The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today held a ceremony to mark 36 years of its presence in southern Lebanon.
Italian Army Chief of Staff, General Claudio Graziano, on Monday 10 March visited UNIFIL Headquarters in Naquora, South Lebanon. He was met by UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission, Major-General Paolo Serra and senior staff of the peacekeeping mission.
"My heart is pounding like the rain today, because I had a very special year, both at the professional and personal level." This is how Rear Admiral Joese De Andrade Bandeira Leandro, the outgoing Brazilian Commander of UNIFIL's Maritime Task Force (MTF) described his feeling as he was passing on
The 2000 pine trees planted in the southern town of Ibel al-Saqi are meant to be the seeds for a future dream of a "natural reserve" and the realization of a plan set in motion by the Lebanese non-governmental environmental organization Jouzour Loubnan in cooperation with UNIFIL.