1 June 2012

Nigeria: Country Drops Fifth On UN Peace-Keeping List

Nigeria's position at the United Nation's peace keeping list has dropped to 5th position from its former 3rd in the world due to lower participation in peace keeping efforts of the United Nations.

This was made known Wednesday in Abuja at the 2012 International Day for UN peacekeepers organised by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR).

Head of Defence and Security Studies, National Defence College, Dr. Gani Yoroms, said the fall in the ranking was as a result of non availability of clear and defined peace keeping policy to back up Nigeria's participation in UN peace keeping missions and drop in contribution of troops due to internal security challenges.

He disclosed that peace keeping policy has been formulated and forwarded to the presidency for approval in order to define the country's national interest in any peace operation.

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