Tripartite meetings are very sensitive meetings, so discreet that no recordings are allowed to be made of them. They are the only forum where representatives of the two parties, Lebanon and Israel, who are technically at war, regularly meet face-to-face for indirect talks. In this radio episode, you will find out more about UNIFIL’s unique Tripartite forum.
220 - Salam from the South - Tripartite Meetings (in English) | 20 August 2021
219 - Salam from the South - Shoulder to Shoulder in the Sea (in English) | 26 July 2021
Since the first United Nations naval peacekeeping force in history was deployed in 2006, UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force has been providing all possible support to the Lebanese Navy not only in monitoring the Lebanese territorial waters but also in enhancing the navy’s own capabilities. The results of such cooperation are remarkable.
218 - Salam from the South - Sharing youthful energy (in English) | 07 July 2021
According to UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major-General Stefano Del Col, each young peacekeeper makes a crucial contribution to international peace and security. Each young peacekeeper brings energy and hope to their mission, values we can never have in short supply in this difficult job. In this radio episode, we will introduce to you two young peacekeepers serving within UNIFIL in south Lebanon.
217 - Salam from the South - Enhancing Strategic Cooperation with the LAF (in English) | 17 June 2021
Recently UNIFIL handed over one of its positions, near the village of At Tiri, to the Lebanese Armed Forces. This will help support LAF in its deployment in the south, which is crucial to maintaining peace and stability in the region.
216- Salam from the South – UNIFIL Head of Mission comments on recent incidents along the Blue Line (in English) | 7 June 2021
In three different incidents in May 2021, rockets were launched from Lebanese territory towards Israel, threatening the relative calm and stability that the area has enjoyed since 2006. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Stefano Del Col describes what happened, and how UNIFIL’s liaison and coordination mechanisms helped ensure the incidents did not escalate into conflict.
215- Salam from the South- Young Peacekeepers (in English) | 18 May 2021
There are about 120,000 peacekeepers deployed in conflict zones worldwide. Almost 10 percent of them are in south Lebanon. With their dedication and determination, they are building a peaceful environment in the area. Although permanent and stable peace is yet to be achieved, there is relative calm – South of Lebanon has been enjoying the longest period of it in its modern history. In this episode, we would like to introduce to you two young female peacekeepers who have dedicated their lives to the noble cause of peace.
214 - Salam from the South - Acting as a Bridge (in English) | 10 May 2021
Liaison Branch is part of UNIFIL Liaison and Coordination Mechanism. Its Officers act as the custodians of the Blue Line and as a bridge between the two parties. With officers from 19 different countries, the Liaison Branch creates an independent and impartial mechanism to coordinate between the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israel Defense Forces, to ensure that the parts of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 related to military and security issues are implemented. This includes security arrangements to prevent a resumption of hostilities and an outbreak of conflict that could put local civilians in danger.
213 - Salam from the South - Benefit from your garden (in Arabic) | 04 May 2021
Continuing UNIFIL’s efforts in helping and ensuring the full and effective participation of women in society, Sector East Civil Affairs office conducted a 15-day training for 24 female participants.
The aim was to teach local women the basic principles of gardening, grafting, harvesting, and taking care of their own background gardens, to become future potential agricultural producers in their home towns.
211 - Salam from the South - Clearing minefields (in English) | 01 Apr 2021
April 4 of every year is International Mine Awareness Day. Since 2006, UNIFIL has cleared around 4,700,000 square metres of land in south Lebanon and destroyed 43,500 mines, bombs, and unexploded ordnances. This painstaking but necessary work is currently carried out by UNIFIL’s Chinese and Cambodian contingents.
210 - Salam from the South - Supporting Women in their Challenge (in English) | 08 Mar 2021
One of UNIFIL’s priorities is helping to ensure the full, effective, and meaningful participation of women in society. Recently, UNIFIL helped refurbish a vocational training room in Tyre, south Lebanon, where women learn skills in hair dressing and make-up that they can use to earn income. This project aims to give women more independence and a greater voice in their communities.
Here is the link to full story in SoundCloud.