UN authorizes Israel to expand technological support in Central African Republic
The United Nations on Monday authorized Israel to expand its technological support for its peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic and help improve security in the country.
In a letter of assist UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare signed with Israel, the UN approved the Israeli government's proposal to expand its existing observation systems used by the UN 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 (CAR's capital) and many other events associated with potential security threats," said a press release.
"The Department of Field Support (DFS) thanks the government of Israel for its continued support to UN peacekeeping," it said.
DFS is a UN department dedicated to supporting peacekeeping and political missions.