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UN launches revised acquisition strategy on long-term air charter services

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

New York | DM

The UN has recently updated its acquisition strategy for the procurement of long-term air charter services to meet today’s peacekeeping aviation requirements with more efficient and effective solutions.The acquisition of air chartering services is a major strategic area of United Nations procurement with a total spending of almost $800 million annually.

UNMAS survey uncovers ammunition and saves lives in Abyei

Thursday, 14 May 2015

DPKO | UNMAS

In the Agok area of the Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, a United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) team, undertaking a non-technical survey earlier this year, received information about the presence of ammunition near one of the old military barracks in the area. The team investigated and discovered that a substantial stockpile of ammunition had been stored near the barracks.

DPKO and DFS Develop New Specialized Training Materials for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

DPKO | DFS

The Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS) have developed a new conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) training module for core pre-deployment training of all UN peacekeepers as well as new Specialized Training Materials for military components to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.