UN Peace Keeping Operations Current Affairs, GK & News

“Shared Destiny-2021” Defence Exercise

Militaries of China, Mongolia, Thailand and Pakistan are set to take part in a multinational peacekeeping exercise called “Shared Destiny-2021”. Key Points It will be organised by the People’s Liberation Army at the combined-arms tactical training base in central Henan province of China from September 6 to 15, 2021. This is the first multinational peacekeeping ..

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EAM announces rollout of ‘UNITE Aware’ tech

External Affairs Minister (EAM), S Jaishankar, announced the rollout of “UNITE Aware” tech to help protect UN peacekeepers. Key Points He made this announcement at th4 UN headquarters in New York while he was chairing UN security council open debate on “Technology and Peacekeeping”. He noted that, UN peacekeeping missions continue to operate in challenging ..

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India to Gift 2 lakh Covid Vaccine Doses to UN Peacekeepers

India will send 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca Vaccine) to the UN peacekeepers. on March 27, 2021 and then vaccines will be distributed to peacekeeping missions. Highlights Announcement to gift 200000 covid-19 doses to UN Peacekeepers was announced by External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, in February 2021. This decision was taken by considering that, ..

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November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Every year, the International Day for Preventing the exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is marked on November 6. The resolution to celebrate the day was passed in 2001. Need According to the United Nations Environment Programme, a least 40% of internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources in ..

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India and UN Peacekeeping Operations

The UN peacekeeping operations were established in 1948 as a means to maintain peace in conflict ridden areas.  The United Nations Charter enables the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to make decisions on running peacekeeping efforts. This article explains the role of UN peacekeeping forces with respect to India’s contribution. It also explains difficulties faced ..

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