SEMINAR,MARCH 2001, TOKYO
Safety and Security of United Nations and Associated Personnel Working in a Conflict Zone
On March 15-16, 2001, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan hosted the seventh session in Tokyo in cooperation with the United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations on the theme "Safety and Security of United Nations and Associated Personnel Working in a Conflict Zone".
In particular, the aspects of the theme assessed included; the changing threats to safety and security, safety and security issues in the Field, Actions at United Nations Headquarters, Considerations by the Security Council and the General Assembly.
The Challenges discussion was informed by firsthand accounts of several peacekeepers who had been involved in security incidents including being detained by armed elements. The Seminar findings were noted in the Report of the Secretary General dated 28 May 2001.