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  Kwartaalrapportage ISAF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
ISAF III is conducting its mission in conformity with the relevant provisions of the UN mandate and the Bonn Agreement.
ISAFs attention is thus focussed on close co-operation and co-ordination with the proper Afghan authorities on the one hand, and the relevant actors from the IC on the other.
ISAFs goal is to continue its active participation in working groups and committees, to contribute with advice and assistance to the respective Afghan authorities to the maximum extent possible, and within its means to foster security, safety and development at KIA.
www.mindef.nl:30280 /nieuws/parlement/brieven/020603_kwartaalrapportage_isaf.html   (3381 words)

 NATO in Aghanistan - Factsheet
ISAF supports the Government of Afghanistan in expanding its authority to the rest of the country, and in providing a safe and secure environment conducive to free and fair elections, the spread of the rule of law, and the reconstruction of the country.
The CIMIC objectives are to assist the Commander of ISAF in his effort to support the Government of Afghanistan in maintaining and expanding security throughout the country, to support stabilisation, reconstruction and nation-building activities, and to co-operate with the International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
ISAF was created in accordance with Agreements resulting form the Bonn Conference, December 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.
www.nato.int /issues/afghanistan/040628-factsheet.htm   (2198 words)

 International Security Assistance Force - ISAF 6
ISAF was established to assist the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) in maintaining security within the ISAF Area of Responsibility (AOR) so that GOA and UN personnel can operate in a secure environment.
ISAF is operated under the auspices of NATO with Joint Force Command Brunssum in charge of overall operations.
ISAF currently runs Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) projects throughout the city, focusing on assessment of the provision of basic human needs such as fresh water, electric, power, and shelter, and by improving the existing infrastructure destroyed by 23 years of conflict.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/oef_orbat_isaf6.htm   (426 words)

 NATO Topics - Afghanistan
ISAF’s role is to assist the Government in Afghanistan and the international community in maintaining security within the force’s area of operations.
ISAF supports the Afghan Transitional Authority in expanding its authority to the rest of the country, and in providing a safe and secure environment conducive to free and fair elections, the spread of the rule of law, and the reconstruction of the country.
ISAF was created in accordance with the Bonn Conference, in December 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.
www.nato.int /issues/afghanistan   (360 words)

 Impacts from ISAF Changes
I am not going to go through everything in the 1998 ISAF Annual Conference Report - you should read it - but will focus on what might affect the 505 class and 505 class racing, or might be of particular interest to 505 sailors.
Event organizers have asked ISAF that the events not be the fee collectors from the "Category C" big boats and the syndicates have asked for a yearly license so they are not unduly taxed at each event.
ISAF will allow a class to chose what they want and limit the degree as they see fit except the Olympic Classes must be Category "C".
www.int505.org /98isaf-changes.htm   (1322 words)

 Operation Fingal: Index
ISAF provided assistance to the Afghan authorities after an avalanche struck the Salang Tunnel in February.
In the aftermath of the earthquake which caused devastation in northern Afghanistan overnight 25/26 March, ISAF responded quickly to requests from the Afghan Interim Authority, dispatching a team of experts to help assess the situation.
Subsequently, ISAF transport aircraft were heavily involved in providing the delivery of initial emergency supplies, and medical personnel assisted with the reception of casualties evacuated from the area.
www.operations.mod.uk /fingal   (625 words)

ISAF will always endeavor to maintain the format and the championship principles of the Class.
While the letter is specifically addressed to Henderson and talks about ISAF the two attachments are general and concern all the sports governed by the IOC.
On August 27, 2002, IOC President Jacques Rogge sent ISAF president Henderson a letter, the subject of which was "Reduction in athlete quota and number of events" at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
www.mycstar.org /Archives/2003-ISAF/2003-ISAF.htm   (1296 words)

