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Monday April 24th 2017

Peace keeping withing The UN

The United Nations is the biggest organization in the world with a number of important responsibilities to perform. There are approximately 193 countries of the world united under one roof working for the betterment of the world. The United Nations has its General Assembly consisting of all member countries. The president is elected through voting. The Headquarters of the United Nations is located in New York City, USA. The United Nations also has some permanent members who have the power of VETO over any resolution. It also has offices in 117 countries all over the world. The main objectives of the United Nation are to:

1. Eliminate poverty and hunger from the under developed countries.
2. Provide justice to all people on humanitarian grounds.
3. To improve the health of the all humans living in this world.
4. War against HIV/AIDS, malaria and other dangerous diseases like cancer etc.
5. To achieve peace through all means possible.

To achieve these goals the member countries agree to provide sufficient funds and man power to meet the objectives. In all sectors associated with the above stated objectives, efforts are made but satisfactory results have not been achieved; especially in fighting drought and conflict resolutions. Thus peace keeping missions can only perform their tasks assigned by the United Nations at restricted levels.
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A United Nation conference held in 2010 analyzed the progress of the United Nations Goals. The objective of achieving peace and the factors affecting the outcome were discussed in details. New guidelines have been drawn up and more effective measures to be adopted have been approved. The aim is to look at all the conflicts more passionately and involve all the players for finding permanent solutions. The United Nations is a powerful organization and can achieve its desired results. We hope that in coming years, the new plans are implemented and that peace is achieved worldwide.

Pakistan’s Role in Peace keeping Missions

The United Nations was established to bring peace to the war torn world. Today, peace keeping is one of the biggest and important tasks of the United Nations. In disturbed, post conflict, and war torn areas, the UN sends military and civilian personnel to monitor and observe peace processes and oversee the implementation of any agreements.

Pakistan became a UN member on 30 September, 1947 and since then Pakistan has always provided large scale assistance to the UN peace keeping missions. Pakistan is one of the top contributors of military personnel for the peace keeping missions of UN. The first Pakistani military contingent went to Congo for a peace keeping mission in 1960. The following is the list, consisting some of the important peace keeping missions, performed by Pakistan Armed Forces.
1960-1964 : United Nation’s mission in Congo
1962-1963 : Part of United Nation’s security force in New Guinea
1991-2003 : United Nation’s peace keeping mission in Iraq and Kuwait
1992-1995 : UN mission in Cambodia
1992-1996 : Part of United Nation Protection Forces in Bosnia
1995-1998 : In Haiti

Sierra Leone, Brundi, Congo and many more international conflicts have witnessed the presence of Pakistani troops in maintaining peace through the United Nations. Pakistani troops have on many occasions shown bravery and sacrifice and earned respect through their valor, courage and great service to the humanity. On average, at one time, more than ten thousand Pakistani troops perform UN duty all around the globe. Until now, close to 100 Pakistanis have given their lives while performing peace keeping duties.

Pakistan has always contributed whole heartedly whenever deputed with peace keeping missions by the United Nations. However, during the gulf war, Pakistan refused to be part of the UN peace force due to sensitivities of the conflict and expected negative reaction by the Pakistani population. Barring such examples, Pakistan has always been in the forefront in the community of nations, to achieve peace in the world.

The role of upeacebuilders is to offer training and education for those seeking a career in the task of enhancing peace in the world today. There are certain basic and more developed skills that are crucial in speeding up the effectiveness of our mission and these have been distilled into a range of courses.

United Nations & Peace Keeping

The international organization for peace keeping, The United Nations, was formed approximately 50 years ago. The main purpose of the establishment is to maintain peace in the world. Since its inception, the United Nations has aimed at helping to resolve various disputes among different countries.

Although the United Nations may not always seem to play its role in a true sense, we cannot ignore its importance. For instance, it has played important roles in many international disputes and cases such as :the civil war in Somalia, conflicts in Central America, Middle East, and Haiti, and many more. As the name suggests, the United Nations sends troops of member countries to the areas of conflict to lead neutral operations for the sake of establishing peace.

The United Nations also maintains checks and balances in nuclear power developed countries. The United nation plays its role in maintaining peace and restoration and rebuilding infrastructure after regional wars and conflicts which inflicted heavy damage and destruction.

Another achievement of the U.N. is that it has succeeded in making most countries agree on the treaty on nuclear nonproliferation. This means that nuclear technology-capable countries will not provide nuclear technology to non-nuclear countries. These treaties are known as CTBT and NPT. They bind the countries who have signed these agreements that any work in the fields of nuclear technology will be monitored by United Nations and the technology transfer shall only be for peaceful purposes.

The United Nations was created to achieve peace and harmony among the international community. However a few powers have hijacked the main aim of this organization and try to manipulate the UN for their own interests. Although this is to be expected, particularly when these smaller nations do not have the power of bigger members,  it something that the UN constantly works towards improving


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