India delivers COVID-19 vaccines for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
- 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.
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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.
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- 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.