21 Mar 2016 - Marking the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the top official with the UN Mission today hailed the extraordinary relationship of mutual support, respect and trust with the people of southern Lebanon throughout the last decades.
27 Jan 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Samir Moqbel and LAF Commander Jean Kahwaji in separate meetings in Beirut.
Major-General Portolano briefed Minister Moqbel and General Kahwaji on UNIFIL’s view of the situation in southern Lebanon and expressed his sincere appreciation for the crucial role played by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in ensuring stability in south Lebanon.
04 Jan 2016 - Late this afternoon, UNIFIL was informed that two IDF vehicles were attacked south of the Blue Line in the general area of Sheeba Farms. The IDF returned artillery fire in the general area of Kafr Chouba, Abbasiva and Bastara in UNIFIL's area of operations. No casualties were reported to UNIFIL.
02 Feb 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in his office in Beirut to discuss the situation in the UNIFIL Area of Operations in view of the recent incidents in southern Lebanon.
12 Sep 2012 - Naqoura, Lebanon – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) where he was received by UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Alberto Asarta Cuevas. He also undertook a brief tour by helicopter of the Line of Withdrawal (Blue Line).
12 Dec 2011 - (Press statement - LAF Commander visits UNIFIL)
UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Alberto Asarta Cuevas today received the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwagi at UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura.
Their meeting focused on the situation in southern Lebanon in view of the recent incidents and discussed ways to better coordinate the joint efforts of UNIFIL and the LAF in order to further enhance security control in the area.
05 May 2010 - Naqoura, Lebanon – On 28 April 2010, Brigadier-General Santi Bonfanti of Italy assumed the post of Deputy Force Commander and Deputy Head of Mission of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), succeeding Brigadier-General Apurba Kumar Bardalai of India.Brigadier-General Bonfanti brings to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission international knowledge and expertise.From August 2008 to September 2009, he served as Chef de Cabinet and Chief of the Joint Effects Coordination Branch
28 Aug 2009 - Technical review to maintain operational effectiveness of the Mission
The United Nations Security Council, acting on the request of the Government of Lebanon, yesterday unanimously decided to extend without amendment the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a period of one year until 31 August 2010
11 Aug 2009 - An exercise in large-scale disaster response was conducted on 10-11 August jointly by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in cooperation with a number of government and non-government organizations in the village of Srifa in south Lebanon.
27 Jul 2009 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Force Commander Major-General Claudio Graziano today held a meeting at the Municipality of Tibnin in south-west Lebanon with local authorities from the neighbouring towns and villages. Also present were members of parliament with constituencies in the area and representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces.