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        General Assembly
15 May 2003

Original: English

Fifty-seventh session
Agenda item 127 (b)
Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping
forces in the Middle East: United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon

Performance report on the budget of the
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
for the period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002

Report of the Secretary-General


In section I, the table entitled Component 1: Military, should read:

Component 1: Military
Expected accomplishments
1.1 Ensure compliance with the integrity of the Blue Line and Lebanese territorial sovereignty
Indicators of achievement Actual accomplishments
Ground violations of the Blue Line 133 Blue Line violations
Violations of Lebanese airspace 195 air violations
Incidents of firing guns/mortars across the Blue Line18 incidents
Zero throwing incidents along the Blue Line182 incidents
Output typeActual outputs
Troop land patrol days260,610 troop land patrol days
Observation post troop days186,150 observation post troop days
Air patrol hours 540 air patrol hours along the Blue Line
Situation reports 365 daily situation reports
Reports of the Secretary-General

Meetings and reports

Two reports of the Secretary-General

30 high-level liaison meetings with concerned parties; information on all incidents shared by all parties within 15 minutes

Investigation and verification of incidents100 per cent of incidents investigated and verified

Regular meetings with Israeli and Lebanese authorities

Expected accomplishments
1.2 Ensure further return of the Government of Lebanon’s effective authority in the area
Indicators of achievement Actual accomplishments
Increased presence of Lebanese military and civilian authorities in southern LebanonIncreased presence of Lebanese military/gendarmerie and national police in southern Lebanon
Establishment of Lebanese security positions along the Blue LineNo security positions yet established along the Blue Line
Output typeActual outputs
Liaison meetingsWeekly liaison meetings with Lebanese army

Reports on potential sources of conflict to Lebanese authorities

Assisted United Nations and other agencies in coordinating development/humanitarian/ demining efforts in southern Lebanon

Comments: More liaison meetings were conducted between UNIFIL and Lebanese authorities and the Israel Defence Forces to reduce tensions and keep communications open with the concerned parties.


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