Study on the use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) by the United Nations
In March 2013, the Working Group on the use of mercenaries, which is mandated by the Human Rights Council to monitor and report on activities of private companies offering military assistance, consultancy and security services on the international market, has embarked on a study on the use of PMSCs by the United Nations bodies worldwide and intends to report its findings and recommendations on the issue to the General Assembly in 2014. As part of this study, the Working Group convened an expert panel event in New York on 31 July 2013.
Panel event on the use of PMSCs by the United Nations (31 July 2013, New York):
Panel event on the use of PMSCs by the United Nations (5 March 2014,Geneva)