Pakistan has warned that arbitrary cuts in peacekeeping funding risk diminishing effectiveness of U.N.’s flagship operations and jeopardizing the safety of peacekeepers. ‘Our objective should be to enhance capabilities. This cannot be achieved by reducing resources for peacekeeping,’ Aamir Khan, Pakistan’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, told the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, which deals with Special political and decolonization matters, on Wednesday.
‘Providing less but expecting more is not a workable model for any enterprise,’ he went on to say in the course of the Committee’s comprehensive review of U.N. peacekeeping operations, in which Pakistan is a leading participant. Noting that the past years have seen an enhanced focus on performance.—APP