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Each year, on 21 September, the world marks the International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
UNIFIL today celebrated the inauguration of gender-sensitive accommodations for the Ghanaian Battalion’s women peacekeepers at the Ghanaian headquarters in south Lebanon.
Following UNIFIL’s mandate renewal on 31 August 2022, our peacekeepers remain committed to security and stability in south Lebanon and continue to work closely with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), as we have done since the passing of SCR 1701 (2006).
In recent days, a great deal of misinformation and disinformation about UNIFIL’s mandate has been circulating in the media.
In February 2022 the mayor of Houla, a town in the eastern sector of UNIFIL’s area of operations, asked UNIFIL for support. UNIFIL’s Spanish Battalion, which leads the eastern sector, answered the mayor’s call.
Yes, it is a play on words, but, quite literally, the Lebanese Armed Forces’ (LAF) South Litani Sector HQ has been given “power” by UNIFIL’s Republic of Korea Battalion (ROKBATT) in the form of a solar power generating system.
Summer is peak fire season in south Lebanon. Just a few months ago, on 8 July 2022, a large fire erupted in a carpet factory in the southern town of Zefta. It was a devastating fire, resulting in the destruction of most goods and machinery in the factory.
UNIFIL and its troop contributing countries have been supporting their Lebanese host communities with a plethora of assistance projects for the past 15 years.
At the request of the Government of Lebanon, the Security Council extended UNIFIL’s mandate for another year today, with the adoption of Resolution 2650 (2022).
Sharing bread and salt is an ancient custom, prevalent in the Middle East as well as parts of Europe. The act of eating together signifies a welcoming between two sides, expressing gratitude, friendship, and trust.