From the Field

“Unique experience” for British engineers in South Sudan

British engineers who have recently joined the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are enjoying a unique experience according to the Commanding Officer of the contingent.

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“Imperative” Somali elections handled “correctly”

It is “imperative” that the upcoming elections in Somalia are handled correctly given that the electoral process for parliament was marred by corruption and intimidation.

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“Permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon-Israel “best outcome”

Moving towards a “permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon and Israel remains the “real challenge” facing the UN’s Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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UN Police face “true hardship” taking care of local communities

UN Police officers face “true hardship” taking care of the local communities they are assigned to.

That’s according to Stefan Feller, the UN Police Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations.

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Steep learning curve for UN police officers

A steep learning curve faces United Nations police officers when they are stationed in a mission where the UN is providing support.

That’s the view of Maria Appelblom, chief of the organization’s Standing Police Capacity which is based in Italy.

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“Inclusive” aspect of “living together” stressed at UN conference

The importance of diverse communities living together in harmony is expected to be underlined at a UN conference getting underway in Azerbaijan on Monday.

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Countries urged more action on task force against Boko Haram

A senior UN representative is calling for more “active interaction” among countries fighting the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Implementation of peace deal “light at the end of the tunnel” for South Sudan

The “light at the end of the tunnel” for South Sudan is the implementation of the peace agreement reached this past summer.

That’s according to the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Løj.

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An end to the “misery” is in sight, Somalis tell UN

After 25 years of conflict and misery, the Somali people see an end in sight.

That’s according to John Ging, head of operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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“Positive trajectory” for humanitarian situation in Pakistan

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan has a “positive trajectory” despite an ongoing crisis, according to a senior UN official who has just visited the country.

Five million Pakistanis have been displaced by conflict in recent years, but many are now returning home.

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