Peacekeeping News Articles

  • ASEAN will slowly develop and evolve regional peacekeeping coordination capacity.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set the objective of creating an ASEAN Community by the end of 2015. The ASEAN Community will be based on three pillars or communities: the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

    The Diplomat | April 25, 2014
  • Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers. Half of the 50 Sierra Leone military personnel participating in a recent workshop by USIP on negotiations and communication in peacekeeping were women, an important development considering the unit will be deployed in Somalia.

    All Africa | April 24, 2014
  • 23 April 2014 – Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in “business-as-usual” mode in the county, the Organization's peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop immediately; the Government has a duty to protect civilians; and the warring parties should negotiate a genuine ceasefire that will be respected by all sides.

    UN News Centre | April 23, 2014
  • ADDIS ABABA – The Djiboutian government has agreed to deploy peacekeeping forces to the Central African Republic (CAR), an official with the Djiboutian presidential office said Tuesday."We have responded to a request from the African Union and will send 140 peacekeepers to CAR," the official, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

    Turkish Press | April 22, 2014
  • PRESS RELEASE On Thursday 17 April, 2014, a group of armed Police, military and Wildlife soldiers in plain clothes together with some elements of Dinka Bor Youth, armed with AKM- 47 rifles and machetes (Pangas), attacked thousands of Nuer IDPs in the UNMISS camp in Bor, the Capital of Jonglei state. The IDPs have been under protection of UNMISS in its camp since the outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in Mid December last year. Details of casualties relayed by survivors of the attacked who attended to the burial of the dead in mass graves are 145 killed and 207 wounded.

    All Africa | April 20, 2014
  • Nyala — The General Commander of Unamid in South Darfur has announced that Unamid's military strength in the area will be substantially reinforced to provide better protection for the displaced. The move reportedly comes in response to information received of possible attacks planned by the government's Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

    All Africa | April 20, 2014
  • In July 2013, Sandra Honoré of Trinidad and Tobago assumed the position of Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission there, known as MINUSTAH, which was authorized in the aftermath of the ouster of President Bertrand Aristide and augmented after the destruction of the 2010 earthquake that took some 220,000 lives including 96 UN peacekeepers.

    UN News Centre | April 16, 2014
  • PRESS RELEASE  As part of ongoing work to assist the local communities across Darfur, UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria provided medical care for more than 100 people from the Neem IDP camp in El Daein, East Darfur on 14 April.

    All Africa | April 16, 2014
  • Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today.

    All Africa | April 16, 2014
  • DAKAR — The UN humanitarian coordinator for Mali says the country is in a deepening state of humanitarian crisis, with an additional 400,000 people expected to face food-insecurity by June.

    Voice of America | April 12, 2014

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