UN peacekeeping needs improved technology to respond to crises

Unmanned/Unarmed Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti (file)

Peacekeeping missions need to have improved technology if they are to respond adequately to their mandates.

A new UN report makes 120 recommendations to help UN peacekeeping close the so-called "technology gap".

This includes the increased use of drones.

Assistant Secretary-General Jane Holl Lute is Chair of a panel of experts looking at how to improve the performance of UN peacekeeping operations.

Stephanie Coutrix began by asking her what prompted the need for such a report.

Duration: 4'51"

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