The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous, began a five-day visit to the region. He was met in Beirut by the UNIFIL Force Commander, Major-General Paolo Serra, and senior staff of the peacekeeping mission.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today observed the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. A ceremony, organized by the United Nations Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST), was held at the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura.
UNIFIL joined the rest of the world in observing 2013 International Women's Day which was celebrated on 8 March at the Basel Al Assad Cultural Centre in Tyre, South Lebanon with the "Women of UNIFIL" photo exhibition and a cultural celebration.