Peacekeeping News Articles

  • Today marks the official end of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone, the third and final phase of an engagement by the world body that started 15 years ago and at one stage saw the single largest peacekeeping force in its history deployed.

    Defence Web | March 31, 2014
  • 31 March 2014 – Senior United Nations relief officials began a visit to South Sudan today to meet conflict-affected people and to review the ongoing response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis in the world’s youngest nation.

    UN News Centre | March 31, 2014
  • Bor — Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living inside the United Nations mission camp in Bor mocked the Jonglei state's caretaker governor Lt. Gen. John Kong Nyuon during his visit on Saturday, shouting pro-rebel slogans and throwing stones.

    All Africa | March 30, 2014
  • The European Union on Saturday signalled that it is ready to deploy its delayed peacekeeping force to help put down the escalating crisis in Central African Republic, after obtaining additional backing for the mission.

    The troops were due to deploy last week, but there were insufficient soldiers for the mission and not enough aircraft at hand to transport them.

    Global Post | March 29, 2014
  • 28 March 2014 – The Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.

    UN News Centre | March 28, 2014
  • (Reuters) - The leader of a new armed group in Mali's troubled north said the central government in Bamako could face another uprising of his Tuareg people if it resists pressure to launch long-delayed talks on the region's future.

    Mali exploded into violence when Tuareg separatist fighters tried to take over the north in early 2012. Islamist militants eventually occupied the region, triggering a French military intervention last year that drove most of the militants out.

    Reuters | March 25, 2014
  • Monday morning, at its 7147th meeting, the Security Council considered the some possible options that the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon proposes for the reconfiguration, after 2016, of the United Nations Mission UN stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).

    Consideration of a more tailored mandate for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah) 10 years since its launch and a lighter United Nations footprint overall were among the central themes discussed in the Security Council today.

    Haiti Libre | March 25, 2014
  • FRANKFURT – The Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) recommended in its annual report for 2013 that UNMIK publicly acknowledges its mistakes to which the families of the missing persons had pointed, and recommended to the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) to conduct an investigation and provide compensation to the families for the anguish they suffered.

    In Serbia | March 25, 2014
  • 25 March 2014 – The United Nations has condemned today’s deadly attack on an office of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul which comes less than two weeks before the holding of presidential and provincial council polls.

    UN News Centre | March 25, 2014
  • UNITED NATIONS -- As an increasingly confident and stronger Haitian police force take control of Haiti’s security, major crimes are seeing a double-digit drop and the United Nations is intensifying discussions about its future in the country.

    Miami Herald | March 24, 2014

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