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Mar 17, 2024

MFO Salutes its New Force Commander

Major General Michael Garraway of Australia assumed command of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai from Interim Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams of New Zealand, on 17 March 2024.

Mar 14, 2024

Recent visits to the MFO

Visits are a crucial element to understanding the MFO, our mission, and our role in promoting regional peace and stability. These visits result in productive dialogue with our Egyptian and Israeli colleagues, representatives of MFO Troop-Contributing and Donor States, and friends.

Mar 11, 2024

MFO Plenary Meeting, March 4, 2024

Representatives from twenty-one MFO Supporting States attended the plenary session of the MFO’s Annual Meeting in Rome on March 4, 2024, including delegations from Egypt, Israel, and the United States.

 

Mar 8, 2024

Thanking Our Women Peacekeepers and Celebrating IWD

The MFO thanks all its women peacekeepers, military and civilian, for their contributions to our mission and the critical role they play supporting peace and cooperation between Egypt and Israel. Our women peacekeepers excel in carrying out critical responsibilities at all levels throughout the MFO. Their work is fundamental to our success and an integral part of our achievements.

Mar 6, 2024

Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2024

The MFO is honored to announce that the Government of Japan has once again generously provided the MFO with supplemental project funding to ensure the safety of our personnel and the effectiveness of our mission.

 

Feb 22, 2024

Supporting States Visit - February 20, 2024

 

The MFO Interim 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.

Feb 16, 2024

COU Conducts its 1000th Verification Mission in the Sinai (V-1000)

 

From February 11 to 15, 2024, the MFO’s Civilian Observer Unit (COU) conducted its 1,000th verification mission (V-1000). This milestone highlights the MFO’s and the COU’s ongoing commitment to long-lasting peace in the region.

 

Feb 7, 2024

MFO Force Commander Designate – Major General Michael Garraway

 

The MFO is honored to announce that it has received Egypt’s and Israel’s approval to appoint Major General Michael Garraway from Australia as the MFO’s next Force Commander.

Dec 30, 2023

MG Williams recognized as Officer NZ Order of Merit

The MFO extends our warmest congratulations to our Interim Force Commander, Major General Williams, for being recognized as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by King Charles III.

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News & Media MFO recognizes the Outstanding Service of Germaine Elias

Jul 28, 2023

MFO recognizes the Outstanding Service of Germaine Elias

Mrs. Germaine (Gerry) Elias, retired from our Cairo Office at the end of June 2023 after 29 devoted years with the MFO. Her incredible service to peace throughout this time has not only left a lasting impact on the MFO, but also inspired her colleagues.

Gerry joined the MFO intent on making a difference and always excelled at her work. She started as a Procurement Assistant in 1994 and quickly became known for her diligent organizational skills. Subsequently, she worked tirelessly in various capacities and was deservedly promoted to Logistics and Procurement Specialist in December of 2010. Throughout, her dedication to the MFO's mission was evident in every aspect of her work.

 

Upon retirement, Gerry’s letter of service summarized her remarkable career with the MFO: “Germaine has served as a beacon of diversity and her tenure as one of the longest serving women in peacekeeping, has made her a role model for young women who wish to pursue the profession of peace. With over 29 years of selfless service, Cairo’s Procurement and Logistics Office has thrived with Germaine’s know-how and dedication.”

 

The MFO family is extremely grateful to Gerry for her many years of dedication and hard work and wishes her all the best.