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Indian Army punishes 2 soldiers for sexual abuse in UN missions

Published June 29, 2015 by The Hindustan Times
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The Indian Army has punished two of its soldiers and is investigating a third for sexual abuse and misconduct during UN peacekeeping missions in two African nations.

Afghanistan: UNAMA condemns killing of 16 civilians by improvised explosive device

Published June 21, 2015 by UN News Centre
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21 June 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned today the killing of 16 civilians, and injuring of several others, when their minibus hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on Saturday.

Almost 1,000 civilians killed in Afghanistan conflict during the first 4 months of this year

Published June 8, 2015 by UN News Centre
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8 June 2015 – The conflict in Afghanistan is resulting in thousands of people being killed or wounded, forcing families to leave their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring communities, according to Mark Bowden, the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative in the country.

Vietnam starts work on peacekeeping headquarters

Published June 4, 2015 by VietnamNet Bridge
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The Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre under the Ministry of Defence (MOD) began the construction of its headquarters in Thach That district, Hanoi on June 4.

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Workshop Report: The role of civil-military-police coordination in supporting durable solutions to displacement

Author(s): 
Brookings - LSE Project on Internal Displacement
Date Published: 
May 8, 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement convened a workshop at the Australian Mission to the United Nations, which brought together scholars, government, UN, and non-governmental organization experts to look at the role of military and police forces in resolving displacement. This workshop was part of a larger research project supported by the Australian Civil-Military Centre.

China's military to intensify int'l peacekeeping, humanitarian aid: white paper

Published May 26, 2015 by China Central Television
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BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) -- China's armed forces will intensify their participation in international peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance as the nation's national strength grows, a white paper on China's military strategy says Tuesday.

China's armed forces will continue to participate in UN peacekeeping missions, strictly observe the mandates of the UN Security Council, and maintain its commitment to the peaceful settlement of conflicts, says the document, which is issued by the State Council Information Office.

UN mission in Afghanistan condemns killing of 17 civilians by Taliban

Published May 14, 2015 by UN News Centre
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14 May 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned yesterday's killing of at least 17 civilians in two separate attacks for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

India honoured for significant contribution to UN peacekeeping

Published May 14, 2015 by Business Standard
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India which has contributed nearly 180,000 troops, the largest by any country, in the UN peacekeeping operations has been honoured for making significant contribution towards the global peace and stability at the Capitol Hill here.

Asia-Pacific army officers discuss peacekeeping at New Zealand meeting

Published May 5, 2015 by Xinhua News
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WELLINGTON, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Military experts from around the Asia-Pacific region are in New Zealand this week to discuss ways of improving peacekeeping operations, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced Tuesday.

Analysts Weigh Role of Chinese Peacekeepers in S. Sudan

Published April 20, 2015 by Voice of America
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HONG KONG—China dispatched 130 additional troops to South Sudan on April 8 to fulfill a United Nations peacekeeping pledge to help secure the restive nation, which has been wracked by civil war.

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