UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, today welcomed Lebanon’s new Minister of National Defense, Maurice Sleem, to the peacekeeping mission’s headquarters in Naqoura, South Lebanon.
Today, UNIFIL marked United Nations Day at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon celebrating the date in 1945 when the United Nations Charter came into force. The peacekeeping mission marked the today, 25 October as the 24th fell on a Sunday this year.
UN peacekeeping in south Lebanon does not always mean patrolling towns and villages or round-the-clock monitoring of the 120-kilometre Blue Line.
For a group of UNIFIL Indian peacekeepers, it’s far more than that.
As the world marked World Creativity and Innovation Day yesterday, Lebanese women in the south-eastern village of Rachaya al Foukhar are benefitting from a UNIFIL-supported project that hones their skills in getting optimum benefits out of their home gardens.
As the world marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 04 April 2021, UNIFIL peacekeepers continue to carry on with the painstaking but necessary work of clearing large swathes of south Lebanese lands of deadly mines.
Happy International Women's Day! At UNIFIL, our female military and civilian peacekeepers make important contributions to the cause of peace in south Lebanon, in a variety of ways. Their leadership and expertise make our mission stronger and more effective, each and every day.