around 250 delegates are expected to attend june’s sixth united countries (un) partnership for technology in peacekeeping international symposium in pretoria.
the 21 to 24 june event could be on the csir global convention centre in pretoria in line with a un peacekeeping generation initiative hooked up in 2014. its objective is to deliver more involvement to peacekeeping through innovative approaches and technology with capability to empower un international operations. the initiative is now managed by the un department of operational aid (dos) and the operations support division (osd) of the office of facts and communications era (oict).
the initiative offers un member states the possibility for a new kind of dating with osd oict and dos beyond the traditional troop, police and monetary contributions—one which aligns technological and innovative capacities of the sector with precise desires of the sector era sections inside the un field and peacekeeping missions.
the worldwide symposium is at the center of the initiative and is the only statistics sharing convention on area era for the peacekeeping network.
the conference gives a platform for a excessive degree era think tank devoted to identifying the strategic challenges in peace operations and starting up partnership tasks with the capability to speedily impact peacekeeping thru real and powerful solutions.
the discussion board has demonstrated to be fertile ground for understanding sharing, brainstorming, synchronised efforts, the development of new partnerships, and sensible, hands-on projects. an early achievement and ongoing initiative of the partnership for technology in peacekeeping is the un c4isr (command, control, communications, computer systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) academy for peace operations.
during the event, delegates will meet senior leaders from un peacekeeping missions, the worldwide carrier centre and un headquarters to listen approximately the modern-day country of discipline generation operations, its destiny and precise areas for contribution and collaboration, in step with dalibor petrovic from the osd of the oict.
the event is at ministerial level and the un delegation can be led via the below secretary general of the department of operational guide. expected participation degree from member states is at senior government, director, department head, dean, provost, senior military and police officer level.
“from the un, each uniformed and non-uniformed management, senior management and concern-remember professionals from discipline missions are predicted to participate, in addition to relevant staff from the unhq and the global service centre. academia is likewise anticipated,” he informed defenceweb.
the department of defence (dod), sa aerospace, maritime and defence industries association (amd) and armscor are organising an exhibition to run alongside the symposium. south african organizations are invited to take up exhibition stands and show off their skills to the high-level un amassing.