Peacekeeping News Articles

  • http://en.starafrica.com/news/ssudan-over-200-000-civilians-seeking-for-protection-at-un-sites.html

    United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Friday that the number of civilians seeking for protection in UN peacekeeping mission compounds have risen to about 200.000 by the end of last September.In an update release, UNMISS said that the number of the civilians seeking safety in six protections of civilians’ sites have increased to 194,575 as the fighting continuous in some parts of the state despite the peace agreement signed by the two warring parties last August.

    APA | October 2, 2015
  • http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2015/10/02-american-troops-un-peacekeeping-ohanlon

    Little-noticed among all the Obama-Putin drama and other recent intrigue at the United Nations has been one issue that President Obama himself chose to highlight prominently: the future of United Nations peacekeeping. For all the high-level attention to conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, it is U.N. peacekeepers who handle most of the world’s hotspots—through more than a dozen missions at present, with a total of more than 100,000 soldiers worldwide.

    The Brookings Institution | October 2, 2015
  • http://allafrica.com/stories/201509300626.html

    Police have said preparations to institute a 140-strong all-female Formed Police Unit (FPU) to be deployed in UN peacekeeping operations are in "high gear."

    The New Times | September 30, 2015
  • https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/spla-prevents-displaced-people-entering-un-base-malakal

    Soldiers from South Sudan's national army SPLA prevented dozens of displaced people from reaching the UN's 'Protection of Civilians' site in Malakal town of Upper Nile state over the weekend, multiple sources told Radio Tamazuj.

    Radio Tamazuj | September 30, 2015
  • http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52065#.Vg1rsZcYH-Y

    30 September 2015 – Amid reports of extrajudicial executions, abductions and other abuses in Kunduz following this week’s attack by the Taliban, the United Nations today reminded all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan of their obligations to protect civilians and to respect human rights at all times.

    UN News Centre | September 30, 2015
  • http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52085&Cr=general%20debate&Cr1=#.Vg10XpcYH-Y

    30 September 2015 – Warning that the Central African Republic (CAR) is currently seeing an upsurge in deadly violence in and around its capital, Bangui, Foreign Minster Samuel Rangba today called on the United Nations to step up its support for the war-weary country, including by strengthening the UN peacekeeping mission there and lifting sanctions impacting training of military forces.

    UN News Centre | September 30, 2015
  • http://news.yahoo.com/nations-offer-30-000-troops-police-un-peacekeeping-193338715.html

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - More than 50 countries pledged 40,000 troops for United Nations peacekeeping at a US-led summit called to shore up missions under strain from the rise in global crises.

    AFP | September 29, 2015
  • http://news.yahoo.com/un-peacekeepers-kill-three-protesters-bangui-142411524.html

    Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Tension and fear gripped Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, with the city's main streets closed by barricades after a spate of violence, looting and the death of three protestors.

    AFP | September 29, 2015
  • http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40853:sipri-maintains-un-peace-ops-have-not-become-more-dangerous&catid=56:diplomacy-a-peace&Itemid=111

    A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on fatality trends in United Nations peace operations reveals the rate of peacekeepers dying while in UN service has steadily fallen over the past 25 years.

    defenceWeb | September 29, 2015
  • http://sudantribune.com/spip.php?article56541

    September 28, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan does not support the move to increase the numbers of United Nations troops in the young nation, the foreign affairs spokesperson said, a day after Britain hinted on deploying 370 soldiers to the war-torn country.

    Sudan Tribune | September 28, 2015

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