Peacekeeping News Articles

  • 11 September 2014 – The United Nations will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbours currently battling an “unprecedented” Ebola outbreak, the Organization’s peacekeeping chief pledged today in Monrovia, spotlighting his mission to assess how the UN can further support the country.

    UN News Centre | September 11, 2014
  • (Reuters) - China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed.

    Reuters | September 10, 2014
  • The United Nations mission in South Sudan on Tuesday implicated a rebel leader in the shooting down of one of its aid helicopters last month.

    A statement from UNMISS said preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding the August 26 crash of the Mi-8 helicopter, which killed three Russian crewmen and injured a fourth, had "uncovered evidence indicating that the aircraft was shot down".

    AFP | September 9, 2014
  • September 9, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union-United Nations joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on Sudanese authorities to conduct a “full and detailed investigation” on the recent incident which took place at the Kalma IDP camp in South Darfur state capital of Nyala, saying it has no accurate count of the victims.

    Sudan Tribune | September 9, 2014
  • 8 September 2014 – Concerned about escalating tensions, the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region today called for restraint by all parties in and around the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) where demonstrations have resulted in several casualties over the weekend.

    UN News Centre | September 8, 2014
  • The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday on "countries with influence" to press al-Qaida-linked insurgents to release 45 U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji abducted last week in the Golan Heights. A press statement approved by all 15 council members after a briefing by U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous again demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the Fijian peacekeepers.

    Al Jazeera America | September 4, 2014
  • 3 September 2014 – The Security Council called again today for the immediate and unconditional release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers seized late last week by an armed group in the Golan, while the Organization’s top peacekeeping official said the UN is continuing to look at ways to enhance safety and security procedures in what has become a “very challenging situation.”

    UN News Centre | September 3, 2014
  • 2 September 2014 – Condemning the latest in a series of recent attacks against United Nations personnel and contractors in northern Mali, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared that the latest incident, in which four UN peacekeepers were killed and 15 others injured, would not deter the Organization’s determination to support the Malian Government and people.

    UN News Centre | September 2, 2014
  • 2 September 2014 – Taking up her post today as head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Løj acknowledged that while it was a “huge and difficult” challenge, the job was impossible to turn down because the country’s people had fought hard for their independence.

    UN News Centre | September 2, 2014
  • Two UN peacekeepers have been killed and seven others were injured in a suicide attack on a UN patrol base in northern Mali.A pick-up truck laden with explosives drove into the UN camp in Ber, 50km (30 miles) east of Timbuktu.

    BBC News | August 16, 2014

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