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Jakarta Post

Increasing peacekeeping role via technology

  • Fitriani

    Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12, 2019   /  02:22 pm
Increasing peacekeeping role via technology Members of the National Police’s Garuda Bhayangkara task force are inducted in a ceremony at the police training center in Bogor, West Java. The ceremony marks their deployment to United Nations peacekeeping missions abroad. (The Jakarta Post/PJ Leo)

We are reaching the closing of 2019, the deadline for Indonesia’s “Vision 4,000 Peacekeepers” that the government set in 2015 to contribute to the United Nations mission. Questions have been raised over whether the country has achieved sending 4,000 peacekeepers in a given time for UN deployments. The answer, for people that read the fine print of the Vision, is yes. Indonesia has surpassed its peacekeeping contribution goal, but not per se the number of peacekeepers deployed. This is because, based on data from the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping in July, Indonesia deployed 2,790 peacekeeping personnel, lower than the deployment last November when the country stationed 3,545 personnel across UN missions. The real goal of the Vision is to place Indonesia in the top 10 countries contributing personnel to the UN, and this has been achieved since February 2016. ...

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