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Indian troops in peacekeeping mission in South Sudan awarded UN medal

  • Published
    9th Oct, 2021

GS-II: International Institutions

  • Important International Institutions
Context

A total of 836 troops from the Indian Army serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan were recently awarded the United Nations medal for their services to ensure durable peace in the world’s youngest country.

Prelims question:

Which of the following statement(s) regarding UN Peacekeeping is/are correct?

  1. UN peacekeepers provide security and the political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.
  2. The UN Charter gives the General Assembly primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
  3. UN peacekeeping operations are not an enforcement tool and thus cannot use force under any circumstances.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

UN peacekeeping has had a limited impact in bringing peace to war-torn countries. Critically analyse. (150 words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a brief overview of UN peacekeeping, its role and history
  • Enumerate the successes of UN peacekeeping missions.
  • Enumerate the missions and aspects where UN peacekeeping has had a limited impact
  • Way Forward and Conclusion

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