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Why do we need more women in peacekeeping operations?
Today women represent only 6% of UN peacekeepers. The Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, called on all troop contributing countries to increase this number to 15% by the end of the year.
Women peacekeepers can empower women in the host communities, strengthen the situational awareness of the mission by interacting with women in societies where women are prohibited from speaking to men, and assist female ex-combatants during the process of reintegration into civilian life.
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📷: Malaysian Peacekeepers of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UN Photo / Pasqual Gorriz)
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Head of #UN Field Support (DFS) Atul Khare met today with the Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti. He thanked the Italian Government for its support to UN peacekeeping and for hosting the Global Service Centre in Brindisi. They discussed the importance of environmental management of our missions and DFS efforts to further improve field support including supply chain management. The Minister expressed Italy's strong commitment to the United Nations and to UN peacekeeping. 🇮🇹️ ... See MoreSee Less