UN bodies to train female peacekeepers in Delhi

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India and the UN Women will together organise a two-week training programme for female peacekeepers here from April 3 to 14, said an official release.

"The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India, in partnership with the UN Women is organising two-week training at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi from April 3 to April 14," said the Ministry of External Affairs in a release.

"A total of 41 participants from 27 different countries are attending the course to derive benefit from it and to be available to the United Nations for deployment in field areas," it said.

The CUNPK is training the female peacekeepers for a record third time.

India is one of the leading countries to host specialised UN peacekeeping courses on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) at the CUNPK.

India was one of only a few nations to field a complete women police battalion in a UN mission in Liberia from 2007 to 2015.