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UNGA adopts decision to honour fallen peacekeepers

A draft decision piloted by India proposing the institution of a memorial wall to honour the reminiscence of the fallen peacekeepers within the United Nations headquarters has been adopted by the United Nations Basic Meeting.

The draft decision which was titled ‘Memorial wall for fallen United Nations peacekeepers’ was introduced by Ruchira Kamboj, the everlasting consultant of India to the UN Ambassador, within the United Nations Basic Meeting corridor on Wednesday. Virtually 190 United Nations member states co-sponsored the decision. The decision was adopted by consensus.

Ruchira Kamboj, the everlasting consultant of India to the UN Ambassador. (Photograph: Twitter/@ruchirakamboj)

The initiative of the UN member states to allocate an appropriate and outstanding place on the UN headquarters in New York, a Memorial wall in honour of the peacekeepers who sacrificed their life, was welcomed. Due consideration of the modalities concerned shall be taken care of, which additionally contains charting the document of the names of those that had laid their lives.

Whereas presenting the decision on the UNGA, Ms Kamboj acknowledged that the memorial wall will function proof of the worth and the importance positioned by the UN on peacekeeping. She added that it’ll not solely function a reminder of the sacrifices made by the fallen but additionally be a reminder of the value of the choices which can be made.

18 international locations, which incorporates India, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Indonesia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Jordan, Rwanda, america and France submitted the decision. The decision prescribes that the memorial wall ought to be accomplished inside three years of its adoption.

In 2015, a digital memorial wall was arrange by the everlasting mission of India to the United Nations. The digital memorial wall was launched in reminiscence of the Indian troops who made the sacrifice whereas in lively service of the UN peacekeeping drive. This served as a precursor to the eventual launching of the Peacekeepers Memorial Wall.

India had proposed that the launching of a memorial wall can be a befitting strategy to honour and pay homage to all of the troops from the UN member states who laid down their lives whereas performing their duties below the Blue Flag of the United Nations.

Whereas addressing the chief’s summit on peacekeeping on the UN headquarters in September 2015, through the high-level Basic Meeting week, hosted by former US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, commemorated the peacekeepers, who made the supreme sacrifice of giving their lives whereas defending and defending the very best beliefs of the UN.

 Throughout his tackle PM Modi had stated that it could be most acceptable if the Memorial wall devoted to the fallen peacekeepers is constructed shortly and that India stands able to contribute, together with monetary ones, in direction of the stated goal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his tackle on the United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA). (Photograph: ANI)

PM Modi expressed gratitude in direction of the international locations for his or her help of the decision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to the international locations for supporting the UNGA decision. 

The prime minister took to Twitter and wrote that he was delighted that the decision to assemble a brand new memorial wall for fallen peacekeepers, which was launched by India, has been adopted within the United Nations Basic Meeting. He acknowledged that the decision has obtained a document of 190 co-sponsorships and that he’s grateful for all of the help obtained.