18 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
Prelims and Mains focus: About UNMISS; India’s contribution in UN peacekeeping operations
News: Fifty Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building durable peace in the conflict-ridden country.
Contribution of Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan
Following the crisis which broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, the Security Council reinforced UNMISS and reprioritized its mandate towards the protection of civilians, human rights monitoring, and support for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and for the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement.
What is peacekeeping?
UN Peacekeeping is guided by three basic principles:
Source: Indian Express
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