UNSC adopts four resolutions due to coronavirus

UNSC adopts four resolutions due to coronavirus

UNSC adopts four resolutions due to coronavirus
UNSC first time Adopts 4 resolutions remotely; including “2518” on safety, security of peacekeepers

What and when?

  • On March 31, 2020

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted four resolutions
What are those resolutions?

  • Renewing the mandate for the Panel of Experts working with the 1718 Sanctions Committee for North Korea,
  • Maintaining the African Union-United Nations Mission Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) of its current troop and police ceilings
  • Extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM),
  • Improving safety and security of peacekeepers.

Note:
The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN which is crucial for the implementation of the “Action for Peace” initiative.

About UNSC:

  • Establishment– 1945
  • Headquarter– New York, United States (US)
  • Member Nations– 15 (Not India)

Highlights

  • For Improving safety and security of peacekeepers; first of its kind Resolution 2518 adopted
  • The resolution was sponsored by China and co-sponsored by 43 countries.

Areas covered under this resolution?
It covers areas such as training, health, technology, partnerships, including strengthening training system, improving health security and relief capabilities, requiring peacekeeping missions to strengthen communication with host countries and build mutual trust, improving the level of technology application, strengthening coordination mechanism arrangements, and supporting the African Union and other regional organizations’ capacity-building through partnerships.

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