Government agrees Swiss soldiers can support UN humanitarian demining

A group of four Swiss army officers is set to help a United Nations agency in Geneva with its humanitarian demining activities.

The Federal Council (executive body) on Friday agreed that the Swiss soldiers can help set up an information system for UN peace missions developed at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (CIDHG).

This mission follows a request from the Geneva-based UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

“This cooperation will allow the Swiss Army to support the United Nations in its peace promotion work and to benefit from the experience gained by the officers,” it said in a statement.

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Source: SWI