UN Security Council passes resolution on peacekeeping reform

21 Sep 2017

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted, on 20th September, a resolution urging higher efficiency of peacekeeping operations, including through a more thorough planning. The document was backed by all 15 countries.

The Council heard briefings from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the AU Commission and the former President of Timor Leste and Chair of the High Level Panel on the Review of Peace Operations (HIPPO), José Ramos-Hortaa. PM Hailemariam also made a statement, in his capacity as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, following the vote.

The draft resolution was tabled by Ethiopia and co-sponsored by all members of the Council. In addition, several non-members also co-sponsored demonstrating their commitment to strengthening UN Peacekeeping.

The seven-page document points to a need for a more thorough planning of peacekeeping missions, strengthening of their potentials as well as better training for their personnel. With that in view, the UN Security Council welcomed plans of Secretary General Antonio Guterres to prepare a plan for reforming the UN peacekeeping activity.

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