• 186- Salam from the South - Zeina Saleh (in English) | 17 Feb 2020

    "Women in the minefield” is still a rare phenomenon world over. Zeina Saleh, from the United Nations Mine Action Service operating in south Lebanon, is among those few women undertaking a job that can be deadly. Recently Zeina, together with six other young women working for UNMAS around the world, was given the UN Secretary General Award after she became a qualified Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operator. With their commitment and courage, these women not only completed their training successfully, but also challenged obsolete gender norms.

  • 185- Salam from the South - Novice at Peacekeeping (in English) | 13 Feb 2020

    For the first time in its history, since gaining independence in 1991, the Republic of Kazakhstan is taking part in a UN peace operation. On 31 October 2018, 120 Kazakh troops joined UNIFIL. They have been deployed in a south-eastern corner of Lebanon, close to Shab’a Farms, and formed a joint team with the UNIFIL Indian battalion. How does this scheme – dubbed also as an example of south-south cooperation – work? More details about their task in the following episode.

  • 184- Salam from the South - Ensuring Maritime Safety (in English) | 28 Jan 2020

    They have been working hand-in-hand for more than 13 years, the Lebanese Navy and UNIFIL Maritime Task Force. Since the very first moment when the first naval component in the history of UN peacekeeping operations was deployed in 2006, it has been providing all possible support to the Lebanese Navy not only in monitoring territorial waters but also in building its capabilities. The results of such cooperation, remarkable in themselves, allow Lebanon to ensure its maritime safety. Here is the link to full story in SoundCloud.

  • 183 - Salam from the South - Nepalese Female Patrol (in English) | 21 Jan 2020

    More women among peacekeepers is key to UNIFIL’s efficiency, impact and credibility. Overall, though, improving the women-to-men ratio among civilian staff have fared better than among their military counterparts. Against this background, UNIFIL Nepalese peacekeepers have made an important step towards better women representation in their operational activities by initiating a women-led patrol. Here is the link to full story in SoundCloud.

  • 182 -Salam from the South - A soldier who became an astronaut | 06 Sep 2019

    Astronaut – Engineer Paolo Nespoli has been three times on the orbit of Earth. Going there was his long-time dream and it took him a while to materialize it. His way to stars begun in his native Italy. Though, Lebanon where he served as a peacekeeper played, in his own words, an important part in his transformation from a soldier into an astronaut. We caught up with him during his recent visit to UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura. Here is the link to full story in SoundCloud.

  • 181 - Salam from the South - Fijian Legacy
  • 180 - Salam from the South - Women Working for Peace
  • 179 - Salam from the South - Preventing Escalation
  • 178 - Salam from the South - Reviving an Ancient Tradition
  • 177 - Salam from the South - Charles Malik