Africa-Press – Angola. The Chancellery of Defense of the Permanent Mission of Angola to the UN participated, from 16 to 27 of this month, in New York (USA), in the meeting of the Technical Group of Resources Belonging to Contingents-COEWG 2023.
The Military and Police Counselors of this Permanent Mission, respectively, Colonel Custódio Livulo and the Superintendent – Chief Martins Soares, took part in the said meeting, which took place at the UN headquarters.
According to a press release from the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations, this is a three-year meeting, which aims to assess the cost of the resources of each contingent made available by the Member States of the United Nations for the operations of peace under the aegis of this organization.
Participating in the meeting are all Member States, with the status of “contributing country” with military and/or police personnel for peacekeeping operations, under the terms of the implementation of the provisions of resolution (A/RES/49/233) of the 49th Session of the General Assembly, adopted on March 1, 1995.
The note highlights that, since 2022, Angola has made its debut as a contributor to the Peacekeeping Forces, with the insertion of two Officers from the National Police of Angola, in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with a view to expanding the its contribution by sending soldiers and resources.
It adds that the existence of an adequate legal framework, embodied in the Law on the Dispatch of Military Contingents and Militarized Forces Abroad, approved in the first half of 2021, promotes the inclusion of the country in the “Peacekeeping community under the aegis of UN”.
According to the document, the General Assembly, in its resolution 50/222, of April 11, 1996, authorized the application of procedures to determine the reimbursement of means belonging to the Member States.
The Manual on Policies and Procedures Relating to Reimbursement and Control of Means Belonging to T/PCC Contingents, details the steps authorized by the General Assembly.
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