Voice Cyprus News

UN chief urges reshaping of peacekeeping operations


United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is keen on reforming the way the global body operates in conflict-ridden zones. The former Portuguese PM highlighted “new potential domains of conflict and weapons of war.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday highlighted serious “limitations” to the global body’s peacekeeping operations.

Guterres therefore called for a “serious, broad-based reflection” on reforming the UN’s way of bringing about and maintaining peace.

Last year saw the highest number of conflict-related deaths in almost three decades, according to the UN.

And with no end in sight to ongoing conflicts, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the civil war in Myanmar, as well terrorist insurgencies raging across more than a dozen African countries, Guterres said the UN’s task was getting more and more difficult, particularly with the nuclear threat re-emerging.

“New potential domains of conflict and weapons of war are creating new ways in which humanity can annihilate itself,” Guterres said.

Agenda for change

Presenting his most recent policy brief, entitled the “New Agenda for Peace,” Guterres cited “longstanding unresolved conflicts, driven by complex domestic, geopolitical and transnational factors” as well as a “persistent mismatch between mandates and resources.”

“Peacekeeping operations cannot succeed when there is no peace to keep,” he added.

They also cannot achieve their objectives, “without clear, prioritized and realistic mandates from the Security Council, centered on political solutions.”

As a result, the former Portuguese prime minister called for a, “serious, broad-based reflection on the future of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, with a view to moving towards nimble, adaptable models with appropriate exit strategies in place.”

(Source: DW)

Related Posts
Putin promises to back North Korea in its position with the US

On Tuesday, as Vladimir Putin travelled to the nuclear-armed nation of North Korea for the first time in twenty-four years, Read more

Outdated rules for housing aid for refugees result in 25% of applications being denied

The House refugee committee heard testimony on Tuesday that the Displaced Persons Care and Rehabilitation Service rejects one-fourth of its Read more

Related posts

Centre for disabled has turned into ruins!

143 kg of meat seized at Metehan checkpoint!

Weather forecast (13th Sep, 2023)

Voice İnternational

Daily currency exchange rates (July 10, 2023)

CTP calls for prosecutor and police to speedily act against bribery allegations!

Voice İnternational

Sheep flock to Madrid’s streets on ancient herding route

Voice İnternational