIL Maritime Task Force at the Beirut Port. The Prime Minister was welcomed by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col and MTF Commander Rear Admiral Eduardo Augusto Wieland onboard the UNIFIL Brazilian flagship “UNIAO”.
  • 11 Jun 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 a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura  
  • 04 May 2019 - Lebanon’s Minister of Justice Albert Serhan, heading a 12-member delegation of senior judges, visited UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura today, where he was welcomed by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col, and toured the Blue Line.  
  • 24 Apr 2019 - Lebanon’s Minister of Defence, Elias Bou Saab, led a delegation today to the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura and visited areas along the Blue Line, where he was briefed on UNIFIL’s work, together with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), in maintaining the existing calm.
  • 02 Apr 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.  
  • 19 Mar 2019 - Today, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) marked the 41st anniversary of its establishment with a ceremony at its Headquarters in Naqoura. This was to highlight the commitment of the international community and the United Nations to the Lebanese state and its people in providing a safe and calm environment for the local population in southern Lebanon.
  • 14 Mar 2019 - The United Nations Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, yesterday concluded his 5-day visit to Lebanon, where he held talks with top Lebanese officials in the capital, Beirut, and saw first-hand the crucial work of UNIFIL peacekeepers in the southern part of the country.

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