Peacekeeping News Articles

  • New York—The Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, formally launches Train, Act, Protect: A new standard in child protection training for peacekeepers. The launch at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations marks new training that is the product of collaboration between international actors and organizations, including the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.

    Relief Web | April 9, 2014
  • The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today that since the hostilities that erupted between the Government and opposition forces last December, an average of 75,000 civilians have found refuge from violence in UN bases across the country.

    All Africa | April 9, 2014
  • 8 April 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned an attack in the southern province of Kandahar which killed 15 civilians and injured another five.

    UN News Centre | April 8, 2014
  • AMSTERDAM (7 Apr.) - The UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (Unamid) has omitted key information on a suspected ethnic cleansing operation in 2012 from its reports to the UN Security Council, according to leaked internal documents.

    The mission has also not provided all the evidence it had on banned offensive air raids and joint attacks on civilians by the Sudanese government and Arab militias known popularly as 'Janjaweed.'

    Radio Dabanga | April 7, 2014
  • The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) congratulates the men and women of Afghanistan on the country’s Presidential and Provincial Council elections. By their actions they have enabled Afghanistan’s first democratic transition from one elected President to another.

    Khaama Press | April 6, 2014
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon vowed Saturday that the world would not forget Central African Republic, as he visited the country wracked by sectarian violence that has left thousands dead and forced most of the nation’s Muslims to flee.

    The Washington Post | April 5, 2014
  • UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a resolution aimed at improving its peacekeeping mission in Darfur as violence surges and hundreds of thousands flee.

    The New Zealand Herald | April 4, 2014
  • (Reuters) - Chad began withdrawing its troops from Central African Republic's peacekeeping mission on Friday as a U.N. report accused its soldiers of killing 30 civilians and wounding 300 in an attack on a crowded market last week.

    Reuters | April 4, 2014
  • The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General or SRSG to Liberia has expressed serious disappointment and frustration over the poor management of facilities that were turned over by UNMIL to the Liberian government to be used by the security sector.

    All Africa | April 3, 2014
  • Rwanda peacekeepers deployed in UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID), were joined by International Staff and Darfur Locals in Global Umuganda to mark 20th commemoration of genocide against Tutsi. The community work was conducted in Suqal Mawashi, El-Fasher, Sudan. Peacekeepers helped locals to collect plastic bags, clear stagnant water around El-Fasher suburbs, remove dirty stuffs, and clean different places.

    News of Rwanda | April 2, 2014

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