Press Releases

  • From right to left: UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary, Lebanese Government Representative to UNIFIL Brigadier General Malik Chamas, LAF Navy Commander Rear Admiral Majed Alwan and MTF Commander Rear Admiral Sergio Fernando de Amaral Chaves Jr. observe a training exercise at sea outside the Beirut Port.

    23 Aug 2017 - As part of its ongoing support to the Lebanese Armed Forces Navy (LAF-N), UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) today conducted a joint training with LAF Navy personnel off the coast of Beirut Port.  The demanding two-hour boarding exercise – involving the UNIFIL flagship “UNIÃO...
  • 31 Jul 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.  ...
  • The Lebanese Minister of Justice Salim Jreissati inspecting UNIFIL guard of honor.

    30 Jun 2017 - The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lebanon, Salim Jreissati, paid a visit to the UNIFIL Headquarters and the UN Mission’s area of operations (AO) in south Lebanon today. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary accompanied the Minister and...
  • 20 Jun 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. Discussions centered on...
  • Peacekeepers representing 40 national contingents march ahead of a UNIFIL ceremony marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

    29 May 2017 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at its headquarters in Naqoura, vowing to advance its partnership with Lebanese authorities and local leaders in maintaining a safe and stable environment in south...
  • 16 May 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon, Gebran Bassil, in Beirut. The UNIFIL Head of Mission expressed his appreciation for the commitment and continued...
  • 21 Apr 2017 - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri today paid his first visit to the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), as part of his tour of the UNIFIL area of operations in southern Lebanon. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General...
  • 20 Apr 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 Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.  Discussions focused on...
  • 12 Apr 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met separately with the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut.  In both meetings, the UNIFIL head thanked the Lebanese leaders for their continued support to...
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary visits the newly appointed Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun, Yarze, Beirut.

    23 Mar 2017 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today paid his first visit to the newly appointed Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), General Joseph Aoun, in Beirut. During the meeting, the two Commanders discussed a wide range of issues...

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