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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.

Dec 6, 2023

MFO Sinai pitches in to clean the environment

 

 

On December 4, 2023, MFO Sinai members undertook an all-hands clean-up activity at South Camp.

Nov 14, 2023

MFO Remembrance Events 2023

On November 11 and 12, 2023, MFO Sinai members participated in two solemn commemoration events at South and North Camp, to honor and remember the Fallen who gave their lives in service for their countries and in support of peace.

Oct 25, 2023

MFO Director General Visits the Czech Republic

 

On October 23, 2023, MFO Director General Elizabeth Dibble visited Prague and met with Lieutenant General Karl Řehka, Chief of Defense and his staff.

Oct 15, 2023

Latest 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.

Sep 27, 2023

Driving Skills Competition

 

Driving is an essential part of the MFO’s mission in Sinai. It enables us to transport equipment and personnel and to carry out daily tasks including Treaty-required observation duties.

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News & Media The MFO Celebrates International Women’s Day

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.

The day started with a refreshing swim in the Red Sea as the sun rose over the Sinai Peninsula. Then, later in the morning, MFO members gathered to listen as guest speakers shared their personal experiences and discussed important topics related to gender issues and how to bring about positive change. These panel discussions were followed by activities such as an obstacle course, a self-defense lesson, Zumba and yoga classes, and cultural activities which provided members with opportunities for personal growth and confidence-building.


The day finished on a high note with a dinner during which the MFO’s newly appointed Force Commander, Major General Pavel Kolář, highlighted the importance of International Women’s Day in raising awareness and calling for action to build a better world for all. The MFO’s Director General, Ms. Elizabeth L. Dibble, emphasized that equity was not a competition and highlighted the importance of working together and helping each other to achieve equality and equity.


Overall, it was a successful day full of learning and exchanging ideas while celebrating women from all around the world.