Press releases archive (2006 -2015)

  • 16 Dec 2013 - Following the serious incident of last night in which an IDF soldier on the Israeli side of the Blue Line was killed by fire from a Lebanese soldier, UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra convened and chaired an extraordinary Tripartite meeting today with...
  • 04 Dec 2013 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Paolo Serra, 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 peacekeepers from the 38 Troop Contributing Countries participating in the celebration of Lebanon Independence Day in Beirut.

    22 Nov 2013 - On the 70th anniversary of Lebanon's independence, UNIFIL congratulates the government and people of Lebanon and joins in observing together the freedom and sovereignty of our host nation.  At the national ceremony held in Beirut to mark the day, for the first time UNIFIL...
  • UNIFIL peacekeepers during the ceremony to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the United Nations.

    24 Oct 2013 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today celebrated the 68th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in a ceremony at its headquarters in Naqoura, attended by representatives from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), religious and municipality...
  • The Andrea Doria, Italian naval vessel and latest addition to UNIFIL's Maritime Task Force.

    16 Oct 2013 - UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) today inducted a new ship from Italy into its fleet. The ship 'Andrea Doria' is a multi-role vessel that comes with 237 Italian naval peacekeepers. UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra welcomed the arrival of the...
  • 09 Oct 2013 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Paolo Serra, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN...
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra reviews the Guard of Honor during the International Day of Peace ceremony.

    20 Sep 2013 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today marked the 32nd International Day of Peace with a ceremony at its headquarters in Naquora. Peacekeepers representing the 37 national contingents in UNIFIL were joined by representatives of local authorities, officers of...
  • 17 Sep 2013 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra today called on the Lebanese President Michel Sleiman in Beirut.    Following the meeting Major-General Serra said: “It was a very positive meeting where issues related to the implementation of resolution 1701...
  • 16 Sep 2013 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra today called on the Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri in Beirut. The Force Commander briefed the Speaker on the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon and discussed issues...
  • 13 Sep 2013 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra met today with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Jean Kahwagi and with General Director of General Security Major-General Abbas Ibrahim. Major General Serra highlighted the...

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