Peacekeeping News Articles

  • UNITED NATIONS (WOMENSENEWS) --Dina Kawar, Jordan's permanent representative to the United Nations since August 2014, is the first Arab woman to serve as president of the U.N. Security Council, a month-long rotating position she held in April. She sat down with Women's eNews to discuss the U.N.'s role in protecting women in conflict, Syrian refugees in Jordan and how she looks back on her month in the presidency.

    Women's eNews | May 19, 2015
  • Burundian opposition parties and civil society organizations have issued a joint call to the international community to deploy an international peacekeeping force to the crisis-hit country.

    World Bulletin | May 19, 2015
  • GENEVA May 19 (Reuters) - About 100,000 people taking refuge in U.N.-protected camps in South Sudan have been trapped there by "staggering" violence in the north of the country, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.

    Reuters | May 19, 2015
  • The UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) has hailed the launch of the third phase of the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration program (DDR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

    Xinhua News | May 19, 2015
  • Children in South Sudan as young as seven have been killed, abducted and raped in recent violence, the United Nations' children's charity says.Survivors believed the attacks in Unity State were carried out by groups linked to South Sudan's military, Unicef said.

    BBC News | May 18, 2015
  • Armed SPLA soldiers have repeatedly forced their way into the United Nations 'Protection of Civilians' site or an adjoining extension area at a peacekeeping base in Bentiu over the last month and a half, according to incident reports seen by Radio Tamazuj.

    Radio Tamazuj | May 18, 2015
  • NEW YORK, USA--As Haiti approaches presidential and municipal elections, adequate international support was needed to avoid a security vacuum and a loss of gains made towards democracy and development, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) heard on Tuesday as it weighed a substantial cut to the 2015/16 budget of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in that country.

    The Daily Herald | May 15, 2015
  • According to a section of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act, if the recent attempted coup in Burundi had succeeded, the U.S. government would have been required to suspend its military assistance to the country. This would have jeopardized Washington’s policy of supporting the fight against al-Shabab in Somalia, where Burundi is a major troop contributor, and raised questions about its continued use of autocratic regimes as peacekeeping partners.

    The Washington Post | May 15, 2015
  • India which has contributed nearly 180,000 troops, the largest by any country, in the UN peacekeeping operations has been honoured for making significant contribution towards the global peace and stability at the Capitol Hill here.

    Business Standard | May 14, 2015
  • 14 May 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned yesterday's killing of at least 17 civilians in two separate attacks for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

    UN News Centre | May 14, 2015

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