Overview of Deployment Decisions for Peace Support Deployments in the Middle East and Africa

Published: 15 Oct 2020

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents which supported Cabinet’s June 2020 decision to renew the mandates for New Zealand’s contribution to peace support deployments in the Middle East and Africa to September 2022.

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It comprises:

  • the Cabinet minute of decision: Overview of Deployment Decisions [ERS-20-MIN-0016]

  • the Cabinet paper: Overview of Deployment Decisions [ERS-20-SUB-0016].

This paper provided an overview to support three deployment proposals, which have also been published:

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