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Group of Friends (GOF)

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Source: DD NEWS

 Context: India, leading the Group of Friends (GOF) comprising 40 member states, convened a meeting to discuss strategies for strengthening legal frameworks against crimes targeting peacekeepers.

  • India launched a new database hosted on the Unite Aware platform to record crimes against peacekeepers and monitor accountability efforts.
  • The meeting underscores member states’ commitment, led by India, to uphold the safety and dignity of peacekeepers worldwide.

The GOF was launched by India in 2022 to promote accountability for crimes against the Blue Helmets during its presidency of the UN Security Council.

India, Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Morocco and Nepal are co-chairs of the GOF, which comprises 40 member states.