The UN Security Council today renewed the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL for 12 months. UNIFIL was first deployed by the Council in 1978, making it one of the oldest operating UN missions.

The region along the so-called Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel is marked by recurring armed conflicts. The mission monitors the ceasefire along the Blue Line and contributes to reducing tensions. In this way, it makes a concrete contribution to the promotion of sustainable peace, a priority defined by the Federal Council for the Swiss membership in the Security Council. Switzerland also supported the strengthening of the mandate in the area of renewable energies, which mitigates climate-related risks. Switzerland supported the resolution in the Council.