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India delivers COVID-19 vaccines for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF) 

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  • March 30, 2021
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India delivers COVID-19 vaccines for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF) 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations 

In news

  • India delivered on its promise of 2,00,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF) worldwide, sending a shipment bound for Copenhagen.

Important value additions 

UN Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF) 

  • UN peacekeepers provide security and the political and peace building support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.
  • Principles: (1) Consent of the parties; (2) Impartiality; (3) Non-use of force except in self-defence and defence of the mandate
  • Present status: There are currently 12 UN peacekeeping operations deployed.

Do you know? 

  • For its services, UN Peacekeeping has also received the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • UN peacekeepers are often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets.

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