India donates 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines to UN peacekeepers around the world to keep them safe from the novel virus. The AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at Denmark last week where they will be kept and distributed to UN peacekeepers that serve in different mission around the globe.
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN peacekeeping chief maintained that the distribution of these vaccines to peacekeepers in the world is very important for the UN to help keep their personnel safe and as well as protect communities that are vulnerable.
Atul Khare, the head of Operational Support at UN, maintained that this donation will help UN peacekeepers stay healthy. Meanwhile, Mr. Khare’s department will be in charge of UN system-wide arrangements to help national efforts to vaccinate civilian personnel and their family members.
India has been a long-standing supporter of peacekeeping, especially through the contribution of troops. Presently, over 95,000 UN peacekeepers are working in 12 missions. At the same time, Renata Desalien, India’s UN Resident Coordinator, appreciated India for its support.
This step, especially for the United Nations, reflects India’s strong commitment to global peace and multilateralism. We’ll be sure to share more of these acts of generosity from around the world as they come in.Renata
The 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines provided will go a long way in preventing personnel from contracting the virus. This also help personnel work diligently without any fear.