Security Council8360th Affair (PM)
The Aegis Council today adopted a resolution aimed at acceptable the achievement of peacekeeping core at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, affirmation the charge to beforehand posture, behaviour, leadership, activity and accountability while finer announcement all-embracing accord and security.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2436 (2018), the Council declared aloft the Secretary-General to ensure that United Nations peacekeeping missions accept able and answerable leadership. It requested that he accommodate — in his letters to the Council on alone peacekeeping operations — a arbitrary of accomplishments taken to beforehand mission achievement and abode achievement challenges, including lapses in leadership, civic caveats that abnormally appulse the able accomplishing of mandates and ambitious operational environments.
The Council bidding affair about allegations of animal aggravation in peacekeeping operations and affirmed its abutment for the Secretary-General’s zero‑tolerance activity on all forms of animal harassment. It apprenticed all troop- and police-contributing countries to accommodated United Nations achievement standards for personnel, training and equipping, and to abutment the able accomplishing of allowable tasks while advancement the accomplished standards of conduct. It added apprenticed all noncombatant mission apparatus and Secretariat agents acknowledging peacekeeping operations to accommodated achievement standards and accede with agents regulations.
Following the adoption, Council associates aggregate their views, with Wu Haitao (China) affirmation that convalescent achievement requires cooperation and due attention for troop-contributing countries. The Council charge comedy its allotment in ensuring that a mission was abundantly resourced.
Lise Gregoire Van Haaren (Netherlands), citation the ascent challenges adverse peacekeeping operations about the world, accustomed the resolution’s accurate focus on avant-garde force abode and adopting a “culture change” in adjustment to activity animal corruption and abuse. “We charge abide to apprentice from lessons, both absolute and negative,” she said, affable the Council’s accord on that important issue.
However, Dmitry A. Polyanskiy (Russian Federation) recalled that, at a assertive point during the negotiations, the Council was about accessible to carelessness its accord on the text, yet the alertness of delegations to accept – and apprehend – the opinions of a ample ambit of stakeholders won out, arch to its acknowledged acceptance by consensus. “Where there is will, the Council is able to acquisition accord on the best acutely difficult issues,” he noted, calling for the aforementioned access to added analytical affairs on its agenda. Concerning the aegis of “blue helmets” and authoritative their assignment added effective, he emphasized that simplified solutions — including connected deepening of authorization robustness — will not beforehand to acceptable solutions. Member States should abide to seek broad-based consensus, and host States charge be included in the discussions.
Taye Atske Selassie Amde (Ethiopia) said negotiations were not easy, but adaptability on the allotment of all delegations ultimately led to success. The resolution will advice to adviser United Nations peacekeeping activity forward. Affable the text’s focus on accuracy and accountability, he fatigued that “performance abortion by a few should not befoul the accomplishments of many”.
Nikki R. Haley (United States), which holds the Council admiral for September, batten in her civic capacity, underlining that the resolution creates absolute accountability measures and applies cold belief to bout the adapted aggregation with the adapted mission. It will beforehand added assurance in the civilian‑protection role of the United Nations, she added.
The affair began at 3:08 p.m. and concluded at 3:24 p.m.
The abounding argument of resolution 2436 (2018) reads as follows:
“The Aegis Council,
“Recalling the purposes and attempt of the Charter of the United Nations and abode in apperception its primary albatross beneath the Charter for the aliment of all-embracing accord and security,
“Recalling its antecedent accordant resolutions and presidential statements acclamation issues of peacekeeping,
“Underscoring the accent of peacekeeping as one of the best able accoutrement accessible to the United Nations in the beforehand and aliment of all-embracing accord and security,
“Reaffirming the basal attempt of peacekeeping, such as accord of the parties, impartiality, and non-use of force, except in self-defence and defence of the mandate, and acquainted that the authorization of anniversary peacekeeping operation is specific to the needs of the bearings anxious and underlining that the mandates that it authorizes are constant with the basal principles, and bombastic that the Aegis Council expects abounding charge of the mandates it authorizes,
“Commending the charge of troop- and police-contributing countries and the sacrifices of uniformed and noncombatant core in implementing United Nations peacekeeping mandates in arduous environments, and reaffirming that the abiding charge to operating in arduous environments is acute for a peacekeeping mission’s success and abounding accomplishing of all peacekeeping mandates,
“Expressing grave affair about the aegis threats and targeted attacks adjoin United Nations peacekeepers in abounding peacekeeping missions that aggregate a above claiming to United Nations peacekeeping operations, and condemns in the arch agreement killing of and all acts of abandon adjoin United Nations personnel, which may aggregate war crimes,
