Peacekeeping News Articles

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Saturday that "Russia should not intervene in Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext of 'peacekeeping,'" according to a senior State Department official.

    CNN | August 9, 2014
  • The United States will announce on Wednesday plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help African nations develop peacekeeping forces that can be rapidly deployed to head off militant threats and other crises, an Obama administration official told Reuters.

    Reuters | August 6, 2014
  • On August 4-6, 2014, 51 African leaders are in Washington, D.C., for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The theme of the summit is “Investing in the Next Generation,” and its purpose will be to expand U.S. engagement in and deepen our partnership with Africa.

    DipNote | August 5, 2014
  • Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers in countries that contribute to UN peacekeeping operations.

    IRIN | July 29, 2014
  • The United Nations recently asked itself a soul-searching question: How have our blue-helmeted troops responded when civilians are attacked? The answer: Not very effectively.

    The New York Times | July 12, 2014
  • A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming an impasse that left the world body's operations in financial limbo for three days.

    Reuters | July 3, 2014
  • Imagine that, at the start of last year, a group of armed men ravaged your community, killing your family and destroying your town. And imagine that, once they reached the capital of your country, this group installed their leader with the support of even more armed men. Now imagine that a year later, after they lost power, you witnessed some of those same men don the uniform of peacekeepers, as world leaders informed you that these men would now be responsible for your protection.

    Foreign Policy | June 5, 2014
  • On Thursday the UN marked the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, honoring 106 who perished in 2013. It’s the sixth year in a row that saw the death of more than 100 UN personnel.

    VICE News | May 29, 2014
  • Kinshasa - The United Nations on Monday demanded that Congo-Brazzaville stop forcibly returning people to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The UN said Congo-Brazzaville had deported more than 130 000 DRC nationals since 4 April, creating an "acute humanitarian crisis".

    News 24 | May 26, 2014
  • VietNamNet Bridge – The inauguration ceremony of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre took place on Tuesday morning in Hanoi. Two first Vietnamese officers who will join the UN peacekeeping force were also introduced at the event.

    VietnamNet Bridge | May 26, 2014

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