1. Mike Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

Mike Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

The Security Council is backing reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the world body's far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly this week.

By: | Published: September 21, 2017 1:11 AM
Security Council, Corruption, UN General Assembly, Trump administration, Mike Pence The Security Council is backing reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the world body’s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly this week. (Image: Reuters)

The Security Council is backing reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the world body’s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly this week.  Vice President Mike Pence applauded Wednesday’s resolution in a speech to the council. He said all peacekeeping missions should have an exit strategy, noting that ”when a mission succeeds, we must not prolong it. When a mission underperforms, we should restructure it.

And when a mission consistently fails to fulfill a mandate of this council, we should end it.” Some peacekeeping missions have been successful, including Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, but others have been criticized for abuse and corruption. The joint U.N.-African Union mission in Darfur has been criticized for inefficiency.

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    sam
    Sep 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    Mr. Pence forgot about the part JFK said to enlarge the area in which its writ may run. JFK stated" To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support--to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective--to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak--and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run. Mr. Pence is an embarrassment to the American people, so Hippocratic, talking about Human Wrights yet he is supporting Israel murdering, colonization of the Palestinian territory mr. Pence should give up his American citizenship and go live in Israel.
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