Nepal has requested the UN that it should be given leadership positions, proportionate to its contributions, in the UN’s peacekeeping missions. The request was made to the United Nations Under-Secretary General, Hervé Ladsous, who also heads the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. He assured the Nepalese officials that the UN would positively respond to its request.
Nepal is currently participating in 13 of the total 16 missions led by the UNDPKO, including one political mission in Afghanistan. It ranks fifth among all countries whose police and troops are part of the mission and has been among the top ten contributors of uniformed personnel for more than a decade now. The country had complained that the UN was reluctant to give it top positions in the peacekeeping missions despite its huge contributions.