 NATO Takes over ISAF Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan
The experience of ISAF in Afghanistan is a very particular, unique experience of cooperation and defending peace for a country and a people that has gone through two and a half decades of oppression and violation of rights.
The reputation of ISAF in Afghanistan is so great that when the members of the constitutional commission went around the country to talk about the constitution with the people outside of Kabul, they were first asked if they could also have ISAF in their provinces.
ISAF 3 has also provided probably the strongest statement to date in terms of its determination to secure the Kabul environment in the face of adversity.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2003&m=August&x=20030811162617namfuaks0.498913&t=usinfo/wf-latest.html   (5017 words)

 ISAF Report
The ISAF Windsurfing Committee voted 7 / 2 in favour of retaining the Mistral OD as the Olympic equipment; the Chairman led the vote by raising his hand in favour of the One Design immediately.
This committee would then report to the ISAF Executive in February, who would forward a recommendation to the ISAF Council in May (the last possible chance for a decision to be made).
It was clearly apparent that ISAF Committee Members at all levels vote according to ‘national instruction’ and will not alter their vote or decision based on information presented to them during ISAF committee meetings.
www.formulawindsurfing.com /isaf1.htm   (1595 words)

 America's Cup vs ISAF, round 2
Henderson argues that ISAF must sit over the America's Cup - with its complex relationships between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as Trustee, Team New Zealand as defender, AC 2000 as event organiser and the New York YC as the challenger's representative - as an honest senate.
"ISAF is holding firm to the position that ISAF must ensure as much as we can that Fair Play prevails and that the International Judges and International Umpires, and therefore the integrity of the competition be adjudicated by ISAF appointed officials.
ISAF has little or nothing to do with the class rule of the America's Cup boats or their measurement and various dispute procedures leave the jury, in theory, with very little to do.
www.ybw.com /auto/newsdesk/19980809100418ywnews.html   (841 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Afghan President speaks on ISAF, appreciation
During the session Karzai praised the efforts of NATO, ISAF and coalition nations for contributing to Afghanistan's continued push toward democracy and freedom.
Mandated under chapter VII of the United Nations charter, ISAF was established in accordance with the Bonn Agreement of December 6, 2001.
The primary role of ISAF is to assist the Afghan Transitional Authority in providing a safe and secure environment in and around Kabul, Afghanistan.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/f99b1bf2a68d3243c1256f8900426ef8   (338 words)

 Terrorism - International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
Eighteen countries are contributing to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan sanctioned by the UN Security Council (UNSCR 1386) on Dec. 20, 2001: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.
The ISAF, which will work closely with the United Nations and the Afghan interim government, carries three principal tasks: 1) aid the interim government in developing national security structures; 2) assist the country's reconstruction; and 3) assist in developing and training future Afghan security forces.
The mission of the ISAF is currently limited to Kabul and its environs.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/isaf.cfm   (901 words)

 US SAILING Adopts ISAF Sailor's Classification Code   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During 2003, sailors may apply for an ISAF classification at any time, but in most cases there is no reason to do so right away as most classifications will be the same.
The ISAF code includes definitions of Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3 competitors and rules for transition between these groups that are very similar to those in the US SAILING code.
ISAF has made an investment in technology for the new system that permits fast and simple classification decisions in many cases.
www.americanyc.com /sailing/racing/ISAF03.html   (698 words)

 ISAF comes under bomb attack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While ISAF bases had been targeted by rocket and bomb attacks in the past, Friday’s bomb explosion was the first direct attack on one of its patrols since the force’s creation at the end of 2001.
ISAF generally has enjoyed good relations with local people and has contributed greatly to the capital's security through its work.
Both the aid community and the government of President Hamid Karzai have long called for ISAF’s mandate to be extended beyond the confines of the capital in an effort to improve security throughout the country, seen by many as a major obstacle to rebuilding the nation still reeling from two decades of war.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=32741   (378 words)

