International Day of UN Peacekeepers

He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague

But for the selfless bravery of the UN ‘blue helmet’ who dragged him to safety during a firefight against Congolese militiamen, it is unlikely that Corporal Ali Khamis Omary would be alive to tell the tale. The man who saved him, Malawian peacekeeper Chancy Chitete, was not so lucky.

UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others

Ever since the UN deployed the first of its 72 peacekeeping missions back in 1948, more than 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, at a wreath laying ceremony in honour of those “brave men and women” who serve.

Court-martial “where the acts have occurred” urges peacekeeping chief

Countries whose peacekeepers have sexually abused people under their protection, should allow their troops to be court-martialled where the crimes took place.

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Rwandan major “happy” to promote peace in South Sudan

A Rwandan army major has said he is “happy” to be part of a mission which is working hard to promote peace in war-torn South Sudan.

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Haiti “more secure” as a result of UN peacekeepers

Peacekeepers working for the UN mission in Haiti have done what’s been described as a “beautiful job” making the Caribbean island nation “more secure” than it was when they arrived 12 years ago.

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UN and Africa: focus on peacekeeping, South Sudan and Nigeria

Fallen peacekeepers honoured at UN

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