Pakistan meets UN peacekeeping female deployment goals


Pakistan has increased the number of female staff members at its United Nations peacekeeping missions to 15pc, meeting a benchmark set by the United Nations, Dr Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Officers (MoFA) said.

“Pakistan is proud to have achieved the goal of deployment of 15pc female staff officers in UN peacekeeping missions, thereby meeting the benchmark set by the UN,” he tweeted.

On Tuesday, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that Islamabad has “enhanced the participation of women in UN peacekeeping operations.

Ambassador Lodhi said that “as a leading troop contributor as well as a host state, Pakistan would continue to support efforts to strengthen peacekeeping”.

In 2017, UN Peacekeeping set a target of recruiting 15% women as military observers and staff officers by the year-end and to reach a goal of 20% female police deployments by 2020.