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Group Of Friends

Group Of Friends:

India, leading the Group of Friends (GOF) comprising 40 member states, convened a meeting to discuss strategies for strengthening legal frameworks against crimes targeting peacekeepers.

  • India launched a new database hosted on the Unite Aware platform to record crimes against peacekeepers and monitor accountability efforts.
  • The meeting underscores member states’ commitment, led by India, to uphold the safety and dignity of peacekeepers worldwide.
  • The GOF was launched by India in 2022 to promote accountability for crimes against the Blue Helmets during its presidency of the UN Security Council.
  • India, Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Morocco and Nepal are co-chairs of the GOF, which comprises 40 member states.