Pakistan asserts for more effective, result oriented UN Peacekeeping
July 12, 2019
NEW YORK (92 News) – At the United Nations, Pakistan stressed that more effective and result oriented Peacekeeping required greater triangular cooperation between the Security Council, the troop-contributing countries (TCCs) and the UN Secretariat. Addressing a Security Council debate on strengthening triangular cooperation in Peacekeeping, Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi said that effective communication and consultation among the three main stakeholders, the Security Council, Secretariat and the Troop and Police Contributing Countries was critical for effective peacekeeping. “Therefore, there is a real need to institutionalize triangular cooperation as a framework to engage troop and police-contributing countries and the Secretariat early in the process”, she stressed. Reminding the fifteen-member world body that it was during Pakistan’s Presidency of the Security Council in 2013 when the multidimensional nature of peacekeeping and its evolving role was recognized, the envoy maintained that without cooperation between key stakeholders involved in the peacekeeping process the international community could not expect to successfully deal with the multiple challenges it faced today. “Troop Contributing Countries”, Maleeha Lodhi underscored, “Are the UN’s eyes and ears on the ground. Their inputs are therefore invaluable for the Secretariat as well as the Security Council.” “With operating environments becoming ever more volatile, and with a chorus of demands for doing more with less, this three-way communication has assumed even greater significance”, she said.