Saturday, September 12, 2015

Peacekeeper discipline: new ideas floated

The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations has announced that it will suspend the pay of troop contingent members charged with misconduct. It has also proposed an R&R program to give personnel a breather during deployments. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is reported by The New York Times to have said that "he intended to name those countries that do not take action or are unresponsive to [UN] requests for information [about the disposition of misconduct allegations], but only after consulting with their national authorities."

Editor's impression: The UN is not yet on top of this issue. Wouldn't it be swell if the SG and the head of DPKO were to appear simultaneously with the High Commissioner for Human Rights to address the problem?

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