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UNIFIL is Needed More than Ever to Keep the Peace in Southern Lebanon

With tensions rising along the Israeli-Lebanese border, the UN peacekeeping force stationed in the area has arguably never been more important.

With the mandate up for renewal, the UN Security Council and troop-contributing countries should reassert their backing for the mission in the strongest terms.

The UN Security Council is debating the annual extension of the mandate for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), a peacekeeping contingent deployed in southern Lebanon along the border with Israel.

The parties to the situation, Israel, Lebanon and the…

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