India on Wednesday, in partnership with the UN, launched UNITE AWARE – a peacekeeping technology platform aimed at providing ground-related intelligence to peacekeepers.
The launch came as India assumed the presidency of the 15-member UN Security Council in August.
The project was launched in the presence of Foreign Minister S Jaishankar at UN headquarters.
Jaishankar arrived in New York on Monday as the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, the second time in just over 10 days that the powerful UN body under India’s presidency met in August to address the rapidly deteriorating and unraveling of the situation. in the war-torn country.
“UNITE AWARE” is a situational awareness software program that allows a Peacekeeping Operations Center to visualize and analyze the ground situation in a conflict area in real time.
It will help increase situational awareness and provide field-related information to peacekeepers.
India contributed $1.64 million to the project.
India has developed it in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Ministry of Operational Support.
This project aims to demonstrate the impact of modern surveillance technology on the detection of asymmetric threats. The aim of the project is to improve camp security for UN peacekeepers, the overall security situation and the quality of situational awareness, the Ministry of Affairs said earlier in New Delhi.
India is working with the UN to initially roll out the UNITE Aware platform in four UN peacekeeping missions: MINUSMA (Mali), UNMISS (South Sudan), UNFICYP (Cyprus) and AMISOM (Somalia).