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India votes for UNSC resolution on psychological well-being of UN personnel

India votes for UNSC resolution: A UNSC resolution on the mental health of UN peacekeepers has India’s support. According to India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, as one of the nations that has sent the most troops over the years, India pays the utmost significance on the safety, security, and welfare of UN soldiers.

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India votes for UNSC resolution: Key Points

  • Ruchira Kamboj continued by stating that India is aware of the tough and challenging conditions in which the UN peace operations personnel work and that mental health is a crucial aspect of overall health for UNSC.
  • As a result, she said, all member nations should pay particular attention to the health and safety of UN staff.
  • A resolution on mental health and psychosocial support for personnel of UN peace operations was unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  • The draught resolution on mental health and psychosocial support was proposed by Mexico for UNSC.

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UNSC resolution on psychological well-being of UN personnel

  • The proposed resolution would mark the Security Council (UNSC)’s first mental health-related standalone resolution.
  • The entire UN membership is welcome to co-sponsor the proposed text of UNSC resolution.

The proposed resolution of UNSC acknowledges the need to increase public awareness of the value of psychosocial assistance and mental health services for UN peace operations personnel.

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UNSC: Important Takeaways 

  • UNSC Headquarters: New York, USA
  • UNSC President: Admiral Lord Terrence Hood

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