Press Releases

  • 22 Oct 2020 - UNIFIL today observed United Nations Day at its headquarters in south Lebanon, with its head reaffirming the UN Mission’s commitment to maintain the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel while allowing space for a long-term solution of the conflict...
  • 27 Sep 2020 - In coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today deployed a detachment of multinational force to Beirut in order to assist Lebanese authorities with their efforts to deal with the aftermath of the tragic 4 August...
  • 21 Sep 2020 - UNIFIL today marked the International Day of Peace during a ceremony at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon. Present at the ceremony were UNIFIL Head of Mission Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col, Colonel George Toufik Toufik representing the Lebanese Armed...
  • 03 Sep 2020 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura. During the meeting, the third...
  • 26 Aug 2020 - “On Tuesday, 25 August starting around 11:00 p.m., UNIFIL observed a number of flares fired from several IDF positions along the Blue Line across from Aytarun, Ayta Ash-Sha’b, Meiss Ej Jebel, Houla, Kfar Kila and Kfar Shouba in south Lebanon.  UNIFIL radars also detected...
  • 02 Jul 2020 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a second special Tripartite meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al...
  • 01 Jul 2020 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, Nassif Hitti, today visited the UNIFIL Headquarters as well the Mission’s area of operations and the Blue Line accompanied by over 30 young Lebanese diplomats, to see first-hand the work carried out by the Mission in...
  • 18 Jun 2020 - A 15-member delegation of the European Union (EU) comprising Ambassadors and senior diplomatic officials accredited to Lebanon, visited the UNIFIL Headquarters as well as the Mission’s area of operations and the Blue Line today. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major...
  • 15 Jun 2020 - Following suspension with some exceptions by Secretary-General António Guterres in April 2020 of all rotations, repatriations and deployments of uniformed personnel to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 Coronavirus, UNIFIL today started partial resumption of its troops...
  • 29 May 2020 - UNIFIL today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at its headquarters in Naqoura, paying tribute to the contribution of uniformed and civilian personnel and to honour more than 3,900...

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