United Nations’ Security Council
Assessing the Future of Peacekeeping Operations
Designed to be one of the most important tools in the effort of achieving and maintaining international peace and security, the peacekeepers’ activity began under UN authority in 1948 with the deployment of an unarmed military observation team following the armistice between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Since then, the Blue Helmets have participated in 71 peace operations, 13 of which are still going on today.
75 years after their official creation under the UN Charter, the peacekeeping troops are at a high risk of becoming victims themselves, attacks targeting UN military camps becoming more and more frequent every year, mainly because they only have defensive rights. Because of that, military superpowers have become reticent when it comes to sending peacekeeping troops in a conflict zone in which the country is not involved, leaving the poorer states, but with larger population, or which are directly affected by the situation (such as India and Chad), deal with the problem by themselves.
This issue calls for immediate action, since it affects every international conflict, current or prospective. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Do you consider the actions of the P5 members justified, or are you seeking justice for less fortunate states? Either way, sign up to the Security Council to join us!
|Argentina||Kosovo (observer)||South Korea|
|Canada||Pakistan||The Red Cross (observer)|
|Egypt||People’s Republic of China||United Kingdom|
|France||Russian Federation||United States of America|