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The FC/HoM Maj Gen Jai Shanker Menon lays the wreath for those peacekeepers that have fallen during their UN missions.
 
UNDOF MEDICAL CONFERENCE 2014

The first United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Medical Forum for 2014 was conducted at Camp Faouar on Tuesday 28th January 2014 organized by the Force Medical Officer (FMO). The forum was attended by Senior Medical Officers from Fijibatt, Philbatt, Logbatt and the Irecon Dr at Camp Faouar. They were accompanied by their medical staffs.

They discussed medical issues regarding UNDOF medical facilities, medical services, medical supplies and challenges. UNDOF Chief of Integrated Support Services, Mr G.M. Bukley , who was the guest speaker told members of the forum that it was important to provide the best medical response in accordance with the resources available.

The FMO’s presentation included issues regarding the UNDOF Medical SOP 2013 and the importance of submission of reports. Members of the forum also agreed that it was important for Battalion SMOs to coordinate and work together in light of the mission’s motto ‘One Mission, One Goal, One Team’.

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DPKO DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR VISIT UNDOF


Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Asia/Middle East Regional Director, Ms Izumi Nakamitsu visited United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) over the period 17 and 18 January 2014.

Ms Nakamitsu was greeted on arrival by the Head of Mission / Force Commander UNDOF, Lieutenant General Gen Iqbal Singh Singha. Over the two day visit she was briefed on developments in the mission since her last visit to UNDOF in May 2013.

Ms Nakamitsu participated in a line tour of selected UNTSO and UNDOF positions in the UNDOF area of operations including OP 51, OP 52 and Position 22.

On completion of the briefs on Saturday 18 January, Ms Nakamitsu travelled to Lebanon to visit the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon. 

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SPECIAL CROSSING OF STUDENTS JANUARY 2014

January 8th 2014 – Nine students who graduated from the University of Damascus crossed over from Bravo to Alpha Gates on Wednesday 8th January. The crossing was organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and facilitated by UNDOF Liaison, Military Police and medical staff under guidance of UNDOF Deputy Chief Liaison and Protocol Officer, Major Viliame Draunibaka.  The extended crossing was a double celebration for the students who had finally graduated after seven year of medical study and were also being reunited with their families.

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MILAD, Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed visits UNDOF
December 27, 2013 - The head of the Office of Military Affairs and current Military Adviser Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed visited UNDOF from the period 19 – 21 December, 2013. He was welcomed with a guard of honor by the FIJIBATT as he entered the gates of Camp Faouar and met the acquaintances of UNDOF FC, Lt Gen Iqbal S. Singha and UNDOF DFC, Brig Gen Hari B. Basnet.
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Change of Command for Phillipine Battalion

December 26, 2013 – In a simple traditional turn-over of command ceremony, between the 6th Philippine Contingent to Golan Height (PCGH) and the 7th PCGH, both out-going and the in-coming commander bid each other welcome and farewell at the formation grounds on 05 December, 2013.

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Force Commander (FC) Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) visits UNDOF

December 02, 2013 - The FC MFO, Maj Gen Warren Whiting of New Zealand visited UNDOF on Sunday 24 November 2013 and was hosted by the DFC UNDOF, Brig Gen Hari B. Basnet at Camp Ziouani.

 

He received a brief on UNDOF Operations by the COO, LtCol Antonio Lastimado at Camp Ziouani, and then travelled to Mt Bental where he received a panoramic brief on FijiBatt operations by LtCol Sitiveni Qiliho.

 

Maj Gen Whiting expressed his gratitude to DFC, COO and CO FIJIBATT on the very informative briefs.

 

The Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) is located in the Sinai peninsula, Egypt and was established following the singing of the Camp David Accord on September 17, 1978 and the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty on March 26, 1979. On May 18, 1981 the UN SC indicated that the UN would be unable to provide the force, and so the MFO came into being in 1982.

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