Group Of Friends : To Promote Accountability For Crimes Against Peacekeepers
India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Morocco and Nepal will co-chair the ‘Group of Friends’ to promote accountability for crimes against peacekeepers.
- India will soon launch a database that will record all crimes against the Blue Helmets
- Peacekeeping by the United Nations is a role held by the Department of Peace Operations as an “instrument developed by the organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace”
- Peace operations are also being conducted in an ambiguous and complex environment
- Today’s peacekeeper is not mandated to keep the peace but to take on robust mandates in extremely hostile conflict zones.
- The involvement of armed groups, terrorists and transnational organised crime has adversely impacted their operations,
- There have been scandals where the UN missions appear to have not done enough on corruption.
- UN military peacekeepers have not acted to protect civilians from violence, such as in South Sudan.
- UN Resolution 2589 calls upon the member states to take all appropriate measures against perpetrators of violence against UN personnel