Peacekeeping News Articles

  • UNITED NATIONS—The U.N.’s peacekeeping chief expressed his frustration with South Sudan’s leaders Wednesday, saying President Salva Kiir and his government have denied repeated requests for the U.N. mission there to use equipment needed to protect civilians.

    Voice of America | June 17, 2015
  • UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The commander of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali told the Security Council Wednesday that his force is not geared to operate in an environment where troops face attacks from hostile jihadist groups and others.

    Associated Press | June 17, 2015
  • An independent panel reviewing United Nations peacekeeping operations recommended sweeping changes on Tuesday to make the blue-helmeted soldiers more accountable for sexual abuse and other crimes, and urged that they no longer be used in counterterrorism operations.

    The New York Times | June 16, 2015
  • June 15, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government said the United Nations has retracted from an agreement reached by the tripartite team on an exit strategy for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

    Sudan Tribune | June 15, 2015
  • 15 June 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency reported today that some 14,000 South Sudanese – mainly women and children – have fled into Sudan over the weekend, describing the situation as “an emergency within an emergency.”

    UN News Centre | June 15, 2015
  • The U.N. peacekeepers arrive; months later, some leave infants behind. Now the United Nations has quietly started to offer DNA testing to help prove paternity claims and ensure support for the so-called "peacekeeper babies."

    Associated Press | June 13, 2015
  • A new report by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) said UN peacekeepers in Liberia bought sex with money, jewelry, cell phones, televisions and other items in countries where they are deployed.

    Voice of America | June 12, 2015
  • June 11, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan summoned the deputy head of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to express displeasure with misleading information about violence in Darfur reported to the Security Council.

    Sudan Tribune | June 11, 2015
  • United Nations peacekeepers have been sexually abusing women and minors in Haiti who have been in need of basic food and medical supplies – and the problem has been known for almost a decade, according to claims in a draft report.

    The Independent | June 10, 2015
  • The United Nations on Wednesday warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the fighting.

    Reuters | June 10, 2015

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