India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Ok Nagaraj Naidu, on Monday famous that regardless of the quite a few challenges to peacekeeping missions because of the pandemic, they’ve tailored and up to date their contingency plans to make sure the protection of their personnel and shield their capability to proceed essential operations, thereby persevering with to ship on their mandates.
“The Council also needs to recognise the sacrifices of our peacekeepers especially in tough mission settings where tours of duty were extended,” he stated on the UN Security Council briefing on ‘Maintenance of international peace and security: Follow-up on the implementation of resolution 2532’.
“We also need to put in place an inclusive system that will provide for early vaccination of our peacekeepers, humanitarian workers and other UN frontline workers and guarantee safe and secure access for humanitarian operations,” Naidu stated.
He stated the Council, as a precedence, should work in the direction of supporting initiatives that assure a secure and sustained restoration of economies in battle conditions, guarantee speedy and equitable distribution of vaccines and therapeutics among the many most-deprived populations in battle-ridden international locations.
“As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, the Council’s initiatives on combating COVID-19 should transcend conflict lines and contribute to global social cohesion,” he stated.
Naidu careworn that the Council must have a human-centric strategy to deal with the pandemic. “Lack of funding for emergency relief and the complications created by the pandemic have pushed some of the world’s neediest populations closer to famine conditions,” he stated.
He stated the donor neighborhood and civil society organisations ought to maintain mandatory assist and partnership through the disaster.
Naidu instructed the Council assembly that on the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, India responded to the Secretary General’s name and upgraded the medical amenities of UN peacekeeping missions in Goma within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Juba in South Sudan.