Source: The Hindu
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India’s External Affairs Minister has announced the launch of the UNITE AWARE platform.
About UNITE AWARE Platform:
- Launched by: India in partnership with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Operational Support.
- Purpose: UNITE Aware is a technology platform that utilises modern surveillance technology for real-time threat assessments to UN peacekeepers and helps them enhance their security.
- Where will it be deployed? The UNITE Aware platform will initially be rolled out in four UN Peacekeeping Missions: MINUSMA (Mali), UNMISS (South Sudan), UNFICYP (Cyprus) and AMISOM (Somalia).
About Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping initiative:
- The initiative was established in 2014 by the United Nations (UN) Department of Operational Support (DOS).
- Objective: To bring greater involvement to peacekeeping through innovative approaches and technologies that have the potential to empower UN global operations