The United Service Institution of India (USI), founded in 1870, is gearing up for its Annual UN Forum 2023 in New Delhi on November 21-22, 2023. Focused on ‘International Humanitarian Law and Peacekeeping.’ This event is being organized in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Centre for UN Peacekeeping Operations and will address the critical need for adherence to IHL principles in today’s complex peacekeeping scenarios.
In the ever-changing landscape of UN peacekeeping missions, characterized by asymmetric warfare and intricate conflicts, ensuring compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL) principles has become imperative. The challenges stem from the evolving nature of modern conflicts, actions by non-state actors, and the blurred lines between combatants and civilians, especially in urban environments.
The forum aims to deliberate on the applicability and limitations of implementing IHL frameworks in UN peace operations. Embracing an interactive, multi-stakeholder approach, the sessions will explore contemporary issues such as the protection of civilians, accountability for crimes against peacekeepers, the role of women in peacekeeping operations, and the strategic use of technology for more effective operations.
Featuring insights from both academics and practitioners with hands-on peacekeeping experience, the forum will include keynote addresses from senior officials in the Indian Armed Forces and the Ministry of External Affairs. The two-day event will unfold across various sessions, including discussions on applying IHL principles to peacekeeping, analyzing constraints to the protection of civilian mandates, examining legal frameworks for accountability, and addressingRead more on financialexpress.com