Press Releases

  • 19 Mar 2018 -
    The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today marked its establishment day exactly 40-years ago with a ceremony in the Mission Headquarters in Naqoura and the opening of a photo exhibition in the coastal town of Tyre, south Lebanon.
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  • 27 Feb 2018 - The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, today concluded the Lebanon leg of his wider Middle East tour to visit UN Peacekeeping missions, including UNIFIL, and high ranking government officials.  During his three days in...
  • 05 Feb 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today chaired the first tripartite meeting of 2018 with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura. Discussions centred...
  • 19 Jan 2018 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary attended separate meetings in Beirut today with the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun; the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri; and the Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. In his first meetings of 2018 with top...
  • 22 Dec 2017 - Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (An Taoiseach) of The Republic of Ireland today visited UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura as well as the main base of UNIFIL’s Irish Contingent in south-west Lebanon. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary welcomed Prime...
  • 07 Dec 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today chaired the seventh and last scheduled tripartite meeting of 2017 with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura....
  • 05 Dec 2017 - UNIFIL’s Force Commander and Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary joined UNIFIL Sector West Commander Brigadier General Rodolfo Sganga and some 120 other UN Peacekeepers and soldiers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) today to pull up their sleeves and donate blood for...
  • 08 Nov 2017 -
    UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura...
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary salutes the UN flag during a ceremony marking United Nations Day at UNIFIL Headquarters on 24 October 2017.

    24 Oct 2017 - On UN Day, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today highlighted the importance of working together to achieve a lasting peace in south Lebanon. Speaking at an event marking the 72nd United Nations Day at the UN Mission’s headquarters in...
  • 19 Oct 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary attended a Town Hall meeting today with local authorities, including the Qaymaqam of Marjayoun, Wissam El Hayek, Lebanese Army and other security representatives based in the eastern sector of the UNIFIL...

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