Rwanda will host a Preparatory Meeting to the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference. The meeting will take place at Kigali Convention Centre from 29 to 30 August 2017. The preparatory meetings to be held in Bangladesh, Japan and Rwanda are set to prepare the ground for the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference due to take place in Vancouver, Canada from 14 to 15 November this year.

The preparatory meeting in Kigali will bring together more than 100 participants from UN Peacekeeping Operations Troops/Police Contributing Countries and Financial Contributing Countries.

Delegates will discuss “Protecting those at Risk” and “Early Warning and Rapid Deployment” as selected themes. The discussions will be centred on how strengthening performance accountability for Protection of Civilians (POC) and how the Kigali Principles enhance the protection of Civilian mandate. Delegates will also discuss Gender perspectives in Peacekeeping, Progress made on standing up a UN Rapid Deployment Capability among other topics.

The UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference has set out to improve international commitment to the Kigali Principles, identify concrete and innovative ways forward for improving performance on the protection of civilians mandates, and build on recent efforts to strengthen accountability for protection.

The 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Canada will build on the successes of the ones previously held in New York City, USA and London, United Kingdom to review current contributions by UN members, and more importantly, secure new pledges to meet the identified needs of UN peacekeeping operations.

src: Ministry of Defence MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

The Express News 



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