Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicUN peacekeeping

Topic: UN peacekeeping

3 choices for India in Afghanistan – walking away is the easiest one but not the best

It is up to China to persuade Islamabad that Indian aid in Afghanistan will only help stabilise a country that could quickly wreak havoc within Pakistan itself.

Here’s why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happening

Peacekeeping operations have a long history of predatory sexual culture. And the UN’s database shows that abusers come from all continents.

‘They put coins in your hands to drop a baby in you’: The Haiti children abandoned by UN men

The UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti – the longest-running mission in the country – was originally mandated to assist Haitian institutions during political instability.

71 years on, it’s time to review the basis for UN peacekeeping

Across peacekeeping, there has been a concerted call for the UN to be more robust, willing to take proactive forceful measures in contexts where civilians may be at risk.

India voices concerns over UN’s delays in reimbursements, says its a genuine expectation

The United Nations owes many countries, including India, several billion dollars for providing peacekeeping troops & police on its missions.

At $38 million, India owed the most for UN peacekeeping operations

The UN Secretary General said arrears to troop- and police-contributing countries could increase to $588 million by June as the world body's financial health deteriorates.

Nikki Haley is a hard act to follow at the UN

Nikki Haley leaves with her reputation not just intact but burnished. The same cannot be said of Trump’s other departed top-level appointees.

As China’s influence in UN peacekeeping grows, is India doing enough?

India may have to take a fresh approach if it wants a seat at the UN high table, because China now has a larger...

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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