The First Israeli At The UN’s Peacekeeping Department

Two UN missions account for the majority of claims of sex abuse by peacekeepers: the MINUSCA force in the Central African Republic and MINUSCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but there were also cases in Ivory Coast and Mali

Ynetnews reports: For the past year and a half, an IDF officer with the rank of major has been quietly serving in the United Nations’ Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Manhattan.

The role makes the officer responsible for collecting information for UN forces deployed in war zones around the world that are participating in, among others, battling Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the war in Donbass, Ukraine.

Major Jonathan Conricus is the first Israeli officer to hold a position at the UN. He has served since November 2015, beating out officers from all over the world. The role is that of an evaluation officer, which relates to intelligence. Conricus is responsible for collecting relevant information for a number of UN forces and penning evaluations of risks in certain areas.

He is responsible for the area where MONUSCO is active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for fighting Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, for fighting al-Shabaab in Somalia, and for fighting between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

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