News-CRUX-10     4th December 2023        
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Context:  Raksha Rajya Mantri will pay an official visit to Accra, Ghana to attend the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting.

United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting

  • About: It is an important opportunity for Member States to come together in a collective effort to strengthen the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations and their impact on the communities they serve.
  • Aim: To address the security and operational challenges being faced by the UN peacekeepers and generate support for these missions deployed across the world.
  • Areas of Focus: Protection of civilians, strategic communications, safety and security, the mental health of peacekeepers, and women in peacekeeping.

  • United Nations Peacekeeping
  • Formation: 1945.
  • Aim: Helps countries (torn by conflict) to create the conditions for lasting peace.
  • Joint Effort: Between the Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Operational Support. 
  • Roles and Responsibilities: The United Nations Charter gives the United Nations Security Council the power and responsibility to take collective action to maintain international peace and security.
  • Financing: Collective responsibility of UN Member States. USA is the largest contributor followed by China and Japan.
  • UN peacekeepers includes: Military, police, civilians etc.
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