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Oh no! Don’t (not) take away our Fijian troops!

From the Department of It Doesn’t Really Matter:

fijiA (sort of) ban on UN peacekeepers from Fiji, in response to the recent two-year-old coup in the tiny island nation:

While Fiji is yet to be represented at the world’s largest peacekeeping operations since it started in 1999, it is now up to the UN peacekeeping operations to recruit volunteers from among the armed forces of member states.

Okay, so there aren’t any Fijian troops in big UN peacekeeping missions.  But what about the 500 stationed in smaller missions in Iraq and Sinai?  They will have to…well, they can stay.  But no more!  And the UN, forced “to recruit volunteers from among the armed forces of member states,” will have to…continue to implement the same policy that has always governed peacekeeper recruitment.

(image of Fijian beach from flickr user flip.01 under a Creative Commons license)

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December 18, 2008 - Posted by | Foreign politics, UN | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] they try to take away their peacekeepers, then they blast them with violent […]

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