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28 May 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/3909

Also Considers Final Performance Report for Closed Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up the financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is projected to require $646.58 million for its maintenance in the upcoming financial year, beginning 1 July.

Jun Yamazaki, Controller, explained that the proposed budget for UNIFIL was 0.6 per cent less than what was approved in the previous year, owing to projected delays in the deployment of military contingents, and the need for fewer vehicles.

14 Aug 2008 description

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had been not only successful, but vital to ensuring stability in its area of operation, Major General Claudio Graziano, the Force Commander, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Outlining the mission's accomplishments since its expansion by the Security Council in resolution 1701 (2006), Major General Graziano said that UNIFIL, working with the Lebanese Army, had maintained the ceasefire in southern Lebanon and accomplished the largest …