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 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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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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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan

Security Council action needed to permanently end South Sudan violence

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

Fallen peacekeepers honoured at UN

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UN and Africa: focus on Rwanda, Central African Republic and industrialization in Africa

It didn’t just take our people, genocide “took away our dignity”

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Stamping out sex abuse by UN personnel

Sexual abuse committed by civilian and military personnel working for the United Nations has been called “an extremely serious and troubling issue,” an issue which ambassadors and senior UN officials have put under a spotlight.

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Terrorist attacks undermine peace process in Mali

Violent extremist and terrorist groups operating in the volatile North and Central regions of Mali are determined to undermine the peace process, members of the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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