An Australian military officer has taken charge of the Observer Group Lebanon (OGL), which is a part of the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and works in Lebanon under UNIFIL’s overall operational control.
Dozens of UNIFIL peacekeepers operating under the command of Spanish-led Sector East Headquarters participated this week in an exercise in order to practice procedures and assess reactions during casualty and medical evacuations.
UNIFIL, in collaboration with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and a local non-governmental organization, organized an educational outreach programme, explaining the scope of UNIFIL’s mandate to a group of youth from the UN Mission’s area of operation, in Tyre earlier this week.
As part of his visit to UNIFIL’s area of operation this week, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama of the Republic of Fiji today visited the Mission’s headquarters in Naqoura and met with Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col.
Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities yesterday, UNIFIL’s Indian peacekeepers hosted a group of children with disabilities in their main base in Ibl al-Saqi for a day of entertainment and social activities.