On November 15, 2021, the Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping (PEP) sent a letter to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in advance of the United Nations peacekeeping ministerial hosted by the Republic of Korea in Seoul, which will take place on 7-8 December.
The letter urges the United States to demonstrate leadership to ensure UN peacekeeping operations can remain effective interventions to promote and protect peace, democracy, and human rights. It calls on the U.S. government to pledge to increase U.S. troop and police contributions to UN peacekeeping operations, strengthen U.S. capacity building for UN troop and police contributors, and increase women’s leadership and participation in UN peacekeeping. It also asks that the U.S. government acknowledge and address U.S. peacekeeping arrears to ensure troop contributing countries can follow through on these pledges and be fully reimbursed for their contributions of uniformed personnel and equipment. Read the full letter here.
The Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping (PEP) is a Washington, D.C.-based, nonpartisan working group led by the Better World Campaign, the Stimson Center, Refugees International, and Center for Civilians in Conflict. PEP brings together the research, policy, advocacy, and humanitarian communities to identify challenges, promote the best ways to strengthen international peacekeeping capacity, and maintain U.S. support for peacekeeping.