Press releases

  • 31 Aug 2017 - The United Nations Security Council yesterday voted unanimously to renew UNIFIL’s mandate under Security Council resolution 1701, expressing a strong commitment to the existing mandate.  UNIFIL will continue to work to fulfill the mandate to its fullest in order to preserve the stability and calm in its area of operations in south Lebanon, which has already lasted for an unprecedented 11 years. 
  • From right to left: UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary, Lebanese Government Representative to UNIFIL Brigadier General Malik Chamas, LAF Navy Commander Rear Admiral Majed Alwan and MTF Commander Rear Admiral Sergio Fernando de Amaral Chaves Jr. observe a training exercise at sea outside the Beirut Port.

    23 Aug 2017 - As part of its ongoing support to the Lebanese Armed Forces Navy (LAF-N), UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) today conducted a joint training with LAF Navy personnel off the coast of Beirut Port.  The demanding two-hour boarding exercise – involving the UNIFIL flagship “UNIÃO” (Brazil), helicopters and patrol boats – helps to further the full operational capability of the LAF Navy as well as enhance UNIFIL-MTF’s inter-operational capability with the Navy. 
  • 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.  

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