Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hi-Hi to UNMIN: Nepalese Need Peace Not Your Speech

Hi-Hi to UNMIN:

Nepalese Need Peace Not Your Speech

By Krishna Hari Pushkar

The peace process in Nepal is in the exodus and facing sever maladies. This is not expected situation by any peace lovers that such circumstances will take place in presence of such huge UN political mission...................

Weakness of UNMIN:

1. Except the conveyance routine jobs, UNMIN is totally failed to guard, convince, balance and coordinate effectively the peace accord among the stakeholders as per mandate provided by UN Security Council, accordingly, bargaining hazards, troubles, dishonouring and violations are frequently occurring by both Maoist and government side, hence, peace site is going away beyond the hope in presence of such huge UN political mission.

2. The second needy major point is to build appropriate atmosphere for the election of constitutional assembly, but sorry, it is not possible in current situation at all, until the dozens of warrior groups and ethnic panels either convince about the CA election or ready to participate in the political mainstreaming. Even though, UNMIN seems heavy-eyed in this matter, despites the frequent request of warier groups.

3. It is sad but hardcore decent to say that UNMIN also failed to use, coordinate and mobilize properly the synergetic and collective efforts of international communities and the power resources of Nepalese civic societies’ too through the missions’ platform.

4. UNMIN is also suffering with the imbalance and discriminative local team composition, the UNMIN recruitment process failed to balance the gender, socio- ethnic and geographical representation in their locals’ team which is crucial during any conflict resolution course of action. It might be also a cause of poor performances and low feat.

5. UNMIN has a very light multi spheres network that is not enough to fulfil the assigned responsibilities. In such situation UNMIN will not even able to gain effective understanding of situation and neither able to build inclusive dealing strategy properly in accordance with political psychologies of people of Nepal and intention of UN too.

In the above mentioned ground, I would like to request to UNMIN for the facilitation of the recently recommended and suggested path of International crisis group besides the routine jobs with following additional suggestive remarks:

A. UNMIN has to develop a special diplomatic level observer task force of local diplomats and envoys through central UN channels whose countries and authorities have been expressing and providing supports in ongoing the peace process. This task force will be highly effective for collective diplomatic pressure and actions.

B. UNMIN has to also draw out tactfully the diplomatic counter treatment through UN centre and other International communities network in case any party daring to violet or dishonour the peace accord or concerns commitments.

C. UNMIN need immediately to constitute a broader helping hands civic volunteer taskforce in central, regional, district and rural level. These helping hands should be a group of peace lovers who can report, facilitate, monitor, observe and act locally in behalf of UNMIN based on assigned mended.

D. UNMIN could use, process or coordinate by adapting the diplomatic and international laws’ tools through central UN or local mechanism to bring the all warier groups into peace process or political mainstreaming. This is possible through the helping hands local mechanisms that makes easy access to consult with all leaders of warier groups. In addition, the helping hand could also develop civic pressure to the warier groups to bring into peace process. Hence, such mechanism would be very helpful to conduct the CA election in peaceful environment.

E. The socio-ethnic and gender balanced local staffs would be most essential for such mission, that should be corrected immediately and these staffs should assign to play leading coordinative role of those helping hands.

F. UNMIN should conduct an open peace performances evaluation program through multi party regular meeting in possible part of the country by mobilizing and utilizing the local wings, it could help UNMIN for grassroots updates and immediate grip over emerged crisis.

G. UNMIN should conduct a nation wide peace tutoring campaign in partnership of peace ministry and other donor agencies with the assistive help of education ministry, local development ministry and women ministry for school and community peace education because plenty of Nepalese are still ignorant of what’s going on in the nation in rural areas. The role of women and students are crucial to convince members of society about the peace process.

H. UNMIN should publish the weekly evaluation report of peace process performances.

(This is just a small piece from my own article. The original and complete analytical article/report has been already submitted to the all concerned authorities and especially to the UN Secretary General and UN Security Council too through UN channels for their immediate and serious consideration)

1 comment:

Rakesh said...

Pushkarjee, I am agree with you. However, the UNMIN can do nothing without support of political parties. Isnt' it?

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