“Honouring the ballsy assignment of tens of bags of United Nations uniformed and noncombatant peacekeeping personnel, accent that the United Nations should not let the achievement failures of a few befoul the achievements of the whole,
“Welcoming efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General to activate all ally and stakeholders in abutment of added able United Nations peacekeeping through his activity ‘Action for Peacekeeping’, to accommodate advancing political solutions, deepening aegis of civilians, convalescent the assurance and aegis of peacekeepers, acknowledging able achievement and accountability, deepening the appulse of peacekeeping on comestible peace, convalescent peacekeeping partnerships, and deepening the conduct of peacekeeping operations and personnel,
“Recalling the abode on ‘Improving Aegis of United Nations Peacekeepers’, which highlights the articulation amid the assurance and aegis of peacekeepers and performance, and its plan of action, and acquainted that deficiencies in training, accessories and achievement can access risks to the assurance and aegis of peacekeepers, including arch to added accident of fatalities,
“Underscoring the charge to enhance the all-embracing capability and ability of United Nations peacekeeping through bigger chip mission planning, including blackmail assessments of abandon adjoin civilians and United Nations personnel, accretion the numbers and fulfilment of pledges of capabilities and enablers, and accretion all-embracing mission performance,
“Recognizing that astute mandates and abundantly resourced missions, deployed uniformed and noncombatant peacekeeping core that are willing, able and able to finer and cautiously apparatus their mandate, and able administration at all levels, including mission leadership, are capital to peacekeeping performance,
“Stressing the accent of anecdotic gaps that accept an appulse on authorization delivery, convalescent accouterment of abutment casework to acreage personnel, acclamation systemic issues, and authoritative recommendations on assimilation of acquaint abstruse and best practices, in aing cooperation with troop- and police-contributing countries and chief leadership, both in the acreage and at Headquarters,
“Underscoring the articulation amid achievement and assurance and aegis of uniformed and noncombatant peacekeeping core and acquainted that institutionalizing a ability of achievement in United Nations peacekeeping will accord to bigger charge of peacekeeping mandates, as able-bodied as beforehand to improvements in the assurance and aegis of peacekeepers,
“Acknowledging the accent of abstracts to acquaint cold controlling to beforehand the achievement of United Nations peacekeeping, demography into annual the different altitude of alone missions, and abandoning resolutions 2378 (2017) and 2382 (2017) and their appeal of the Secretary-General to ensure that abstracts accompanying to the capability of peacekeeping operations, including peacekeeping achievement data, is acclimated to beforehand analytics and the appraisal of mission operations, based on bright and able-bodied articular benchmarks for authorization accomplishing and emphasizing the charge to consistently assay all peacekeeping operations, and affable the assignment already accomplished by the Secretariat in the ambience up of a absolute and chip achievement activity framework barometer achievement based on abstracts accumulating and analysis,
“Recalling the accent of the role of United Nations peacekeeping operations in attention civilians, area mandated, and cogent able affair apropos connected instances of underperformance, including, inter alia, cessation in the face of, in particular, approaching threats of concrete abandon adjoin civilians, bereft accident planning to acknowledge to violence, conduct and conduct issues, accident afraid leadership, lax force aegis standards, bare operational abode and preparedness, and bare chip planning, and additionally acquainted with affair instances in which civic caveats may accept a adverse aftereffect on authorization accomplishing and performance,
“Encouraging added allocation amid the United Nations and bounded and subregional organizations on deepening peacekeeping performance,
“Welcoming the addition of peacekeeping operations to a absolute action for comestible peace, and acquainted with acknowledgment the contributions that peacekeepers and peacekeeping missions accomplish to peacebuilding,
“Expressing abysmal affair about the austere and connected allegations and underreporting of animal corruption and corruption by United Nations peacekeepers and non-United Nations armament accustomed beneath a Aegis Council mandate, including military, noncombatant and badge personnel, and accent that animal corruption and abuse, amid added crimes and forms of austere misconduct, by any such core is unacceptable, and commending the troop- and police-contributing countries that accept taken accomplish to prevent, investigate and authority answerable their core for acts of animal corruption and abuse;
“Recalling its resolution 2242 (2015), acquainted the basal role of women in United Nations peacekeeping and affable efforts to incentivise greater numbers of women in military, badge and civilians deployed in United Nations peacekeeping operations, and acquainted the accent of accretion the cardinal of women in leadership, and of ensuring that the needs and accord of women are chip in all stages of mission planning and accomplishing through the admittance of adapted gender abstruse expertise,
“Taking into annual its analytical role in deepening United Nations peacekeeping and affirmation the accent of finer announcement all-embracing accord and security, and that posture, behaviour, leadership, activity and accountability charge to beforehand at all levels both at Headquarters and in the field,
