More than 1000 Peacekeepers have been killed, and more than 3000 injured, as a result of malicious acts since 1948. The rate of prosecution for such crimes has remained very low due to serious challenges in bringing perpetrators to justice. The low rate of prosecution has contributed to an environment of impunity, which emboldens perpetrators of such crimes. Addressing impunity and promoting accountability, on the other hand, will deter such crimes.
This Group of Friends is being constituted with a view to coordinate and guide efforts towards promoting accountability.