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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - 18 OCTOBER

12:00 PM - 11:59 PM INVESTIGATING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MILITARY AND THE UN IN THE WAY BY WHICH MEDEVAC CAN BE / IS CONDUCTED: MOVING FORWARDS TOGETHER

14:00 – 14:30
COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

14:30 – 15:30
INTRODUCTION TO CONCEPTS, REGULATIONS, CHALLENGES AND ISSUES

15:00 - 15:30
CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION

15:30 – 16:00
COFFEE AND NETWORKING

16:00 – 17:00
INTERACTIVE SESSION: MULTINATIONAL & MULTIORGANISATIONAL MEDEVAC SCENARIO PLANNING EXERCISE

17:00- 17:30
DEBRIEF OF INTERACTIVE SESSION AND SUMMING UP


In UN peacekeeping missions around the world, the coordination between the UN CMOs themselves and the military forces supporting the mission is crucial. There is a huge difference between UN and military in respect of budgets and resources that are employed for field operation. In order to work effectively and efficiently, it is important for militaries providing MEDEVAC units to understand the specific needs and limitations of UN missions. This includes procedural and technological differences, as well as the challenges of coordinating between various peacekeeping forces. This workshop provides the opportunity for attendees to engage in in-depth discussions about the challenges surrounding multinational military support for UN Peacekeeping missions and the various solutions which have been implemented worldwide.


How will you benefit from the Workshop?

  • Learn about how and why UN peacekeeping missions coordinate MEDEVAC differently to military missions, and how this can inform your own operations
  • Develop a good understanding of UN requirements and how medical budgets are utilised within peacekeeping missions
  • Gain information on what differentiates military operations and UN missions, and how to close this gap procedurally, technologically and medically

What will you learn?
  • How does military MEDEVAC procedure differ from UN MEDEVAC procedure?
  • How are budgets for UN missions determined, and how does this affect their procurement
  • What are the best methods to efficiently coordinate between various MEDEVAC units, and how does the environment and political landscape affect this?
  • What steps are being made to standardise equipment and procedures between military forces supporting peacekeeping missions in austere environments?

Your workshop leader:

Brigadier General (Ret) Florin Paul
, Former Chief Medical Officer, UNIFIL / UNSOA / UNAVEM