Peace Support Operations Review

Published: 15 Oct 2013

Category: Cabinet material

In 2013 Cabinet considered the Peace Support Operations Review. At the time, New Zealand had just drawn down from three substantive long-term deployments – Afghanistan, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – and it was agreed that it was time to take stock of New Zealand’s commitments to international peace support operations.

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The paper sets out refreshed guidelines to be used when considering deploying personnel to overseas peace support operations. These guidelines include consideration of direct foreign policy benefits, New Zealand’s wider international interests and objectives, the mandate and nature of the proposed operation, the operational risks to New Zealand personnel deployed, and the implications for the New Zealand Defence Force and other contributing agencies. 


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