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.

News In Brief 12 September 2018

  • Cancer “a growing global threat”: IARC
  • Stronger response needed to threats against peacekeepers: UN peacekeeping chief
  • Exposing workers to toxic substances a “vicious form of exploitation”: UN expert
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News in Brief 18 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief heads for CAR “to strengthen international support for peace”

Against a backdrop of growing violence and communal tension, the UN chief announced on Wednesday that he’s heading to the Central African Republic “to strengthen international support for peace”.

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC

Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.

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News in Brief 12 may 2017 - (PM)

Missing peacekeeper in the Central African Republic found dead

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, migrants and CAR

“Tragic milestone”: 1 in 5 South Sudanese children now a refugee, UNICEF

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News in Brief 20 March 2017 (PM)

“High number of deaths” reported in Kananga area of DRC

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UN and Africa: focus on UN peacekeeping, post-conflict Liberia and African refugees

Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response

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Terrorism threat requires UN peacekeeping to be more nimble

A deadly ambush this weekend on UN peacekeepers in Mali has highlighted the dangerous landscape in which many blue helmets operate.

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“Don’t revictimize” sexually abused women

Women who have been sexually abused should not be “revictimized” through the need to constantly describe the crimes they have suffered; that’s the view of the UN’s recently appointed Special Coordinator on Improving the United Nations Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

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