Press releases

  • 23 Jun 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, 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. It was the last meeting Major-General Portolano chaired since he took charge of UNIFIL in July 2014 and before his departure from the UN mission next month.
  • 17 Jun 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano continued his meetings with high-ranking Lebanese officials in Beirut today as part of his farewell call with the authorities. Today, Major-General Portolano called on, separately, the Lebanese Minister of Interior, Nohad El Machnouk, and the Director General of the General Security, Major-General Abbas Ibrahim.
  • 13 Jun 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today paid farewell visits to a number of senior Lebanese officials including the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam, in the capital Beirut.
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano salutes his fellow peacekeepers.

    30 May 2016 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, paying tribute to thousands of military and civilian personnel for their service of peace, in a ceremony held at its Naqoura Headquarters in southern Lebanon.
  • 13 May 2016 - The President of Italy, His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, today visited the Italian troops based in Sector West headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in Shamaa in the southern part of the country.
  • 12 May 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today met with Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander, General Jean Kahwaji, in Beirut.
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano meets Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam.

    09 May 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today called on Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Defense Samir Mokbel in Beirut.
  • 05 Apr 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, 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 today.
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received a guard of honour from the uniformed members of UNIFIL at the mission’s headquarters in Naqoura, Lebanon.

    24 Mar 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) where he was received by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano.
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano saluting the Guard of Honor during the celebration of UNIFIL Establishment Day.

    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.

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