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UN will use technology and medical capacity to improve peacekeeping

New York: Beginning on 7 December, ministers from around the world will discuss the technology and medical capacity building of UN Peacekeeping, UN officials said at a press conference on Monday.

‘Highest standards of conduct’ required for successful UN peacekeeping

New York: Successful peacekeeping requires the “highest standards of conduct” by civilian and uniformed peacekeepers, the UN chief told a High-Level Meeting this week on Strengthening the Conduct of Peacekeeping Personnel.

Mali coup: UN peacekeeping mission ‘must and will continue’ operations

New York: The United Nations continues to monitor the ongoing situation in Mali, where soldiers arrested the President and several members of his cabinet in a military coup on Tuesday.

Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan

New York/IBNS: The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.

Better training ‘a necessary and strategic investment’ in peacekeeping that saves lives: Guterres

New York, May 8 (IBNS): Better training for peacekeepers being deployed to increasingly hostile environments is a “necessary and strategic” investment which can also save lives, the UN Secretary-General told Security Councilmembers on Tuesday.

Great opportunity to develop professionally, says Argentinian commander deployed at UN peacekeeping

United Nations, Apr 5 (IBNS): A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said that serving the UN is a “great opportunity” to develop professionally and personally.

Peacekeeping: A 'great opportunity' to develop professionally and personally

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said that serving the UN is a “great opportunity” to develop professionally and personally.

‘Chance for peace’ in South Sudan finally within reach, declares UN Peacekeeping chief

New York, Dec 19 (IBNS): The security situation in South Sudan has significantly improved since the recently signed peace deal between the opposing parties in the country’s civil war, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of UN Peacekeeping (DPKO), told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar, a year on from deadly DR Congo attacks

New York, Dec 15 (IBNS): A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers who died in what was the biggest single loss of ‘blue helmets’ in recent history. 

Peacekeeping expectations ‘far outstrip resources’: UN chief

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS): “Expectations for peacekeeping have so far outstripped its resources,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Heads of State and Government on Tuesday, as he opened a High-Level meeting marking the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping operations, at UN Headquarters in New York.

General Debate kicks off, peacekeeping, human rights for all and South-Sudan

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS): On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of critical global topics. To help you navigate and make sure you don’t miss out on anything important, here’s the second of our daily UN News guides to what’s going on.

Adjust UN force in Abyei to current realities, peacekeeping chief urges Security Council

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): Amidst an increase in criminal activity in the Abyei area, which is contested by Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations top peacekeeping official on Thursday called for deployment of additional police units, to enhance the UN’s focus on maintaining law and order there, and furthering peace between local communities.

Guterres welcomes successful wrap up of long-running UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia

New York, Mar 31 (JEN): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the successful conclusion of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which officially closed its doors on Friday, and congratulated the West African country’s people and Government for turning the page on crisis and conflict.

The Netherlands and UN peacekeeping: Helping countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace

New York, Mar 16 (JEN): From air transport in the Congo to truce observation in the Golan and assistance in the transition to independence in Namibia, the Netherlands has a long history with United Nations peacekeeping.

Service and Sacrifice: Mongolia continues to strengthen its contribution to UN peacekeeping

New York, Mar 10 (JEN): Mongolia first joined United Nations peacekeeping in 2002 with the deployment of two unarmed military observers to the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara.  Soon after that, it sent two more officers to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Since then, Mongolia has continued to expand its contributions to UN peace operations in hot spots around the world.