Pakistan Advocates for Enhanced UN Peacekeeping Capabilities Globally

Islamabad, In a significant push towards global peace and security, Pakistan has emphasized the need to strengthen the role and capacity of United Nations peacekeeping operations in conflict zones worldwide. This advocacy came from Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, during his speech at the Committee on Peacekeeping Operations in New York.

According to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Akram highlighted the essential contributions of UN peacekeeping missions in addressing and aiming to resolve the root causes of conflict and violence. He underscored Pakistan’s longstanding commitment to UN peacekeeping efforts, noting the country’s deployment of over 200,000 personnel to 47 missions in challenging conflict areas around the globe.

Akram raised concerns about the increasing attacks on UN peacekeepers, attributing the heightened risk to terrorists and criminal groups that pose unprecedented threats to their safety and security. He also pointed out the growing problem of misinformation and disinformation campaigns against UN Peacekeeping Missions and their personnel, which further endanger their operations.

The Pakistani envoy stressed the importance of maintaining a clear and distinct separation between peacekeeping and peace enforcement activities, ensuring that the UN’s peacekeeping efforts remain focused on their core principles of impartiality and non-engagement in hostilities.

Pakistan’s call for enhancing the capabilities of UN peacekeeping forces reflects its commitment to international peace and security, advocating for effective measures to protect those who serve in some of the world’s most volatile regions.

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