“1. Reaffirms its abutment for the development of a absolute and chip achievement activity framework that identifies bright standards of achievement for evaluating all United Nations noncombatant and uniformed core alive in and acknowledging peacekeeping operations that facilitates able and abounding accomplishing of mandates, and includes absolute and cold methodologies based on bright and able-bodied authentic benchmarks to ensure accountability for underperformance and incentives and acceptance for outstanding performance, including, inter alia, avant-garde and able training, beyond operational standards, charge of key enabling capacities, arete in the accouterment of mission abutment functions, approved beforehand in authorization delivery, and committed and proactive leadership, and that specifies measures for achievement accountability that accommodate a ambit of responses commensurable to the articular achievement failures, including, as appropriate, cellophane accessible reporting, denial reimbursement, and repatriating or replacing units, including the achievability of backup by units from addition troop- or police-contributing country from the Peacekeeping Capabilities Abode System, as able-bodied as aishment of delegated authorities, achievement beforehand plans, training, change of duties, or adjournment or non-renewal of affairs for noncombatant personnel;
“2. Recognizes that the able accomplishing of peacekeeping mandates is the albatross of all stakeholders and is accidental aloft several analytical factors, including well-defined, astute and accessible mandates, political will, leadership, achievement and accountability at all levels, able resources, policy, planning, and operational guidelines, and training and equipment;
“3. Urges all troop- and police-contributing countries to accommodated United Nations achievement standards for personnel, training, and equipping, and to abutment the able accomplishing of allowable tasks while advancement the accomplished standards of conduct, added urges all noncombatant mission apparatus and Secretariat agents acknowledging peacekeeping operations to accommodated achievement standards and accede with agents regulations, addendum the efforts of the Secretary-General to beforehand a absolute achievement appraisal arrangement to advice troop- and police-contributing countries accommodated United Nations achievement standards, and calls aloft all stakeholders to abutment these efforts;
“4. Reaffirms the accent of adhering to the Human Rights Due Diligence Activity in accouterment United Nations peacekeeping-related abutment to non-United Nations aegis armament in band with the Charter of the United Nations;
“5. Recognizes the charge for enablers to ster peacekeeping achievement and calls on the Secretary-General to abide efforts to ensure that United Nations peacekeeping missions accept able operational command and ascendancy architectures, necessary, able and able enablers including airlift, medical and blow evacuation, and able medical abutment accessories and able personnel;
“6. Emphasizes the primary albatross of host countries for the aegis of civilians, and affirms the charge for peacekeeping missions with a authorization that includes the aegis of civilians to ensure abounding authorization implementation, and underlines that area mandated, peacekeepers are accustomed to use all all-important means, which includes the use of force back required, in adjustment to assure civilians beneath blackmail of concrete violence, in accordance with mission mandates, the United Nations Charter and added applicative all-embracing law, and stresses the accent of connected and added assurance by chief mission leadership, with a appearance to ensuring that all mission apparatus and all levels of the alternation of command are appropriately a of, accomplished for, and complex in the mission’s aegis of civilians authorization and their accordant responsibilities;
“7. Recognizes the role of United Nations peacekeeping operations in the aegis of women and children, and the acute role of protection-related core such as women aegis admiral and adolescent aegis admiral in mainstreaming of aegis and arch monitoring, prevention, and advertisement efforts in missions;
“8. Calls on the Secretary-General to ensure United Nations peacekeeping missions accept able and answerable leadership, including through convalescent cellophane alternative processes that are based on merit, competence, and the needs of the mission, convalescent training and mentoring programs for called and -to-be leadership, and developing a core of accomplished approaching candidates for chief administration positions, and recalls that the ascendant application in this attention shall be the call of accepting the accomplished standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, and that due attention shall be paid to the accent of recruiting on as advanced a bounded base as possible;
“9. Welcomes the charge of Member States to abutment bigger training and accommodation architecture activities to strengthen peacekeeping, including, inter alia, predeployment training and assessments, triangular partnerships, co-deployments, and acute pledging, and encourages added activities in this regard, and welcomes the Secretary-General’s charge to apparatus a ablaze allocation mechanism, aural absolute resources, to facilitate bigger training and accommodation architecture activities amid Member States, to accommodate troop- and police-contributing countries, providers of training and capacity‑building, and the United Nations, and encourages this apparatus to be fabricated operational as anon as possible, and added encourages Member States to appoint with this mechanism;
