Indonesia committed to improving its peacekeepers' capacity building

Indonesia committed to improving its peacekeepers' capacity building

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The commitment to promote training and capacity building for peacekeepers is absolutely needed to support their mission mandate and ensure their safety
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia highlighted its commitment to improving training and capacity building for its one thousand peacekeepers during the 4th UN Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPM) meeting held virtually on Tuesday.

“The commitment to promote training and capacity building for peacekeepers is absolutely necessary to support their mission mandate and ensure their safety,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi noted in a written statement released on Wednesday. Marsudi stressed on the need for training and capacity building to support peacekeepers often assigned to tackle dangerous situations.

To this end, the minister underscored the significance of two aspects to support training and capacity building for peacekeepers.

The first aspect is that training and capacity building must be aligned with needs on the field, she stated.

“In the current pandemic situation, our peacekeepers have additional tasks. They must be able to support the country where they are assigned to handle the pandemic. In this regard, the knowledge of community health is indispensable,” she affirmed.

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The second area of focus is the significance of investment from all countries for innovative partnership, she stressed.

To this end, the Triangular Partnership Project (TPP) to take place in Indonesia in 2022 will be one of the country's contributions to the innovative partnership, she noted.

“Strengthening this innovative partnership is also needed to improve the capacity building of female peacekeepers, particularly in protecting civilians,” she emphasized.

Themed “Partnership in Training and Capacity Building,” the UNPM meeting, co-hosted by South Korea, brought together participants from over 50 countries.

UNPM is the largest international meeting that discusses a wide range of issues related to the UN peacekeeping mission.

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