U.N. Peacekeeping in a Time of Pandemic: Reconciling Armed Conflict Management While Helping to Fight COVID-19 [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "Following China's report regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus in that country at the end of December 2019, the World Health Organization [WHO] declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) at the end of January 2020. On March 11, 2020, after the virus had spread to more than 100 countries, the WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. [...] In mid-March 2020, the United Nations began issuing guidance to its staff and personnel on how to respond to the pandemic, both at headquarters and in the field. [...] Other guidance addresses such matters as alternative working arrangements, telecommuting, reimbursement of expenses for cancellation/disruption of official travel due to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], danger pay, Medevac in the con- text of COVID-19, the use of face masks, routine pre- and post-deployment quarantine of uniformed personnel, and quarantine of non-sick U.N. personnel. Some are specific to U.N. Police (UNPOL), others to particular U.N. peacekeeping missions. More specifically, with respect to peacekeeping operations, new U.N. policy and guidance address administrative and logistical issues relating to the protection of mission personnel, and offer advice to Member States hosting the missions in meeting the challenges of the pandemic."
2020 Bruce C. Rashkow
Journal of National Security Law & Policy: http://jnslp.com/
Journal of National Security Law & Policy (2020), v.11 no.1