Peace and Security

Secretary-General hails Uruguay’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today thanked Uruguay for being one of the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping worldwide.

On Peacekeepers’ Day, UN honours those serving and fallen heroes

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the more than 120,000 military, police and civilian personnel serving in the various United Nations peacekeeping missions across the world and honoured those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

UN report warns of disturbing trend of attacks against schools during armed conflicts

An increasing number of parties to armed conflicts around the world are deliberately attacking schools or forcing them to close in a disturbing and growing trend, according to a United Nations report released today.

Armed groups in Central African Republic continue to recruit children – UN report

A new United Nations report voices serious concern about the continued recruitment of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and calls for measures to address the ongoing “protection crisis” in the country.