Italy: Working with the UN for peace in south Lebanon

Italian peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, patrol the so-called “Blue Line” demarcating the border between Lebanon and Israel.
UNIFIL/Giuseppe Firmani
Italian peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, patrol the so-called “Blue Line” demarcating the border between Lebanon and Israel.
Members of the Italian Helicopter Wing attached to the peacekeeping mission rush a wounded patient to the UN hospital in Naqoura, in southern Lebanon, for emergency treatment.  (1 May 1980)
UN Photo/John Isaac
UN‬ firefighters during an evacuation exercise at a helipad in the mission’s headquarters in Naqoura in 2016. The event was organized to mark the 65th anniversary of the ITALAIR, Italy’s aviation unit.
UNIFIL/Pasqual Gorriz
Italian deminers clear an area close to the Blue Line near Yaroun village. Mine clearance activities are vital to enabling the peacekeeping mission to deploy and carry out its operations. (8 April 2010)
UNIFIL/Pasqual Gorriz
With a smile and a red nose, Warrant Officer Walter Mazzocchi (Italy) brings the healing power of laughter to students in the Ayta Ash Shaab School for Children with Special Needs. (30 March 2013)
UNIFIL/Pasqual Gorriz
Students at the Tyre Public Technical School learn how to slice gnocchi dough during a cooking course offered by the Italian contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission. (5 March 2014)
UNIFIL/Pasqual Gorriz
Capt. Giorgio Battisti (foreground) of Italy reports from the Golan Heights as part of his work with the UN mission tasked with supervising the armistice agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbours, known as UNTSO. (26 April 1973)
UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata
A Military Liaison Officer of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), looks through binoculars during a ceasefire monitoring patrol in Oum Dreyga, Western Sahara (June 2010).
UN Photo/Martine Perret