‘Pakistan takes pride in making UN peacekeeping successful,’ Says Munir Akram

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Feb, 2021. 10:28 am
Munir Akram

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Munir Akram has said that Islamabad takes pride for its contributions in making UN peacekeeping mission ‘successful.’

According to the details, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram was addressing the plenary meeting of special committee on Peacekeeping operations.

During his address, the envoy expressed the confidence that the world body will ensure vaccination of all peacekeepers against COVID-19 quickly and equitably. Munir Akram said all our peacekeepers are essential workers.

He commended the UN for maintaining the continuity of UN peacekeeping and preserving the safety of peacekeepers, during the devastating COVID 19 crisis.

The Permanent Representative said the UN peacekeeping is a success story and Pakistan takes pride in its contributions of two hundred thousand peacekeepers in 46 UN Missions.

Munir Akram said the UN peace keepers should be equipped with the best available capabilities including rapid reaction units, aviation, intelligence, hospitals, UAVs and satellite communications to ensure their safety and security.

Pakistan has a long history with UN peacekeeping, having been one of the largest contributors of troops and police for decades.

Pakistani women and men currently serve in seven UN operations, with the vast majority of them deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Darfur region of Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR).

According to UN, Pakistan is the fifth largest contributor of uniformed personnel to United Nations peacekeeping, with more than 6,000 men and women serving under the UN flag.

UN peacekeepers in the DRC are tasked with protecting civilians and facilitating humanitarian assistance.

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