Multinational Stand-by Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG)
Brigade multinationale d'intervention rapide des forces en attente des Nations Unies (BIRFA)
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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