Peacekeeping News Articles

  • Irena Dzisiewska has plenty of experience as a peacekeeper. She’s done tours in the Balkans and Afghanistan, and is off to join the UN mission in Mali this month. Dzisiewska, a lieutenant colonel in the British army, is adamant that women are an essential part of all peacekeeping operations - and often bring more to the role than men.

    The Guardian | September 17, 2015
  • Rwanda, 1994. The nadir of many lows for UN peacekeeping.

    Hundreds of desperate Tutsis sought refuge on the first day of the genocide at a school where 90 UN troops were under the command of Captain Luc Lemaire. Here, they were surely safe from the Hutus and their machetes.

    The Guardian | September 17, 2015
  • The UK is to devote more troops to UN peacekeeping, with personnel being sent to South Sudan, the BBC has learned.The prime minister will detail the move at a summit in New York this month.

    BBC News | September 16, 2015
  • A plan outlining the UN Secretary-General's priorities for the future of the organization's peacekeeping operations was presented to the General Assembly on Friday. It includes measures aimed at stamping out sexual exploitation and abuse by people serving under the UN flag.

    Ghana Broadcasting Corporation | September 13, 2015
  • 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.

    The Financial Express | September 12, 2015
  • UNITED NATIONS — In his most extensive public remarks since a string of sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, Hervé Ladsous, the United Nations under secretary of peacekeeping affairs, said Friday that he had taken the unprecedented step of suspending the salaries of troops accused of misconduct and had proposed sending soldiers on “rest and recreation” breaks every few months to relieve stress.

    The New York Times | September 11, 2015
  • 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.

    Reuters | September 11, 2015
  • UNITED NATIONS — In Darfur, United Nations peacekeepers have covered up evidence of government-led attacks against civilians and, on occasion, even attacks on themselves.

    The New York Times | September 11, 2015
  • 10 September 2015 – Liberia is working hard to build institutions, pass legislation and put in place mechanisms that will enable it to maintain stability without the presence of a peacekeeping force, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today.

    UN News Centre | September 10, 2015
  • Yaounde - Around 200 soldiers from Cameroon marched through the streets of the capital on Wednesday to demand eight months of back pay for their service with the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.

    News 24 | September 10, 2015

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