U.N. Peacekeeping is Vital - and so is its Reform

December 06, 2017 01:38:26
U.N. Peacekeeping is Vital - and so is its Reform
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U.N. Peacekeeping is Vital - and so is its Reform

Dec 06 2017 | 01:38:26

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Show Notes

United Nations peacekeeping operations are vital to global stability, with over 100,000 troops and police deployed to 15 missions, serving 125 million people across the world. But these missions lack sufficient numbers of well-trained troops and a sustainable political plan to resolve complex mandates. Additionally, several missions have been rocked by accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse. The U.N. leadership is pursuing reforms, which have been sought by successive U.S. administrations and members of Congress. How can the U.S. use its influence to ensure progress on reforms to make U.N. peacekeeping more effective, cost-efficient, and professional?

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