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United Nations Security Council launches “Group of Friends”

Published on December 20, 2022
Current Context: Ministry of External Affairs has launched a “Group of Friends” to protect UN peacekeepers.
United Nations Security Council launches “Group of Friends”
  • India is the President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  • This “Group of Friends” will maintain a database of all crimes done against UN peacekeepers of all time.
  • The main aim is to maintain International Peace and Safety.
  • The Co-chairs of the “Group of Friends” are India, Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Morocco, and Nepal.
  • They will meet 2 times a year and be attended to and organized by UN partners, co-chairs, and interested member states.
  • The UN peacekeepers are known as Blue Helmets, in which around 177 peacekeepers lost their lives in the line of duty in India, as India is the largest troop-contributing country to UN peacekeeping.
  • This was done under UNSC resolution 2589 adopted in August 2021 and the co-chairs should provide police and troops for the UN peacekeeping missions.

Question:

Q.1 Which country launched the “Group of Friends” database?
a. Bangladesh
b. France
c. India
d. Morocco
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