UNIFIL civic engagement programme for youth

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21 Dec 2018

UNIFIL civic engagement programme for youth

UNIFIL, in collaboration with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and a local non-governmental organization, organized an educational outreach programme, explaining the scope of UNIFIL’s mandate to a group of youth from the UN Mission’s area of operation, in Tyre earlier this week.

Peacekeepers from UNIFIL’s Military Community Outreach Unit (MCOU) and Civil Affairs offered the educational session for 40 young students at Al Afak Technical School on 19 December.

The session touched upon some of the core aspects of UNIFIL’s mandate, activities on the ground, especially along the Blue Line, in collaboration with the LAF.

The UNIFIL team initiated conversations, answered questions and showed how UNIFIL has been working since 1978 in furthering peace in south Lebanon.

The activity was a part of the “Civic Engagement and Life Skill” component of the “Youth Empowerment Project” of the NGO called “NABAA,” which was funded by the UN Children’s UNICEF

The activity was organized by the NGO called “NABAA” under its Youth Empowerment Project funded by the UN Children’s Fund or UNICEF.

Between peacekeeping duties, UNIFIL peacekeepers regularly carry out various small-scale activities with the host communities in order to maintain and enhance their excellent relation.