Lead­er­ship Po­si­tions

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

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.

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