UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) got a new commander last week with the Mission’s head and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, overseeing the transfer of authority between two Brazilian senior naval officers onboard the UNIFIL flagship “Frigate Liberal” in the Beirut Port.
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ján Kubiš, and members of the UN Country Team (UNCT) today visited the UNIFIL Headquarters and discussed with UNIFIL leadership the ways the specialized organizations will continue to deliver as one
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, yesterday welcomed the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, to the headquarters of UNIFIL’s Western Sector Command in Shamaa in the southern part of Lebanon.
On their UN base situated on the outskirts of the port city of Tyre, UNIFIL peacekeepers from the Republic of Korea (ROK) warm up with soldiers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) before they begin the physically demanding training session.
As storms Norma and Miriam lashed Lebanon last week, piles of snow carpeted mountains. Within UNIFIL’s area of operation in south-eastern Lebanon, mountainous areas suddenly turned white. Despite icy conditions, UNIFIL peacekeepers continued their daily activities.
In an end of year visit, Lebanon’s Caretaker Minister of Defence, Yaacoub Sarraf, led a delegation today to the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura and the Mission’s area of operation in south Lebanon to extend a word of thanks to the efforts of the UN Peacekeeping Mission and to be briefed on the sit
Peacekeepers from one of UNIFIL’s oldest troop contributors, the Republic of Fiji, concluded their mission with UNIFIL today. The last batch of UNIFIL’s 134 Fijian peacekeepers serving in south Lebanon departed from their main base near At Tiri today.