U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
Peacekeeping missions are one of the key elements of the United Nations efforts to restore peace and security in the world. The Nepali Army is one of the major troops contributing countries supporting the UN in global peace operations. Due to the changing nature of the operational environment, increased security challenges to the peacekeepers, the dynamic nature of the tasks to be performed and the complexities of policy and training, it is necessary for Nepali Infantry Units deployed in support of a UN mission to be more professional and effective to implement mission mandates. Clear mission policy, doctrinally trained peacekeepers by mission-specific training, sufficiently supplied sustainment, and motivated personnel are critical to increase the effectiveness of mission execution. Both the Nepali Army and the United Nations have to work together to enhance overall effectiveness with the proper memorandum of understanding and integrated policies. A better working environment created by Battalion Commanders and staffs supports these efforts to enhance mission effectiveness.