UNDPKOUnited Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations
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47; see also the views of UNDPKO Director for Policy, Evaluation and Training Izumi Nakamitsu quoted in cable from US Embassy Jakarta to National Security Council, 3 April 2009, available at <https://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09JAKARTA605_a.
A primary mechanism for successful UN peacekeeping missions is the perception of UN personnel as impartial, benign, and legitimate; abuse or exploitation of vulnerable civilians by UN personnel does "great harm to the name of peacekeeping." (10) The comprehensive strategy to eliminate sexual exploitation during peacekeeping missions, resulting from the investigation carried out by Jordan's Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein and issued to the General Assembly in March 2005, outlines and recommends improvements to the UNDPKO's standards of conduct, investigative process, command responsibility, and individual accountability with regard to sexual exploitation and abuse.
In sum, this work contributes to the development of a legal literature that will undoubtedly assist the UNDPKO in overcoming previous shortcomings.
Curiously, it could be argued that UNDPKO's stance at the time was actually generating more child soldiers than it was rescuing.
In addition, between March 1998 and mid-August 2000, the UNDPKO held three conferences with police-contributing nations to review U.N.
(21.) Senior UNDPKO, Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), and UN agency officials, interviewed by the author, New York, November 2009.
The letter revealed that the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) told HRW that Gambari attended the wedding "at the invitation of President Deby C* [and had] no control over the guest list".
* establishment of liaisons offices: UN office to the AU (UNOAU) in Addis Ababa since 2010, EU office to the AU since 2004 (changed to EU delegation in 2010), UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) office to the EU in Brussels since 2011; EU office to the UN in New York since 1992, AU representation to the UN;
In their September 2010 submission to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping (the Committee of 34, or C-34), the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS) noted that "peacekeeping has evolved from a primarily military model of observing ceasefires and separating forces to incorporate a mix of military, police, and civilian capabilities to support the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements and help lay the foundations for sustainable peace and legitimate government." (1) UN peacekeeping has become multidimensional and integrated, aimed at assisting countries recovering from conflict and at laying the foundations for peace- and statebuilding.
If NATO wanted a formal relationship with the UN, it needed to go through the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) or another part of the substructure.