China’s efforts to wrest control of the UN’s peacekeeping operations from France could result in a reduced emphasis on human rights
As China has boosted its investment in United Nations operations and become more involved in international affairs, it is attempting to take over the management of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, whose 100,000 peacekeepers have been overseen by French staff for nearly two decades. Some experts worry that China will try to reduce the scrutiny of human rights abuses in the countries in which the UN peacekeepers are stationed.
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May 26, 2017