150 Indian peacekeepers serving with UN’s South Sudan Mission get medals of honour

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A total of 150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have received medals of honour for their dedicated service and sacrifice.

Key Facts:

  • The medals were given to the 150 Indian peacekeepers serving in UNMISS in Malakal during a ceremony filled with parades and performances by a piped band.
  • The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is the newest United Nations peacekeeping mission for the recently independent South Sudan, which became independent on 9 July 2011.
  • UNMISS was established on 8 July 2011 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1996.
  • The Security Council determined that the situation faced by South Sudan continued to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region and established the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) to consolidate peace and security and to help establish conditions for development.

Probable Question:

Q.Which of the following is/are the objectives of  UNMISS Mandate

A.Support for peace consolidation and thereby fostering longer-term state building and economic development.

B. Support the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in exercising its responsibilities for conflict prevention, mitigation and resolution and protect civilians.

C. Support the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in developing its capacity to provide security, to establish rule of law, and to strengthen the security and justice sectors.

D. All of the above

 

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