Refugees International Applauds the United States Commitment to Peacekeeping Act

Please see below statement from Refugees International Vice President for Programs and Policy Hardin Lang:

“The United States Commitment to Peacekeeping Act, which was just introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, sets out a robust and forward-leaning agenda for the United States on the future of UN peacekeeping.

A renewed focus on political strategy, host state and community engagement, and more agile and adaptable forces will be essential for UN peacekeeping to remain fit for purpose in the years ahead.

Furthermore, Refugees International wholeheartedly supports the repeal of the 25 percent cap on U.S. contributions to peacekeeping operations.

Peacekeeping diminishes the severity and duration of conflicts, reduces atrocities and population displacement, and sustains peace. The evidence is clear – UN peacekeeping works. But it needs to be properly resourced to succeed.

We thank Congresswoman Jacobs, Chairman Castro, Chairwoman Bass, and Congressman Cicilline for their extraordinary foresight, commitment, and leadership.”

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PHOTO CAPTION: A Rwandan peacekeeper of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) stands guard during voting for Presidential elections in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 27, 2020. (Photo by Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)