Press releases

  • 27 Feb 2018 - The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, today concluded the Lebanon leg of his wider Middle East tour to visit UN Peacekeeping missions, including UNIFIL, and high ranking government officials.  
  • 05 Feb 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today chaired the first tripartite meeting of 2018 with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura. Discussions centred around the liaison and coordination arrangements provided by UNIFIL to ensure that there is no misunderstanding or miscalculation along the Blue Line in order to ensure a continued climate of calm and stability.
  • 19 Jan 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary attended separate meetings in Beirut today with the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun; the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri; and the Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.
  • 22 Dec 2017 - Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (An Taoiseach) of The Republic of Ireland today visited UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura as well as the main base of UNIFIL’s Irish Contingent in south-west Lebanon.
  • 07 Dec 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today chaired the seventh and last scheduled tripartite meeting of 2017 with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.
  • 05 Dec 2017 - UNIFIL’s Force Commander and Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary joined UNIFIL Sector West Commander Brigadier General Rodolfo Sganga and some 120 other UN Peacekeepers and soldiers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) today to pull up their sleeves and donate blood for the Red Cross in Tyre.
  • 08 Nov 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.
     
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary salutes the UN flag during a ceremony marking United Nations Day at UNIFIL Headquarters on 24 October 2017.

    24 Oct 2017 - On UN Day, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today highlighted the importance of working together to achieve a lasting peace in south Lebanon. Speaking at an event marking the 72nd United Nations Day at the UN Mission’s headquarters in Naqoura, Major General Beary said UNIFIL looks forward to a time when it can hand over authority for the area south of the Litani River to the sovereign Government of Lebanon. 
  • 19 Oct 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary attended a Town Hall meeting today with local authorities, including the Qaymaqam of Marjayoun, Wissam El Hayek, Lebanese Army and other security representatives based in the eastern sector of the UNIFIL area of operations in south Lebanon. 
  • UNIFIL head Major General Beary and Minister Ezzeddine review the guard of honour at UNIFIL headquarters.

    13 Oct 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary and Lebanon’s Minister of State for Administrative Reforms, Dr. Inaya Ezzeddine, today discussed capacity building, joint activities carried out by the Mission in close coordination with local communities and issues related to the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1701. 

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