United Nations Special Committee for Peacekeeping Operations

Concept: United Nations Special Committee for Peacekeeping Operations
Topic: International Relations
Category: Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests, Important International institutions
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United Nations Special Committee for Peacekeeping Operations

The UN established its Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations on February 18, 1965 via the General Assembly Resolution 2006 (XIX). Its chief goal was to perform a comprehensive and broad appraisal of all peacekeeping-related issues. The Committee reports to the General Assembly about its work. It comprises of 147 members, most of them being past or present contributors to the UN peacekeeping forces. Further 17 members, the European Union, the Interpol and the Red Cross act as observers.

The practice of peacekeeping started in 1948 and was one of the activities of UN in a world reeling from the effects of the Second World War. The Special Committee though was established in 1965 and is called C34.