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Mar 24, 2023

MFO Spotlight: A Day with the CASA and its Crew

The MFO spends a day with the Czech-provided CASA and its crew to learn more about their roles and responsibilities in ensuring fixed-wing support for the MFO mission.


Mar 15, 2023

Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2023

The MFO is pleased to announce that the Government of Japan has generously agreed to provide supplemental project funding for a ninth consecutive year to ensure the safety of our personnel and the effectiveness of our mission.


Mar 10, 2023

The MFO Celebrates International Women’s Day


MFO personnel came together on March 8th to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women during a series of events at our South Camp.

Mar 8, 2023

The MFO Thanks its Women Peacekeepers

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the MFO wishes to express its great appreciation to all its women peacekeepers, military and civilian, for their vital contributions to our mission and peace and cooperation between Egypt and Israel. Your work is fundamental to our success and an integral part of our achievements.

Mar 5, 2023

MFO Welcomes a New Force Commander

Major General Pavel Kolář of the Czech Republic assumed command of the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai from Major General Evan Williams of New Zealand on 5 March 2023, during a Change of Command ceremony held at South Camp in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Mar 3, 2023

MFO Director General Visits Uruguay and Colombia

MFO Director General, Elizabeth L. Dibble, visited Uruguay and Colombia on February 17 and 20, 2023, respectively to meet with representatives of two of the MFO’s long-time Troop-Contributing States.

Feb 10, 2023

Supporting States Visit – February 9, 2023


The MFO Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, and MFO personnel welcomed Ambassadors, Defense Attachés, and other key staff from Cairo-based embassies to the MFO’s North Camp.

Jan 27, 2023

MFO Plenary Meeting – 26 January 2023



The MFO was honored to hold a plenary meeting in Rome on 26 January 2023 for its Supporting States.

Jan 16, 2023

MFO Force Commander Designate – Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář

The MFO is honored to announce that it has received Egypt’s and Israel’s approval to appoint Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář from the Czech Republic as the MFO’s next Force Commander.

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News & Media MFO Plenary Meeting – 26 January 2023

Jan 27, 2023

MFO Plenary Meeting – 26 January 2023



The MFO was honored to hold a plenary meeting in Rome on 26 January 2023 for its Supporting States.

The MFO’s Director General, Ms. Elizabeth L. Dibble, and Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams (New Zealand), provided Supporting State representatives with an update on MFO activities and finances during our Financial Year 2022 (1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022). They also highlighted ongoing and future initiatives including expanding dialogue between the Treaty Parties, Egypt and Israel, promoting diversity and the role of women, and greening initiatives to include more efficient waste management programs at our locations in Sinai.


Representatives from nineteen MFO Supporting States, including delegations from Egypt, Israel, and the United States, participated in the plenary meeting.


Director General Dibble thanked the representatives for their trust and confidence, for their generous commitments, and for entrusting the MFO with their personnel “who do so much to ensure the MFO is able to carry out its mission.” She also thanked MG Williams for his service with the MFO since December 2019 and read the citation from the Distinguished Service for Peace Award, the MFO’s highest honor, which will be presented to him in March at the upcoming Force Commander’s Change of Command Ceremony. Director General Dibble also introduced Supporting State representatives to the Force Commander Designate, Brigadier General-Promotable Pavel Kolář from the Czech Republic and welcomed him to the MFO.