French diplomat Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the undersecretary-General of UN for Peace Operations announced 8 challenges for the future operations and asked for necessary efforts to ensure peace operations remain in a positive state.

What is UN peacekeeping mission?

UN peacekeeping is the responsibility look after by the Department of Peace Operations which is a department of the UN, assigned with the role of planning, preparation, management, and the direction of United Nations peacekeeping operations.

UN peacekeeping missions in India

  • UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was active in 1949 during the Kashmir conflict.
  • UN India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM) was active in 1965-66 during the time of the Indo-Pakistani War.

What are the challenges?

  • Achieving short-term stability is not sufficient rather it should be focused on inclusive, responsive, and transformative futures for the people.
  • To reduce the inequality that has been emerged with the COVID-19 pandemic, more substantive, strategic integration with development and peacebuilding is needed.
  • Deepening of amalgamation within United Nations peacekeeping operations, among the civilians and uniformed components as well as with the country team in the nations with rising conflicts.
  • More focus needed for the safety and security of peacekeepers and for the improvement of peacekeeping operations.
  • Strengthening of strategic guidance and planning capacities with strong objectives by the adoption of new technologies.
  • Problems of gender inequality in the working sector.

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