The commander of the Kyrgyz contingent of the UN mission, Colonel Mirza Abaskanov won a contest among officers and has been appointed the head of the rotation department of the African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur in Darfur (Republic of Sudan). The press service of the State Service for Punishment Execution reports.
In total 76 officers from 34 countries applied. Only six officers were selected from the list of applicants. According to the results of individual interview Colonel M. Abaskanov has been recognized as the best.
Colonel Mirza Abaskanov has been working in this sphere since 1986. He graduated from Minsk Higher Military Political Military School and the International University of Kyrgyzstan. Till serving in the UN mission, he had headed the educational work department of the State Service for Punishment Execution.
The African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur, referred to by its acronym UNAMID, was established on 31 July 2007 with the adoption of Security Council resolution 1769 . UNAMID has the protection of civilians as its core mandate, but is also tasked with contributing to security for humanitarian assistance, monitoring and verifying implementation of agreements, assisting an inclusive political process, contributing to the promotion of human rights and the rule of law, and monitoring and reporting on the situation along the borders with Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR).
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