The Government has revealed it's made a deliberate effort not to commit Kiwi troops to UN peacekeeping efforts.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully's outlined the approach in a foreign affairs address given at Parliament last night.
He says for the most part the Government's avoided UN deployments, because the United Nations is resisting the need to change.
McCully's also been highly critical of the way the UN has treated peacekeepers.
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He cites an incident in 2014 where 45 Fijian peacekeepers were taken hostage in the Golan Heights, and a 2013 case where a New Zealand peacekeeper was taken captive in the same area.
He's reluctant to pick up any further peacekeeping responsibilities until the UN is prepared to put in place some professionalism and safety mechanisms.
- Newstalk ZB