UN accepts Israel’s invitation for peacekeeping forces to be trained in field medicine by IDF

 

Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said, “We are very proud to invite U.N. peacekeeping forces to Israel…We hope U.N. personnel will be able to implement our methods and save lives worldwide.”

By Shlomo Cesana

 

United Nations peacekeeping forces are scheduled to participate in a special emergency field medicine seminar headed by the Israeli military and local medical professionals, Israel Hayom learned Sunday.

IDF and U.N. troops on the northern border [Illustrative] | Photo credit: Eyal Margolin / JINI

IDF and U.N. troops on the northern border [Illustrative] – Photo: Eyal Margolin/JINI

The seminar, to be held in the next few weeks, aims to address one of the fundamental challenges U.N. peacekeeping forces face in their assignments in conflict zones worldwide: saving lives on the battlefield.

“We are very proud to invite U.N. peacekeeping forces to Israel, where they can learn from the world’s top professionals on the unique methods Israel uses to deal with cases involving emergency medicine on the ground,” Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said.

“Unfortunately, Israel has vast firsthand experience in how crucial it is to have professional emergency medicine. We hope U.N. personnel will be able to implement our methods and save lives worldwide.”

The idea for the seminar arose about six months ago, as part of discussions in the U.N. about extending Israel’s ties with U.N. peacekeeping forces.

Israel maintains routine ties with two U.N. missions in buffer zones near its northern borders: the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon and the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force in Syria.

According to Danon, Israel was chosen to lead the seminar because of its advanced field medicine capabilities and its offers of expertise to assist in crisis situations worldwide.

Israel often offers humanitarian aid to countries struck by natural disasters, including after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 earthquake in Japan and the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

“Beyond our basic desire to help the world’s nations, we also place importance on being able to show representatives from the world over the beautiful sides of Israel and our desire to make the world a better, safer place,” Danon said.

 

View original Israel Hayom publication at:
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37535

 

 

 

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