UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro says, “The 75th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping operations is an occasion to pay tribute to all the peacekeepers, women and men, who over the past 75 years have served for peace throughout the world”.
255 - Salam from the South - Working for Peace for 75 Years
254 - Salam from the South - Powering Up the Internal Security Forces
Lieutenant Colonel George Eid, Commander of the Internal Security Forces’ Tyre Regional Brigade says, “The tasks of the Internal Security Forces require continuous work, 24/7. The solar energy project provided by UNIFIL’s Office of Civil Affairs secured this continuity”.
253 - Salam from the South - Demining for a Safer South Lebanon | 28 April 2023
Landmines, and other unexploded ordnances remain a serious threat in south Lebanon and UNIFIL deminers, together with other stakeholders, continue their relentless search for unexploded remnants of war.
252 - Salam from the South - Rocket Launch and UNIFIL Action | 25 April 2023
Just before 3 p.m. on April 6, UNIFIL radar detected multiple rocket launches from three locations in southern Lebanon toward Israel. Explosions were heard over the south, including the mission’s Naqoura headquarters, as Israel’s Iron Dome defence system intercepted many of the rockets. UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Aroldo Lázaro, was on the phone immediately to urge restraint and ensure the crisis didn’t escalate.
251 - Salam from the South - Raising Awareness about UXOs | 22 March 2023
Recently an Explosive Ordnance Risk Education event was organized at Al Tahrir High School in Al Sultaniyah village, south Lebanon. The event, a joint effort of many stakeholders, aimed to raise awareness among students of the dangers of unexploded ordnances and explosive remnants of war, in order to reduce accidents and deaths.
250 - Salam from the South - Safeguarding Lebanon’s Territorial Waters | 6 March 2023
UNIFIL Maritime Task Force is the first naval component in the history of United Nations peacekeeping operations and was deployed in Lebanon under Security Council Resolution 1701 back in 2006. The Task Force has, since the very beginning, been providing substantial support to the Lebanese Navy, not only in monitoring territorial waters but also in building its capacity and capabilities.
249 - Salam from the South - Planning and Coordinating Together | 2 February 2023
Close cooperation between the Lebanese Armed Forces and UNIFIL is necessary, not just to accomplish the mandate, but to achieve common goals of stability and security so that people in south Lebanon have the chance to live life in peace. As part of this, the Lebanese Armed Forces and UNIFIL conduct a number of operational activities together every single day. These joint activities include patrols and training exercises. With so many tasks and so many people involved, organizing all of this requires a well-coordinated planning mechanism.
248 - Salam from the South - Empowering Fishermen's Wives | 12 December 2022
Because the fishing profession is seasonal and depends largely on favorable weather conditions, fishermen cannot go out to sea during stormy or rainy days, or even when the wind is too strong during the summertime. To alleviate some of the hardship on the fishermen’s families, UNIFIL Civil Affairs in collaboration with LEE Experience, a Non-Governmental Organization, implemented a project that aimed at empowering 16 fishermen’s wives in the fish post-harvesting process.
247 - Salam from the South – Women train to be Mediators (in English) | 25 November 2022
Recently, UNIFIL Civil Affairs joined the Gender Advisory Unit in collaboration with UN Women and the Professional Mediation Center of Saint-Joseph University to support a women mediation training aimed at enhancing women's capacity to negotiate and mediate on domestic issues of concern for their communities. A total of twenty-two female participants were trained on various negotiation and mediation skills and techniques on domestic issues.
246 - Salam from the South – Building Bridges for Peace (in English) | 26 October 2022
On 11 December 2006, in a Tripartite meeting, a Liaison and Coordination Arrangement was agreed by UNIFIL, the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israel Defense Forces. UNIFIL's Liaison mechanism plays a crucial role to prevent misunderstandings, de-escalate tensions between Lebanon and Israel and better implement United Nations Resolution 1701.