United Nations Standby Arrangements System (UNSAS)
Système d'arrangements en attente des Nations Unies
Following a proposal 1992, in the Agenda for Peace, by Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali of United Nations (UN). Also referred to as United Nations Standby Military Force. Forms part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations (DOMP) within the United Nations System.
Provide standby military forces capable of deploying at short notice for traditional peacekeeping operations to deal with threats to international peace, by agreement with nations concerned; facilitate the planning, implementation and effectiveness of peacekeeping operations.Available with paid subscription only.
Standby resources are used exclusively for peacekeeping operations mandated by the Security Council. When specific needs arise, standby resources are requested by the Secretary-General and, if approved by participating member states, are rapidly deployed (within 30 days for a traditional mission, and within 90 days for a complex mission) to set up new peacekeeping missions or to reinforce existing ones. Capacity should be sufficient to start 2 new missions a year. The System is based on conditional commitments by member states of specified resources available within agreed response times and is designed such that that all member states may participate, regardless of their size, capabilities or situation. Resources may be military formations, specialized personnel (civilian and military), services or material and equipment. They remain on standby in their home country. Where necessary, training is conducted to prepare them to fulfil specific tasks or functions according to UN guidelines. The UN provides logistic support for peacekeeping operations but rapidly deployed Standby Forces must be self sufficient until the United Nations support system is established.
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