Multinational Stand-by Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG)

Brigade multinationale d'intervention rapide des forces en attente des Nations Unies (BIRFA)

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Dec 1996, when Austria, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden signed a Letter of Intent of Cooperating on the establishment of a framework for SHRIBRIG. Declared operationally available to A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), Jan 2000. First deployed, Nov 2000. Memorandum of Understanding relating to potential provision of units for the Brigade signed 9 Mar 1997, Denmark. Original title: Multinational United Nations Stand-by Forces High Readiness Brigade. Comes within the framework of U-XF3481 - United Nations Standby Arrangements System (UNSAS) as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations within F-XF1000 - United Nations System. Closed, 30 Jun 2009, following a joint decision by all 12 full members.


Function as a stand-by rapidly deployable force consisting of a headquarters and units from member states, trained to the same standard, using the same operating procedures and inter-operable equipment and taking part in training and exercises at regular intervals; accomplish necessary peacekeeping and humanitarian tasks; be able to operate independently at a considerable distance from home-based support structures and in environments lacking host nation support and basic infrastructure, remaining self-sufficient for up to 60 days; provide planning capability through a dedicated permanent planning element.


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Steering Committee (executive body), with presidency rotating among member nations for 1-year terms. Permanent Planning Element (PLANELM), headed by Chief of Staff.


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