New York

13 November 2017

Note to correspondents on the signing of a Letter of Assist between the Department of Field Support and the Government of Israel

The Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Mr. Atul Khare, signed today a Letter of Assist with the Government of Israel to extend a technology pilot project designed to improve security in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
 
Since 2015, Israel has contributed both static and mobile observation systems to MINUSCA. These capacities have proven highly successful in increasing situational awareness and preventing outbreaks of violence, including during the visit of Pope Francis, the election process in Bangui and many other events associated with potential security threats.
 
Following a detailed evaluation process, the mission has approved the Government of Israel’s proposal to expand its existing observation system which will include measures to fully integrate technological solutions into the mission's day to day operations.
 
The Department of Field Support thanks the Government of Israel for its continued support to UN peacekeeping.