Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday said, Pakistan is deploying a female infantry engagement team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Speaking during a debate in the General Assembly on Sexual Violence, Lodhi said, “Pakistan has achieved the goal of deployment of 15 per cent female staff officers in peacekeeping missions, thus fulfilling its responsibilities in accordance with the uniformed gender parity strategy and Security Council resolutions.”
“Our professional peacekeepers to the UN, including our female peacekeepers, continue to set the highest standards in fulfilling peacekeeping mandates, and protecting all vulnerable segments of the population, including women, from violence in some of the most dangerous and complex conflict situations around the world”, she said.
Calling for more meaningful participation of women in the area of peace and security, ambassador Lodhi said, “By securing their seats at the table as true partners and stakeholders in all matters related to peace, mediation and reconciliation, we can give peace efforts a much better chance to succeed”.
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17 November, 2019