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Military Adviser

General Birame Diop

The Office of Military Affairs is headed by the Military Adviser, a serving General at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, who is accountable to the Under-Secretary-General.

The Military Adviser is responsible for providing military advice to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and, when requested, through him or her to the Under-Secretaries-General for Political Affairs and Field Support, the Secretary-General and the Security Council. The Military Adviser also provides advice and support to heads of offices and divisions within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Department of Field Support, operations with military components led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and missions with military advisory functions led by the Department of Political Affairs.

The current Military Adviser is General Birame Diop