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UN Peacekeeping Faces Funding Crisis

Funding for the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Force has been drastically reduced in recent years, with over US$1.9 billion owed to the organization in contributions from its members. 

Since its inception, peacekeeping has been harshly scrutinized by the international community, with glaring failures in Rwanda and Srebrenica in 1994 and 1995 respectively often cited as examples of the enterprise’s inherent shortcomings. A dependence upon electoral process, poorly trained ground forces, and a lack of local knowledge are amongst the issues raised with the Blue Helmets endeavours to restore peace. 

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