Lightly armed and with limited authority, UN peacekeepers are deployed to many of the world’s trouble spots.
These peacekeepers have been repeatedly targetted in Mali, now the most dangerous mission to serve in. The latest on Sunday when 10 soldiers from Chad were killed when gunmen stormed the United Nations camp.
The UN has reported a spike in violence against its peacekeepers.
In 2017, 53 soldiers were killed, the highest number of peacekeepr deaths recorded by the UN.
So what hope is there for UN efforts to maintain peace in conflict areas around the world?
Presenter: Richelle Carey
Joanne Adamson – Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Adam Day – Head of Programmes at the Centre for Policy Research at United Nations University
Severine Autesserre – Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
Source: Al Jazeera News