LEBANON / LACROIX

13-Mar-2019 00:01:03
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, today concluded his five-day visit to Lebanon, where he held talks with top Lebanese officials in the capital, Beirut, and saw first-hand the work of UNIFIL peacekeepers in the southern part of the country. UNIFIL
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STORY: LEBANON / LACROIX
TRT: 01:04
SOURCE: UNIFIL
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NONE

DATELINE: 13 MARCH 2019, NAQOURA / CHAMAA, SOUTH LEBANON /FILE
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13 MARCH 2019, NAQOURA / CHAMAA, SOUTH LEBANON

1. Various shots, Lacroix interacting with peacekeepers
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations:
“Peacekeeping is a key tool of the United Nations to support peace and stability, and we do that in so many places around the world where the population needs to be protected, where a political solution needs to be supported and encouraged, and where state capacity also have to be strengthened and increased, and I think this is really here what our brave colleagues from UNIFIL are doing.”

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3. Wide shot, peacekeepers walking by a landmine field
4. Tracking shot, peacekeeper walking
5. Various shots, Lebanese Armed Forces vehicle patrol
6. Various shots, UNIFIL and LAF on a joint vehicle patrol
7. Med shot, peacekeeper at sunset
STORYLINE
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, today concluded his five-day visit to Lebanon, where he held talks with top Lebanese officials in the capital, Beirut, and saw first-hand the work of UNIFIL peacekeepers in the southern part of the country.

During meetings with Lebanese leaders and interactions with UNIFIL peacekeepers, he noted UNIFIL’s strong deterrence to the resumption of hostilities including through its tripartite, liaison and coordination arrangements.

During his visit, Lacroix also toured key hotspots along the Blue Line and interacted with peacekeepers on the ground. He also addressed UNIFIL military and civilian staff in a town hall meeting in the Mission headquarters in Naqoura.
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