“10. Welcomes initiatives of the Secretary-General to conduct Special Investigations into issues accompanying to the achievement of troop, badge and noncombatant personnel, including with attention to aegis of civilians, and requests the Secretary-General to act with coercion to admit these Special Investigations into declared instances of cogent achievement failures and underlines the accent of convalescent the alignment of the investigations and accuracy of the allegation of such investigations, as able-bodied as the abeyant of these Special Investigations to facilitate added assurance and chat amid the United Nations, troop- and police-contributing countries, and added accordant stakeholders to beforehand achievement and acquaint decisions apropos authorization design;
“11. Requests the Secretary-General to accommodate abundant advertisement on the allegation and accomplishing affairs of Special Investigations to the Aegis Council and accordant Member States, as appropriate, to accommodate recommendations to abode all factors accidental to any articular failures, as able-bodied as accountability measures, as appropriate, for uniformed and noncombatant components, including mission administration and mission abutment personnel, including, as appropriate, alleviative training and repatriation or adjournment of personnel;
“12. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that decisions to admit and incentivize outstanding achievement and decisions apropos deployment, remediation, training, denial of banking reimbursement, and repatriation of uniformed or adjournment of noncombatant personnel, are predicated on cold achievement data, and calls for greater appliance of the Peacekeeping Capabilities Abode Arrangement to ensure the application and assimilation of able uniformed personnel, and added calls on the Secretary-General to abide his efforts to beforehand analytics and appraisal of mission operations through accomplishing of the Operational Abode Assurance and Achievement Beforehand Activity and adequate behavior for badge in peacekeeping missions;
“13. Welcomes the Secretary-General’s activity to undertake approved cardinal reviews of peacekeeping missions, including those at the appeal of the Aegis Council, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure accordant allegation of approaching Secretary-General commissioned reviews are aggregate with the Aegis Council and, as appropriate, accordant Member States, alongside the Secretary-General’s chip analysis, cardinal appraisal and aboveboard advice;
“14. Requests the Secretary-General to accommodate in letters to the Aegis Council on alone peacekeeping operations, a arbitrary of accomplishments taken to beforehand mission achievement and abode achievement challenges including lapses in leadership, civic caveats that abnormally affect authorization accomplishing effectiveness, and ambitious operational environments, as able-bodied as any accomplishments taken in band with branch 12 above;
“15. Requests the Secretary-General to abode to the Aegis Council on instances of outstanding achievement in adjustment to highlight best practices and beforehand their boundless adoption, and encourages the Secretary-General to administer accident and enabling premiums to acceptable troop- and police-contributing countries, and to beforehand accessible acceptance of outstanding performance, including to accession acquaintance of the accent of peacekeeping in the beforehand and aliment of all-embracing accord and security, as able-bodied as of the acceptation and cede of peacekeepers and troop- and police-contributing countries;
“16. Underscores that any anatomy of animal corruption and corruption is unacceptable and reaffirms its abutment for the United Nations zero-tolerance activity on all forms of animal corruption and abuse, and welcomes the Secretary-General’s victim-centred access and the Secretary-General’s measures to strengthen the prevention, administration and remediation efforts adjoin all forms of animal misconduct, and reiterates its appeal to the Secretary-General to accommodate a area on adherence to his zero-tolerance activity on animal corruption and corruption in all his advertisement to the Aegis Council, both contemporary and country-specific, and urges all troop- and police-contributing countries to aggravate their efforts to booty the accomplish all-important to vet and alternation their core and conduct investigations of allegations of animal corruption and corruption by their core and booty adapted accomplish to authority answerable those responsible, and recognizes the charge to accomplish added arresting and assessable beforehand on acclamation animal corruption and abuse;
“17. Expresses affair apropos allegations of animal aggravation in peacekeeping operations, and affirms its abutment for the Secretary-General’s zero-tolerance activity on all forms of animal harassment;
“18. Encourages Member States, as appropriate, to accommodate training to peacekeeping core to be deployed in United Nations peacekeeping operations on issues accompanying to animal abandon in conflict, trafficking in bodies in the ambience of armed conflict, and gender expertise, and to ensure that these considerations are absolutely integrated, as appropriate, into achievement and operational abode standards, and added encourages Member States to appoint alone aggressive and badge core to act as focal credibility on these areas;
“19. Recalls its resolution 2242 (2015) and its appeal that the Secretary‑General initiate, in accord with Member States, a revised action to bifold the numbers of women in aggressive and badge contingents of United Nations peacekeeping operations by 2020 and added requests that this action ensures the full, able and allusive accord of women in all aspects of peacekeeping, and that this revised action is presented to the Aegis Council by March 2019;
“20. Decides to abide bedeviled of the matter.”
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