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Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

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In December 1992 the General Assembly adopted Resolution 47/72 entitled Protection of peace-keeping personnel. The General Assembly decided to establish an Ad Hoc Committee open to all member states, with the aim of elaborating an international convention on the safety and security of UN and associated personnel. The Safety Convention begins with rather detailed definitions of the kind of personnel and categories of operation that fall within its scope of application, as well as its relationship to international humanitarian law. According to Article 2 of the convention, it applies in respect of UN and associated personnel and UN operations, as defined in Article, where “United Nations personnel”, “Associated personnel” and “United Nations operations” are, within the framework of the convention. Defining “Associated personnel” was far more problematic than to work out a definition of “United Nations personnel”.

Keywords: Ad Hoc Committee; Associated personnel; General Assembly; international humanitarian law; Safety Convention; United Nations operations; United Nations personnel



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