France: UNESCO-organized annual meeting on security management holds in France

Paris, France (PANA) - At the annual meeting of the UN Security Management Group (SMG), featuring seven heads of UN agencies and security focal points, in France, the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has underlined the need to continuously adapt security measures to the changing environment, saying the SMG members must engage in stronger Inter-Agency cooperation and information sharing.

“Our collective efforts are required to constantly improve security postures and to raise awareness among staff”, she said.  

In her capacity as UN Designated Official for Security in France, Bokova said building on the lessons learnt over the last two years, the SMG must agree on the need for streamlined communications in the event of security incidents. The group went on to discuss the Minimum Operating Security Standards that are mandatory for all UN office facilities worldwide.

The meeting was attended by heads of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Bank Group, and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

In future, SMG meetings will be held twice a year rather than once, in order to effectively strengthen contacts between all UN entities in France, UNESCO sources said.
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26 june 2017 18:16:47

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