Connect with us
Advertise With Us

NEWS

42 Countries Endorse Un Peacekeeping Declaration: Spokesperson

Published

on

United Nations logo

A total of 42 countries have endorsed a UN peacekeeping declaration as part of the UN chief’s effort to renew political support for the world body’s peacekeeping operations, a UN spokesperson has said.

“Forty-two countries, including major troop and police contributors to UN Peacekeeping and Security Council members, have now endorsed the Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping,” said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson.

He thanked all the member states that have endorsed the document, identifying each of them by name.

He noted that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on all member states to join in endorsing the declaration before Sept. 14, ahead of the high-level event on action for peacekeeping on Sept. 25.

The event will showcase the past and current role of UN peacekeeping, reflect on the challenges, and help to revitalize global engagement for this unique multilateral tool.

On Aug. 16, the secretary-general sent the document for endorsement to the member states and relevant international and regional organisations.

Pakistan was the first country to endorse it, on the day after its issuance.

The document is part of Guterres’ Action for Peacekeeping initiative launched on March 28 aiming to renew political support for UN peacekeeping operations.

It spells out specific commitments that are vital to the operations’ success, for example to enhance their political impact and strengthen the protection they provide.

It is based on three months of consultations with all member states and relevant international and regional organisations and contains commitments by all the main stakeholders of peacekeeping, including Security Council members, troop, police and financial contributors to peacekeeping, host governments and regional and sub-regional organisations.

NAN reports that  Nigeria is the world’s 14th largest troops contributing nation to UN Peacekeeping operations, according to the latest data published by the UN peacekeeping.

According to UN data, Nigeria contributed a total of 2, 170 peacekeeping personnel in 2016.

It showed that as at Aug. 31, 2016, Nigeria had provided 403 policemen, 46 military experts and 1,721 troops, out of which 232 were females.

According to the data, the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping missions are Ethiopia with 8,326, India with 7,471 personnel and Pakistan which contributed 7,161.

Jamaica, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Latvia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, contributed the least with one each.

According to the report, Nigeria ranks eighth in Africa after Ethiopia, Burkina Faso – 3,036, Egypt – 2,889, Ghana – 2,972, Rwanda – 6,146, Senegal – 3,617 and Tanzania – 2,341.

Advertisement
Comments

MOST READ

POLITICS2 hours ago

We Must Face Governance Squarely – Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has stated that the senate has put aside party difference and is united for good governance...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

Presidency, PDP At Loggerheads Over $1bn ECA Security Fund

The presidency and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are back tothe trenches over the latter’s claim that the whereabouts...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

APC Insists On Fresh Inauguration Of Bauchi, Edo Assemblies

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted on the fresh inauguration of Bauchi and Edo State Houses of Assembly. The...

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
BUSINESS3 hours ago

N1.7trn Non-performing Loans Choking Banks – Experts

Concerns have been raised by stakeholders in the financial industry over the N1.67 trillion non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Nigerian...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

ICPC To Begin Crackdown On Varsities Over Fake NYSC Mobilisation

The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, yesterday, said the commission...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

Reps Seek Assent To Forensic Investigators Bill

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Chartered Institute...

BUSINESS3 hours ago

Gas, Power Push NNPC’s Trading Surplus To N6.33bn In May

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced a trading surplus of N6.33 billon for the month of May 2019,...

Advertisement

MOST POPULAR

%d bloggers like this: