US Gov't Peacekeeping Issues

Hasina, Obama to co-host peacekeeping summit

Published September 12, 2015 by The Financial Express
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Bangladesh and the United States have converged on the importance of deeper and stronger partnership in their common pursuit to seek effective solutions to their mutual security concerns. Bangladesh has reiterated its unwavering commitment to denounce terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations. Bangladesh and the USA shared commitments of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Barack Obama to co-host the UN peacekeeping summit in the sideline of the high level segment of the upcoming 70th UNGA.

Angola: Govt and U.S Discuss Operationalization of African Force

Published September 10, 2015 by Angola Press
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Luanda — The Angolan participation in the operationalization of the African force for peacekeeping mission was discussed on Thursday in Luanda, in a meeting between the Vice-President of the Republic, Manuel Vicente, and Princeton Lyman, US President's envoy.

US to Bolster Sinai Peacekeeping Mission

Published September 11, 2015 by Reuters
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WASHINGTON—The United States is sending an additional 75 U.S. troops and other assets to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to bolster the security of international peacekeepers, who have come under attack from militants in recent days, the Pentagon said Thursday.

US Weighs More Security, Withdrawal Option for Sinai Forces

Published August 18, 2015 by Associated Press
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The Obama administration is quietly reviewing the future of America's three-decade deployment to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, fearful the lightly equipped peacekeepers could be targets of escalating Islamic State-inspired violence. Options range from beefing up their protection or even pulling them out altogether, officials told The Associated Press.

Conference concludes on UN peacekeeping role

Published August 1, 2015 by Viet Nam News
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HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam's first international workshop on building a UN peacekeeping force wrapped up yesterday in Ha Noi after five intensive working days.

US willing to support Vietnam’s peacekeeping activities: ambassador

Published July 27, 2015 by Tuoi Tre News
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The U.S. will support Vietnam’s commitments to protecting peace in the region and in the world, Ambassador Ted Osius has said. Ambassador Osius made the statement on Monday while attending a five-day international workshop that kicked off in Hanoi the same day, focusing on the deployment of UN peacekeeping operations.

Blog: Global Peace Operations Initiative Promotes International Peacekeeping

Published July 21, 2015 by DipNote
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As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power recently said, “Today’s UN peacekeeping is not your mother’s peacekeeping.

UN troops help 'neutralise' DRC militia

Published June 25, 2015 by News24
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Kinshasa - The United Nations said on Wednesday that around a quarter of Congolese militia group the Patriotic Revolutionary Forces of Ituri (FRPI) had been "neutralised" after a three-week military operation.

Blog: New caucus puts spotlight on UN peacekeeping

Published June 24, 2015 by The Hill
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As the United Nations commemorates the 70th anniversary of its founding this week, it can claim a major accomplishment in the 69 peacekeeping operations that it has led around the world since 1948. Soon, the U.N.'s "blue helmets" will be receiving a renewed spotlight on Capitol Hill through a Congressional Peacekeeping Caucus recently formed by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a veteran of the Afghanistan War, and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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