Press releases

  • 31 Jul 2017 - 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.  
  • The Lebanese Minister of Justice Salim Jreissati inspecting UNIFIL guard of honor.

    30 Jun 2017 - The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lebanon, Salim Jreissati, paid a visit to the UNIFIL Headquarters and the UN Mission’s area of operations (AO) in south Lebanon today. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary accompanied the Minister and his 12-member delegation, comprising senior Judges and Ministry officials, from Beirut to UNIFIL’s Sector East Headquarters in Marjayoun and then to the Mission Headquarters in Naqoura.
  • 20 Jun 2017 - 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. 
  • Peacekeepers representing 40 national contingents march ahead of a UNIFIL ceremony marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

    29 May 2017 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at its headquarters in Naqoura, vowing to advance its partnership with Lebanese authorities and local leaders in maintaining a safe and stable environment in south Lebanon.
  • 16 May 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon, Gebran Bassil, in Beirut.
  • 21 Apr 2017 - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri today paid his first visit to the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), as part of his tour of the UNIFIL area of operations in southern Lebanon.
  • 20 Apr 2017 - 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 Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura. 
  • 12 Apr 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met separately with the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut.  In both meetings, the UNIFIL head thanked the Lebanese leaders for their continued support to UNIFIL in the fulfilment of its mandate in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 1701 (2006), while noting that Lebanon’s continued commitment to the UN resolution is critical.  
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary visits the newly appointed Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun, Yarze, Beirut.

    23 Mar 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today paid his first visit to the newly appointed Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun, in Beirut. During the meeting, the two Commanders discussed a wide range of issues concerning the implementation of UNIFIL’s mandate along the Blue Line and in south Lebanon, while underscoring an enhanced UNIFIL-LAF cooperation. 
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary lays a wreath at the UNIFIL cenotaph in memory of fallen peacekeepers. Naqoura, south Lebanon.

    20 Mar 2017 - Today, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) marked the 39th anniversary of its establishment with a ceremony at its Headquarters in Naqoura highlighting the Mission’s commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for the local population in southern Lebanon.

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