US Gov't Peacekeeping Issues

Blog: President Obama Tackles UN Peacekeeping

Published September 25, 2015 by Council on Foreign Relations
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Few global summits can compete with the opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). All the world’s a stage, but the spotlight shines brightest each September in Manhattan, as global leaders gather for UN’s “back to school” night. But while most attention will focus on speeches from the green marble podium, the real action will occur offstage. This year’s most important side event is a special Monday afternoon session on UN peacekeeping, convened by President Barack Obama himself and involving leaders of fifty countries.

U.S., India agree to jointly train peacekeepers in Africa

Published September 22, 2015 by Reuters
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The United States and India agreed on Tuesday to train troops in six African countries before they are deployed to U.N. peacekeeping missions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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.

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