Press releases archive (2006 -2015)

  • UNIFIL peacekeepers at the ceremony to commemorate International day of Peacekeepers at Naquora HQ. May 29th, 2015.

    29 May 2015 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers in a ceremony held at its Naqoura headquarters in southern Lebanon. Peacekeepers representing the 39 national contingents in UNIFIL were joined at the event by...
  • 11 May 2015 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN...
  • 28 Apr 2015 - Today, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano paid a visit to UNIFIL Nepalese contingent in Meis el Jebel, where he met with NEPBATT Commander Lt. Col. Rajendra Mani Giri and expressed his condolences over the recent disastrous earthquake in...
  • 28 Apr 2015 - Today, the President of the Republic of Ireland H.E. Michael Higgins paid a visit to his country’s battalion operating in the framework of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at its base in al-Tiri, Bint Jbeil district, where he was welcomed by UNIFIL Head of...
  • Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano welcomes the King of Spain in UNIFIL Sector East headquarters in Marjayoun.

    08 Apr 2015 - His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain today paid a visit to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Accompanying the King were the Spanish Minister of Defence Pedro Morenés Eulate, the Spanish Chief of Staff of the Defence Admiral General Fernando García Sánchez and...
  • 30 Mar 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Samir Moqbel and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil in separate meetings in Beirut. Discussions related to the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations,...
  • 26 Mar 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam in two separate meetings in Beirut. The situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations was discussed, with a...
  • UNIFIL Guard of Honor during the ceremony to commemorate the 37th anniversary of UNIFIL's establishment in South Lebanon.

    19 Mar 2015 - 19 March 2015 The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today held a ceremony to mark the 37th anniversary of its peacekeeping presence in southern Lebanon at the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura. Peacekeepers representing the 38 national contingents that make up...
  • 18 Mar 2015 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN...
  • UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Portolano transfers command to the new MTF Commander Rear Admiral Flavio Macedo Brasil during MTF Transfer of Authority ceremony.

    26 Feb 2015 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today underwent a transfer of command of its Maritime Task Force (MTF) to Rear Admiral Flavio Macedo Brasil from Rear Admiral Walter Eduardo Bombarda at the end of his one-year term at the helm. The handover ceremony was held...

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