 Sailing World - Petersson, a New Skipper at ISAF's Helm
I want to involve everyone in the administration, everybody in the executive committee, and, as you might have heard, we are now talking about strategic planning, and I want to involve the whole council in that.
ISAF's events committee is focused on improving the Olympic format for media and spectators.
Yes, there's the financial part, but ISAF is 100 years old, and the money influence from Olympic sailing is less than 10 years old.
www.sailingworld.com /article.jsp?ID=37752&typeID=419&catID=0&exclude   (2256 words)

 ISAF: Photo Gallery - Kabul Airport
A speedy return of functionality at the airport was vital not just to allow the delivery and support of ISAF's personnel and equipment, but also to open up the delivery of a huge tonnage of humanitarian aid from around the world, and the resumption of civil air traffic.
Thousands of pilgrims were flown out to attend the Islamic Hajj in the spring, and the airport has been able to receive much vital aid, particularly in the aftermath of the earthquake at Nahrin in late March.
Although ISAF personnel continue to assist the Afghan authorities in operating the airport, the international community has not neglected the need to help train local staff to take over the key functions.
www.operations.mod.uk /fingal/photo_gallery_airport.htm   (370 words)

 Government.nl - Contribution to ISAF mission to be investigated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
NATO requires extra aircraft because the ISAF area of operation is to be expanded.
In addition, temporary reinforcements will be required later this year when the ISAF mission provides support for the local and parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
ISAF troops are helping the new Afghan administration to maintain security.
www.government.nl /actueel/nieuwsarchief/2005/02February/10/0-42-1_42-55163.jsp   (206 words)

 Turkey takes over ISAF command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"NATO has held the command of ISAF for the last two years and yesterday was the change of command from Eurocorps, which is a NATO Rapid Deployable Force, to the Rapid Deployable Corps in Istanbul," Karen Tissot van Patot, an ISAF spokeswoman, told IRIN from the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday.
ISAF is not a UN force, but is a coalition of the willing deployed under the authority of UN Security Council resolutions (1386, 1413, 1444 and 1510).
Meanwhile, the force, which was mainly operational in the capital and nine northern provinces, is set to expand its mission in the country, NATO defence ministers confirmed after an informal meeting in Nice, France, on 9-10 February.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=45551   (582 words)

 Afghan Foreign Minister Welcomes NATO leadership of ISAF
Abdullah, speaking at an August 11 press conference in Kabul, praised the ISAF mission on the occasion of its change of command from German and Dutch leadership to NATO.
ISAF remains under the mandate of the United Nations, but the alliance will be responsible for the planning and command of the peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan.
NATO's ISAF operation is under the overall command of the Allied Command Operations, run by the Joint Force Commander General Sir Jack Deverall of the British Army at NATO's Regional Headquarters Allied Forces North Europe (RHQ AFNORTH), according to news reports.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2003&m=August&x=20030811164743atarukp0.3036463&t=xarchives/xarchitem.html   (1868 words)

 ISAF Call Book for Match Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The ISAF Rule 42 Video is a valuable educational tool for judges, sailors and coaches alike.
These manuals are a learning tool for umpires starting their training while working towards qualification as IU, as well as for qualified IU's who want to keep their knowledge and techniques up to date and use the manuals as a reference document.
The ISAF National Training Scheme Manual draws on the experience of a number of Member National Authorities to demonstrate best practice in training.
www.isaf.com /menu.asp?MenuID=o028GBt54yNTiJmRt1H3WyGOCagHAOLB,HPRcBprr5FjYIfxKRtq3Pvcv   (467 words)

 Scuttlebutt News Center: The Q Factor - ISAF World Sailing Ranking System
ISAF was ignoring their own rules and giving the European Championships Grade 1, Q=1.5 status in addition to Hyeres, Spa and Kiel for a total of four events on the same continent.
Answer: ISAF is deferring the US SAILING submission claiming that it would be too expensive to make the changes in the computer code to study the ramifications.
While we are working on the rankings, demand that ISAF codify the rankings as a regulation so that submissions may be made in the future for orderly change.
www.sailingscuttlebutt.com /news/04/isafrankings   (1573 words)

