New Delhi, July 17: The turmoil in Africa is not only harmful to the continent but also for the international order. 2nd United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) has been inaugurated in New Delhi. The response for 1st tri-lateral training partnership neighbors across the Ocean”, was extremely encouraging.
The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK) commenced the first United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners in 2016. The course is aimed to build the capacity of the African Troop Contributing Countries to the UN and to further train the Trainers from these countries. The course as stated by the UN is one of the many steps that India has initiated towards active contribution to peace support activities.
“India is committed to sharing its experience in UN peacekeeping activities with all those who wish to contribute to this cause. This is a commitment we made when Prime Minister Modi met African leaders during the Third India-Africa Forum in New Delhi in October 2015. And it is one of the commitments we made to the international community, at the High-Level Peace Keeping Summit the same year in New York.” , Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India said at inaugural programme.