Monday, January 27, 2020
News

No substitute for professional competence: India calls for making UN peacekeepers' selection more stringent

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New York | December 7, 2019 12:11:28 PM IST
India on Friday underscored the need for making the selection of United Nations peacekeepers more stringent and suggested a series of measures in this regard to make the process more effective.

Speaking at a high-level event which deliberated on improving peacekeeping performance, India's Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin, said that while India believes that broad participation in peacekeeping is important to enhance global solidarity, "there can be no substitute for the professional competence of those engaged in all aspects of this global enterprise."

In his address, Akbaruddin highlighted the need for minimum operational standards as a benchmark that all contingents should meet when deployed.

"The guidelines require that the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (PCRS) should be the sole mechanism for the selection of a military or police unit for deployment. The four distinct levels (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Rapid Deployment Level (RDL)) are meant to indicate a natural progression of readiness for deployment. Diversity in terms of deployment needs is understandable, and some variations are inevitable," Akbaruddin said.

"However, choices and selections need to be made from within the same spectrum of options. Those not part of the PCRS is best avoided. Similarly, preference of units from Level 1 of the PCRS for deployment, when units at Level 3 and RDL are available, undermines due diligence of the states involved in updating their contributions to higher levels," he added.

India was one of the sponsors at the event along with the US, Portugal, Senegal, Uruguay and Vietnam. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
EU lawmakers intending to move draft res...
Indian Americans celebrate Republic Day ...
Commons ex-speaker now part-time prof...
Japan offers assistance to Pak for prese...
5 rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad...
William gets new role from Queen...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
'Focus on job': Fin Min adviser snubbed ...
New waste management system, sewage trea...
Bhim Army chief held on way to public me...
Massive protests held at Delhi's Azad Ma...
11 Punjab police officers honoured with ...
Hindu, Muslim students tie rakhis at ant...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in Ca... 
NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in Ca... 
Indian Americans celebrate Republic... 
Kobe Bryant reportedly dead in Cali... 
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his ... 
Billie Eilish stuns in a green and ... 
BJP-Congress clash continues over B... 
'Malang' is a cool film: Kunal Kemm...