Peacekeeping News Articles

  • Rome — Christian and Muslim leaders from conflict-torn Central African Republic said Monday they have appealed to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to rapidly deploy peacekeepers to stop the country's "descent into hell".

    A multi-faith delegation, made up of an archbishop, an imam and the head of the country's Protestant community, made the plea during a 10-day visit to Washington and New York, where they also sought help from the United States to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.

    AFP | March 24, 2014
  • 24 March 2014 – The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region is providing protection to thousands of people who sought refuge at its bases in Korma and Khor Abeche following violent attacks by armed assailants in the past several days.

    UN News Centre | March 24, 2014
  • Khartoum — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said unidentified gunmen attacked a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur and a number of villages in North Darfur states forcing some 3,000 civilians to seek protection at its bases.

    All Africa | March 24, 2014
  • The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, is more active than ever: in recent months, several war criminals have been arrested and imprisoned. But EULEX has also been met with criticism. 

    Deutsche Welle | March 23, 2014
  • Two foreign election observer and support missions have pulled staff out of Afghanistan after a Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul, in a move that could undermine confidence in the outcome of next month's vote.

    The Guardian | March 23, 2014
  • 21 March 2014 – The United Nations has strongly condemned last night’s deadly attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that has reportedly left nine civilians dead and several more wounded – the latest violence to strike Afghanistan ahead of next month’s elections.

    Afghan women and children, as well as several foreign nationals, were among those slain in the attack on the hotel, for which the Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility. /

    UN News Centre | March 21, 2014
  • Women’s full participation in Afghanistan’s upcoming Presidential and Provincial Councils is essential to ensure an inclusive and credible electoral process, a senior official of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today after meeting with civil society representatives.

    Khaama Press | March 20, 2014
  • 20 March 2014 – As Liberia enters its second post-conflict decade, it faces great challenges to institutionalizing critical sector reforms and building capacity for effective governance, a senior United Nations official said today, adding that seizing the present “window of opportunity” would be critical for consolidating the country’s hard-won peace and charting a future of inclusive development.

    UN News Centre | March 20, 2014
  • (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes on Wednesday against Syrian military sites in response to a roadside bombing that wounded four of its soldiers, but both sides signaled they were not seeking further escalation.

    Reuters | March 19, 2014
  • The UN Security Council President Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg) issued a statement on Monday (March 17). This followed last week's briefing to the Council by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, and Special Representative to the African Union, Haile Menkerios.

    The statement reiterated the Council's grave concern about the security and humanitarian situation in the Abyei Area, and condemned recent clashes between armed elements. The Council commended the leadership and peacekeepers of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

    All Africa | March 19, 2014

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