Security Council takes stock of peacekeeping operations

Hardeep Singh Puri (right)

All actors involved in United Nations peacekeeping operations should have their views heard when decisions are made about peacekeeping mandates.

That's what the Security Council says in a statement adopted at a meeting it held on Friday to take stock of peacekeeping operations.

The statement reaffirms that under the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council has the primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security.

Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India is the president of the Security Council for the month of August.

"The Security Council stresses the need to improve the communication between the Security Council, Troop Contributing Countries and Police Contributing Countries and the Secretariat and other stakeholders to foster a spirit of partnership, cooperation, confidence and mutual trust and to ensure that the Security Council has the benefit of those serving in the field when making decisions about peacekeeping mandates.

At the start of the Security Council meeting on peacekeeping operations, the Council observed a minute of silence for the bombing of the United Nations compound in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday morning.

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