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Press conference by Australia’s Security Council President on work programme for September

Gary Quinlan (facing camera, left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month. 04 September 2013 United Nations, New YorkSeptember would see the Security Council hold a high-level debate on small arms and their role in fostering conflict, Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia, said at Headquarters today as he assumed that organ’s rotating presidency for the month. He said the role of small arms in conflict had long been debated in the Council Continue reading

501 Fijian troops join UNDOF on the Israel-Syria border

UN peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) patrol the Golan Heights area between Camp Faouar and Camp Ziouani. The peacekeeping mission was established by Security Council resolution 350 (1974) of 31 May 1974 to: maintain the ceasefire between Israel and Syria; supervise the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces; and supervise the areas of separation and limitation, as provided in the May 1974 Agreement on Disengagement. 07 April 2011 Golan Heights, SyriaAccording to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, as of 29 July, UNDOF has 1,166 troops comprised of 501 from Fiji, 193 from India, 339 from Philippines, 130 from Nepal, and three staff officers from Ireland. As for the situation in the Golan, it remains volatile; there are clashes between the Syrian Armed Forces Continue reading

Fiji to send 171 peacekeepers to monitor Israel-Syria ceasfire

Austrian Battalion soldiers raise UN flag on Pitulim Peak on Mt. Hermon following the withdrawal of Israeli Armed Forces. 25 June 1974 Golan Heights, SyriaThe Government of Fiji agreed to contribute a contingent of 171 military personnel to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) which is tasked with monitoring the decades-long ceasefire between Syria and Israel in the Golan Heights. The Fijian personnel will replace the Croatian and Japanese contingents. Continue reading