UN peacekeeping operations

Why we should honour UN heroes like Captain Diagne

The courageous story of fallen peacekeepers like Captain Mbaye Diagne should serve as a reminder that the UN’s duty to protect “should prevail over all other considerations”, his foundation has said.

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Fast-response “vanguard brigade” of Peacekeepers now a reality

A “vanguard brigade” of UN Peacekeepers which can be deployed within 60 days to new trouble-spots, would have been “impossible” to envisage just two years ago.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia, peacekeeping and tech sector in Africa

“Huge positive developments in Somalia” as elections continue

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Non-state groups responsible for 60,000 deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa

In the past decade, armed groups have been responsible for 60,000 deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa alone, according to the head of UN peacekeeping operations.

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UN Police officers help to recover “hope for the future”

Police officers working for the United Nations in trouble spots around the world can play an important role in helping local populations to “recover hope for the future.”

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UN and Africa – Year Ahead 2016

Protecting citizens expected to be major challenge for UN in 2016

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“We are moving” on peacekeeping reform into 2016, says UN chief

“We are moving” to enact necessary reforms to UN peacekeeping in 2016, says the top official in charge of operations.

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UN supports South Sudan’s quest for peace, prosperity and development

The United Nations is walking “side-by-side” with the people of South Sudan as they pursue a path towards peace, prosperity and development, says the head of the Department that supports UN peacekeeping operations worldwide.

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Hotel siege in Mali over

A deadly hostage situation at a hotel in Mali which has reportedly led to the deaths of more than 25 people, is over, the UN has confirmed.

Armed terrorists had entered the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako, early on Friday morning, taking more than 150 hostages.

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Joy turns to "complete tragedy" in South Sudan

The joy the people of South Sudan felt at independence four years ago has turned to “complete tragedy”; that’s the view of the chief of UN peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous.

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