Press Releases

  • 28 Aug 2009 - Technical review to maintain operational effectiveness of the Mission The United Nations Security Council, acting on the request of the Government of Lebanon, yesterday unanimously decided to extend without amendment the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (...
  • 11 Aug 2009 - An exercise in large-scale disaster response was conducted on 10-11 August jointly by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in cooperation with a number of government and non-government organizations in the village of Srifa in...
  • 27 Jul 2009 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today observed the 30th Anniversary of ITALAIR's operations as part of UNIFIL in the south of Lebanon.   At a ceremony held on the occasion at UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura, peacekeepers gave a guard of honour and received...
  • 27 Jul 2009 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Force Commander Major-General Claudio Graziano today held a meeting at the Municipality of Tibnin in south-west Lebanon with local authorities from the neighbouring towns and villages. Also present were members of parliament...
  • 14 Jul 2009 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) conducted yesterday a Maritime Joint Exercise off the coast of Lebanon in close cooperation with the Lebanese Navy. The aim of this Joint Exercise was to improve cooperation and coordination between...
  • 05 May 2009 - Under-Secretary-General for United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy today met senior Lebanese leaders and defence officials in Beirut. In separate meetings with the President of Lebanon Michel Suleiman, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister...
  • 04 May 2009 - (Mr. Alain Le Roy during a press encounter at the Blue Line in south Lebanon Monday, 4 May 2009) This is my first visit to UNIFIL since taking up office in 2008. I spent today with the UNIFIL troops in the field to see first hand the way UNIFIL operates. I was briefed about and...
  • 04 Apr 2009 - On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on Saturday, 4 April UNIFIL will conduct mine risk education and other activities across southern Lebanon. Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from UNIFIL's Chinese, Italian, French, South...
  • 04 Apr 2009 - Naqoura, Lebanon – The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) marked the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action by bringing greater focus on mine risk education for children. Schools in Ain Arab, Ayta Ash Sha'b, Bint Jubayl, Burj Rahhal,...
  • 02 Apr 2009 - Media are invited on Thursday, 2nd April at 2:00 pm to attend a live fire exercise conducted by the Field Artillery Group of the Quick Reaction Force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with the Lebanese Armed Forces 65th Artillery Battalion. The exercise...

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