Collaboration, information sharing key to addressing peacekeeping issues

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The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) conducts a training exercise in riot control for its peacekeepers in Juba. UN File Photo/JC McIlwaine

The UN Security Council has issued a statement on the importance of greater collaboration on peacekeeping issues.

The statement took particular note of the lack of consultations on critical issues related to conduct and discipline in peace operations.

Veronica Reeves has more.

The Council's statement noted the "lack of effective dialogue" between the Security Council, troop- and police-contributing countries and the UN Secretariat, otherwise known as "triangular cooperation".

That lack of collaboration had "generated frustration on all sides" and had "undermined mandate implementation", according to the 15-member body.

Some of the key areas that required stronger collaboration extended beyond the issue of mandates however, with the Council making specific reference to safety, security, conduct and discipline, including allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.

The statement comes following the Secretary-General's pledge to urgently review recommendations made by an independent panel on allegations of abuse by troops in the Central African Republic. 

The troops were not under UN command.

Veronica Reeves, United Nations.

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