UN symposium in Nur-Sultan to highlight technology for peacekeepers


NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan's Defence Ministry and the United Nations (UN) are set to jointly host the 5th International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium in Nur-Sultan on May 28-31, Kazinform reported Wednesday (May 22).

The symposium is a platform for interaction among states, academia and international organisations to improve the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations, according to the Defence Ministry.

Topics will include situational awareness, improvised explosive device threat management and mitigation, and technological innovations meant to enhance peacekeeper security.

Kazakhstan last October sent a peacekeeping company of 120 troops to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon.

Two Kazakhs officers are serving as military observers in the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara.

At the beginning of 2019, the UN certified peacekeeping courses at the Kazakh Partnership for Peace Training Centre for military personnel from around the world.

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