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‘One size fits none’ approach to young terrorists ‘could really backfire’: new UN University report

How does a child end up working for a terrorist organization that’s responsible for killing his own father?

That’s one of the questions addressed by a new report from the UN University (UNU) that’s drawn on two years of fieldwork.

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Effective peacekeeping “virtually impossible” without women troops: UN Force Commander

It is “virtually impossible” to fully serve and protect civilians who rely on UN peacekeeping missions around the world without the participation of women within the ranks.

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'Police Week' a “unique time” to listen and learn: new Police Adviser

Police Week which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, is a “unique time” for all involved in policing to exchange experience and learn from each other.

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UN Gender Focus: reproductive health, indigenous people and women in peacekeeping

Gender equality is “central to development”: UNFPA

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Time for Liberia to “step up” and assume full security role

Liberia is officially assuming full responsibility for national security in the country on Friday, taking over from the UN mission UNMIL.

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UN Gender Focus: women police in UN missions, an interactive map and South Sudan women

Women police in UN missions, sometimes “just better communicators”

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Women police in UN missions, sometimes “just better communicators”

Women serving in UN missions around the world are often “just the better communicators” when it comes to community policing.

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Prison overcrowding hinders peace process in post-conflict States – UN experts

Ineffective judicial systems are leading to prison overcrowding in countries with United Nations peacekeeping operations and can obstruct these blue helmet missions, senior officials have told a Department of Peacekeeping (DPKO) meeting in New York.

Peacekeeping grows yet international support uneven – UN officials

The international community's often faltering support for United Nations peacekeeping operations was making it difficult to maintain gains in key conflict areas, even though the UN has greatly boosted its operations in this field, top officials of the Organization have warned.

UN rule of law, security officials outline key priorities for 2008

Ensuring that United Nations disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) efforts are more fully integrated into the overall peace processes, getting quality staff and developing new partnerships are among the key priorities for the newly created Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), according to its senior officials.