Peacekeeping Forces of Urth
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|Peacekeeping Forces of Urth|
|Date of Creation|
|Location of PK-FU Headquarters|
|June 5th, 1999|
Peacekeeping by the PKFU is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as "a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace." It is distinguished from peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peace enforcement although The PKFU does acknowledge that all activities are "mutually reinforcing" and that overlap between them is frequent in practice.
Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, PKFU peacekeepers (often referred to as White Berets or White Helmets because of their light White berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
PKFU Security Council has the power and responsibility to take collective action to maintain international peace and security.
Most of these operations are established and implemented by the PKFU itself, with troops serving under PK operational control. In these cases, peacekeepers remain members of their respective armed forces and do not constitute an independent "PKFU army," as the PKFU does not have such a force. In cases where direct PKFU involvement is not considered appropriate or feasible, the Council authorizes regional organizations such as coalitions of willing countries to undertake peacekeeping or peace-enforcement tasks.
Once a peace treaty has been negotiated, the parties involved might ask the PKFU for a peacekeeping force to oversee various elements of the agreed-upon plan. This is often done because a group controlled by the PKFU is less likely to follow the interests of anyone party since it itself is controlled by many groups, namely the 7-member Security Council and the intentionally diverse PKFU Secretariat.
If the Security Council approves the creation of a mission, then the Department of Peacekeeping Operations begins planning for the necessary elements. At this point, the senior leadership team is selected. The department will then seek contributions from member nations. Since the PKFU has no standing force or supplies, it must form ad hoc coalitions for every task undertaken. Doing so results in both the possibility of failure to form a suitable force and a general slowdown in procurement once the operation is in the field.
While the peacekeeping force is being assembled, a variety of diplomatic activities are being undertaken by PK staff. The exact size and strength of the force must be agreed to by the government of the nation whose territory the conflict is on. The Rules of Engagement must be developed and approved by both the parties involved and the Security Council. These give the specific mandate and scope of the mission (e.g. when may the peacekeepers, if armed, use force, and where may they go within the host nation). Often, it will be mandated that peacekeepers have host government minders with them whenever they leave their base. This complexity has caused problems in the field.
When all agreements are in place, the required personnel are assembled, and final approval has been given by the Security Council, the peacekeepers are deployed to the region in question.
The financial resources of Peacekeeping operations are the collective responsibility of PKFU Member States. Decisions about the establishment, maintenance or expansion of peacekeeping operations are taken by the Security Council. According to PK Charter, every Member State is legally obligated to pay their respective share for peacekeeping. Peacekeeping expenses are divided by the General Assembly based upon a formula established by the Member States which takes into account the relative economic wealth of Member States among other things.
A peacekeeping mission has three power centers. The first is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, the official leader of the mission. This person is responsible for all political and diplomatic activity, overseeing relations with both the parties to the peace treaty and the PKFU member-states in general. They are often a senior member of the Secretariat. The second is the Force Commander, who is responsible for the military forces deployed. They are a senior officer of their nation's armed services and are often from the nation committing the highest number of troops to the project. Finally, the Chief Administrative Officer oversees supplies and logistics and coordinates the procurement of any supplies needed.
History of The Peacekeeping Forces of Urth
The PK-FU was created when 5 nations decided to help save civilians and see peace across the world in war-torn regions. The first operation of the PK-FU is in Osnek, Latianburg after the first Al-Jaheed attack on it. The drafting and ratification of the formation of the PK-FU were done in the Furnifold capital city of McLendal. Additionally, the headquarters of the PK-FU is located in the capital of Burdels in Lessau. Soon after the creation of the PK-FU, the Kingdom Tretrid and the Oan Isles applied for membership in the PK-FU and were accepted.
How the PK-FU Functions
The PK-FU is run by a council consisting of all of its member nations to vote on the apporvation or negation on PK operations. In order for an operation to be approved or negated, the operation must have 3/4 of the council members voting FOR or AGAINST the operation. If there is no 3/4, the stalemate will be discussed in the council.
Member Nations of the PK-FU
- Republic of Furnifold (founding nation)
- Federation of Kuthernburg (founding nation)
- The Commonwealth Of The Emirates Of Latianburg (founding nation)
- The Imperial Realm of Norgsveldet (founding nation)
- Kingdom of Tretrid (founding Nation)
- The Realm of The Oan Isles
- The Principality of Blueacia (Founding nation)
- The Commonwealth of Eyjaria
- The Matriarchy Regime of Alyunthia
- The Kingdom of Tavaris
- The Cooperative Commonwealth of New Leganes, Oblivion Islands and Shoneria (founding Nation)
- The Kingdom of Alksearia
- Royal Republic Of Atiland
- The Democratic Republic of Sokala
Amount of Funding Given To The PK-FU
Total: 2.46 billion SHD
- Latianburg: 52 million SHD
- Kuthernburg: 1.2 Billion SHD
- Furnifold: 3.1 million SHD
- The Oan Isles: 405 million SHD
- Tretrid: TBD
- Eyjaria: 40 million SHD
- Atiland: 65 Million SHD
- Norgsveldet: 120 Million SHD
- Alksearia: TBD
- New Leganes: TBD
- Tavaris: 100 Million SHD
- Alythunia: TBD
Amount of Peacekeepers of Each Nation
- Tretrid: active troops: TBD; total: TBD
- Latianburg: active troops: 4,130; total: 11,400
- Kuthernburg: active troops: 2,600; total: 7,600
- Furnifold: active troops: 3,050; total: 8,567
- The Oan Isles: active troops: none; total: none
- Norgsveldet: active troops: 3,000; total: 10,000
- Atiland: active troops:70 Police, 30 Firefighters, 100 soldiers; total: 430
- Alksearia: Active: TBD; total: TBD
- Eyjaria: Active: 1,000; Total: 4,500
- New Leganes: Active: TBD; Total: TBD