USI of India in the past has taken the lead in providing the platform for organising discourse and research in the field of UN peace operations in order to put across an Indian perspective on a few most crucial attributes of the current challenges that face reform of the UN peace operations. To this end, USI (https://usiofindia.org), the oldest think tank of India, in collaboration with Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) (https://www.icwa.in), the premium think tank of India's Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, planned to conduct a series Webinars/Seminars on UN peace operations in 2021. The first of the series was held on 27 Feb 2021 on India and UN Peace Operations: Principles of UN Peacekeeping and Mandate, followed by The Impact of Climate Change on UN Peacekeeping Operations on 20 Apr 2021 in collaboration with NUPI & SIPRI, UN Peace Operations: Hostage-taking of UN Peacekeepers on 29 June 2021, Effectiveness of UN Peace Operations: Dynamics of Composition of Troops and Diversity on UN Peace Operations on 25 Aug 2021 and UN Peace Operations: Protection of Civilians on 22 Oct 2021.
This monograph is about the compilation of the talks delivered by eminent speakers during the webinar on UN Peace Operations: Women, Peace & Security on 09 Feb 2022. About the Author
Major General (Dr) Apurba Kumar Bardalai is an Indian Army veteran. He was Military Observer in the United Nations Verification Mission in Angola (UNAVEM) in 1991-92 and later as the Deputy Head of the Mission and Deputy Force Commander of United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from 2008 to 2010. He was recently awarded doctorate by Tilburg University (Netherland), for his thesis on UN Peace Operation. Presently he is Distinguished Fellow, The United Service Institution of India, New Delhi.
Major General PK Goswami, VSM (Retd) is an Indian Army veteran. He was Military Observer in United Nations Verification Mission at Angola (UNAVEM) in 1991-92 and Senior Faculty at National Defense College, New Delhi. Presently he is Deputy Director and Head of USI UN Cell, The United Service Institution of India, New Delhi and chief coordinator for this series of USI – ICWA UNPKO theme based Webinar.