 DND/CF : Backgrounder : Operation ATHENA: The Canadian Forces Participation in ISAF
ISAF is not a UN operation; on August 11, 2003, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) took over the mission.
ISAF was authorized by the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1386 on December 20, 2001, with a mandate to assist the Afghan Transitional Authority (ATA).
The Canadian government's overarching goal in contributing to ISAF is to prevent Afghanistan from relapsing into a failed state that provides a safe haven for terrorists and terrorist organizations.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=1228   (3539 words)

 ISAF International Judge's Opinion on Standing Downwind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The stated purpose was "to educate a group of Judges and Umpires with the goal of achieving a consistent and accurate approach to the policing of rule 42 worldwide." In order to attain consistency, a set of interpretations were developed prior to the conference.
An interpretation made under ISAF Regulation 31.4 has the status of an ISAF Case or a match or team racing ISAF Call, and must be applied by an International Judge or Umpire when the circumstances on the water are the same as stated in the interpretation.
In other words, ISAF officials are bound by the interpretations in the Case Book, the Call Books and the new Rule 42 Interpretations Booklet.
www.starclass.org /artman/publish/printer_55.shtml   (694 words)

 NATO to stay in Afghanistan as long as needed: ISAF
"The actual mandate of ISAF lasts until June 2004 according to the underlying political frame, which is the Bonn agreement, and NATO on the other hand is prepared to take over indefinitely as long as there will be a political need for ISAF," German Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Loebbering told reporters at a press conference.
Karzai and the United Nations have been repeatedly rebuffed in their call for ISAF to be extended to the provinces where security remains a problem.
From August 11 ISAF will be led by Lieutenant General Goetz Gliemeroth, chief of NATO's Joint Command Centre at Heidelberg, Germany, with Canadian Army Major General Andrew Leslie as his deputy.
www.spacewar.com /2003/030803141128.10h3mwpo.html   (451 words)

 Regulation 19 - ISAF Eligibility Rules - Resources - Yachte.com.au
When a national authority suspends a competitor’s ISAF eligibility under rule 19.4, it shall promptly report the suspension and reasons therefor to the ISAF.
The ISAF shall promptly report any suspension of a competitor’s eligibility, or of its revision or annulment by the ISAF Executive Committee, to all National Authorities, ISAF Class Associations, the Offshore Racing Committee and other ISAF affiliated organizations, which may also suspend eligibility for events held within their jurisdiction.
The current text of the regulation is available from the ISAF by mail, fax or e-mail (sail@isaf.co.uk).
www.yachte.com.au /resources/19.asp   (806 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Afghanistan: NATO Takes Over ISAF Command Amid Calls for Expansion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The change in command August 11 comes amid calls from international aid agencies, as well as the Afghan government, for ISAF’s geographic mandate to be expanded to include areas outside of Kabul province.
Robertson said it was a logical decision to allow NATO to command the ISAF because most of the troops come from NATO countries, or what he called "NATO partner countries." "All but four of the soldiers in ISAF came from NATO and NATO partner countries, he said.
Last week, the departing German commander of the ISAF, Lieutenant General Norbert van Heyst, issued an urgent call to the international community to deal with the security problems in the provinces beyond Kabul in the lead-up to Afghanistan’s planned June 2004 elections.
eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/pp081203.shtml   (1400 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is a multinational force authorised by the UN and led by NATO.
In addition to the UK's continued contribution to ISAF, 1,700 troops from 45 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines, were sent in 2002 to help with the continuing coalition efforts, through Operation Enduring Freedom, to pursue Al Qa'ida and Taliban remnants and prevent them establishing bases from which to mount attacks.
UNSCR 1510, adopted in October 2003, authorises ISAF to operate beyond Kabul in the form of Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRTs) and on temporary deployments.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1050510293847   (1074 words)

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