Press Releases

  • 22 Sep 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL, 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. Today’s discussions...
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary addresses the audience at the event for International Day of Peace held at UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon.

    21 Sep 2016 - “The young children playing in the school yards of Tibnin dreaming of a bright future, men and women going to work every day in Bint Jbeil to support their families and the elderly residents of Naqoura enjoying evening chai with their neighbours as the sun sets over Tyre. These...
  • 20 Sep 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL, Major-General Michael Beary, today paid tribute to the sacrifices made by Spanish peacekeepers while serving with the UN Mission in south Lebanon. In his remarks at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary since the deployment...
  • 06 Sep 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary today called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Samir Moqbel in Beirut. Discussions focused on the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations, issues related to the implementation of UNIFIL’s...
  • 30 Aug 2016 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on UNIFILNew York, 30 August 2016 The Secretary-General welcomes the unanimous extension today by the Security Council of the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). He notes that during...
  • 25 Aug 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL, Major-General Michael Beary, today chaired his first 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. Today’s discussions...
  • 12 Aug 2016 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Michael Beary, today met with the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, in Beirut. This was Major-General Beary’s first meeting with the Speaker after he assumed command...
  • 29 Jul 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary met today with the Director General of General Security Major-General Abbas Ibrahim in Beirut. This was Major-General Beary’s first meeting with the Director General after he assumed command of UNIFIL on 19...
  • 22 Jul 2016 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary today called on Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Jean Khawaji in separate meetings in Beirut. The meetings discussed the security and political situation in the...
  • Outgoing Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano hands over the UN flag to Major-General Michael Beary.

    19 Jul 2016 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today underwent a transfer of command from Major-General Luciano Portolano (Italy) to Major-General Michael Beary (Ireland). The hand-over ceremony at UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura was attended among others by the Lebanese...

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