Dispatch of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to training of the UN Triangular Partnership Project for Rapid Deployment of Enabling Capabilities
August 23, 2019
1. Japan will dispatch 22 personnel from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and 1 Program Liaison and Coordination Officer from Cabinet Office to the training under the UN Triangular Partnership Project for Rapid Deployment of Enabling Capabilities, which is implemented by the UN Department of Operational Support. The training which will take place in Jinja, Uganda, from August 26th aims to instruct engineering personnel from the Defense Force of Republic of Uganda on the operation of heavy equipment.
2. Japan has earned solid credibility for its engineering and transport units, which are indispensable for enabling smooth operations of PKOs. To support the rapid deployment of PKOs and bring about high quality operations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed a commitment to contribute to the rapid deployment of these equipment and personnel with engineering capabilities at the 1st Leader’s Summit on Peacekeeping held at the UN Headquarters in September 2014.
3. Following Prime Minister Abe’s commitment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense together with other relevant Ministry support this project by providing approx. 40 million US dollars to the UN for the training and procurement of heavy equipment and dispatching 149 JSDF and officers as instructors to 8 trainings, subsequent to the trial training held in 2015.
【Reference】Outline of the training
- Period of training：August 26th – November 15th , 2019
- Location of training：Uganda (Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center)
- Instructors：23 personnel led by LTC Koji Todo
- Contents of the training：Instructing engineering personnel from the Defense Force of Republic of Uganda on the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment required for engineering activities.