Jean Pierre LaCroix

‘We need support’: UN Peacekeeping chief

UN peacekeepers are facing increasing threats: fatalities are the highest in a generation, equipment is often inadequate, and political processes in many places are fragile or absent. 

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News in Brief 14 December 2017 (AM)

UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to fallen Tanzanian blue helmets

The head of UN peacekeeping operations has paid tribute to the 14 Tanzanian blue helmets killed last week by suspected rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (PM)

Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in DRC arrive home on UN flight

The bodies of the 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, have been returned home on a UN flight, according to Tanzania’s Foreign Minister.

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News in Brief 07 December 2017 (AM)

Famine conditions “likely” to return in parts of South Sudan next year

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“Personality politics” driving conflict in South Sudan must end

The South Sudanese people have been “held hostage” to “personality politics” for long enough and accountable institutions must be allowed to take over.

That’s the stark message from UN Peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 03 August 2017 (PM)

South Sudan protection force “on track”: UN peacekeeping chief

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Engagement of regional countries “good thing” for South Sudan peace

The engagement of countries in eastern Africa in a process aimed at revitalizing the peace process and bringing an end to conflict in South Sudan is a “good thing” the head of global UN peacekeeping operations has said.

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News in Brief 01 August 2017 (AM)

UN Peacekeeping chief in South Sudan

Peace initiatives in South Sudan cannot advance unless fighting comes to an end and the humanitarian situation of the people improves, the head of UN peacekeeping operations has said.

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News in Brief 28 July 2017 (PM)

CAR risks reaching “tipping point,” says UN peacekeeping chief

The Central African Republic (CAR) could rapidly reach a “tipping point” because of the increased intensity of attacks against civilians and peacekeepers.

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (PM)

UN deputy chief praises DRC for progress on issue of sexual violence

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