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UNAEs Ban to ask for extension of UNIFIL mandate.

Byline: Daily Star Staff

Summary: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Ban Ki-Moon (bän kē-mn), 1944–, South Korean diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (2007–), b. Chungju, grad. Seoul National Univ. (B.S.  will ask the Security Council in the next few days to extend the mandate of peacekeepers in South Lebanon Lebanon, country, Asia
Lebanon (lĕb`ənən, –nŏn'), officially Republic of Lebanon, republic (2005 est. pop. 3,826,000), 4,015 sq mi (10,400 sq km), SW Asia.
 for one year without amendment to the mission's rules of engagement, according to according to
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 Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal newspaper.

BEIRUT: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will ask the Security Council in the next few days to extend the mandate of peacekeepers in South Lebanon for one year without amendment to the mission's rules of engagement, according to Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal newspaper. Well-informed diplomatic sources told the newspaper that Lebanon was informed that the Security Council session aimed at issuing a resolution on the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, was created by the United Nations, with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 425 and 426 on March 19, 1978, to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and security, and help the  (UNIFIL UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon ) will be held on August 27. The newspaper said Tuesday that Ban will send a letter to the Council chair this month, recommending the extension of UNIFIL's mandate until August 31, 2010. u The Daily Star

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Geographic Code:7LEBA
Date:Aug 5, 2009
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