Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has called for coordinated system-wide responses during transitions of UN peacekeeping operations, to mitigate its potential negative consequences and help the host authorities further their peacebuilding objectives.
She was speaking at the High-Level meeting on ‘Ensuring the success of Transitions in UN Peace Operations’ on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.
During the meeting, Hina Rabbani Khar highlighted Pakistan’s key role in the most successful UN peacekeeping transitions, such as in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Timor-Leste.
She said if not properly planned, transitions could risk jeopardizing hard-won gains and make it more difficult to prevent relapse of conflict.
She reiterated Pakistan’s deep-rooted commitment to women’s critical role in the promotion of sustainable peace and security.