We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
Inside this Issue
MINURSO Force Commander Interview 2
SWEDEN and UN Peacekeeping 3
Currculum vitae Deputy Force Commander 3
Obituary Maj TOURÉ (GUINEA) 4
Conduct and Discipline 4
MINURSO Conduct and Discipline 5
UNTSO — Brothers in Arms 6
MINURSO Parades and Trainings 7
Change of Commands 8
“During my military career in the Honduran Army,
I heard about peacekeeping operations within the UN. I joined the UN because this kind of job gives me the chance to contribute to the peace process in different parts of the world,” says Major Jose Amador, a United Nations Military Observer (UNMO) working in Mijek, Western Sahara. Major Amador is just one of over 200 UNMOS from 29 countries striving to ensure that MINURSO continues to meet its mandate in Western Sahara.
In view of recent press reports regarding the situation in Tindouf, Algeria, MINURSO would like to clarify that its activities as well as those of UN agencies continue.
Since the kidnappings in October 2011, MINURSO has kept its security situation under close review with local authorities.
Inside this issue:
Message from USG Ladsous and ASG Banbury on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2012
AOAV/Mechem helps camel herders access Water in Mijek
Leyla Khalfallah : Renovation of the Library is the fruit of a collective work