Peacekeeping News Articles

  • Two soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission on the Golan Heights were wounded yesterday when a mortar bomb exploded at their base, Camp Ziouani.

    The two, who are not Irish soldiers, were treated in an Israeli hospital for what were reported locally as moderate to light wounds apparently caused by flying glass.

    The Irish Times | May 5, 2015
  • 4 May 2015 – The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has condemned today’s attack on a UN helicopter near the city of Beni as “unacceptable and intolerable.”

    UN News Centre | May 4, 2015
  • When the Central African Republic stumbled into chaos in 2013, French soldiers were sent to protect the country's most vulnerable people. Now, some of those soldiers stand accused of sexually exploiting children instead of defending them -- and it is only the latest accusation of sexual crimes committed by peacekeeping troops backed by the U.N.

    The Washington Post | May 3, 2015
  • May 1, 2015 (KASS) - The prosecutor office in the locality of Kass in South Darfur has filed charges against the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) demanding lift of immunity from the mission’s troops involved in the recent killing incident in prelude to put them to trial.

    Sudan Tribune | May 1, 2015
  • French authorities sent a letter of thanks to the UN whistleblower who passed on details of the alleged of abuse of children by its troops in Africa, the Guardian can reveal.

    The Guardian | May 1, 2015
  • A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.

    Sources close to the case said Anders Kompass passed the document to the French authorities because of the UN’s failure to take action to stop the abuse. The report documented the sexual exploitation of children as young as nine by French troops stationed in the country as part of international peacekeeping efforts.

    The Guardian | April 29, 2015
  • There is need to rethink the approach to peacekeeping and give new meaning to peace operations, to ensure such missions deliver on their mandate wherever they are deployed, according to Lt Gen (Rtd) Romeo Dallaire.

    The New Times | April 28, 2015
  • BAMAKO, MALI—Tuareg rebels shot at United Nations peacekeepers outside the town of Timbuktu in northern Mali on Tuesday in a sign of growing tensions that threaten a fragile peace process, the U.N. mission in the West African country said.

    Reuters | April 28, 2015
  • United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN culture chief Irina Bokova urged the Security Council on Monday to task peacekeepers with protecting cultural sites and to help prosecute those who destroy historical treasures.

    AFP | April 27, 2015
  • Khartoum (AFP) - Sudan's government on Sunday accused peacekeepers in Darfur of killing seven civilians, disputing the UN-African Union mission's version of events in which it said its forces had repelled two attacks by gunmen.

    AFP | April 26, 2015

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