NATO & EU Peacekeeping

EU May Send Troops to Central Africa

Published January 17, 2014 by Wall Street Journal
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Amid fears of intensifying religious violence, the European Union is expected to authorize a mission Monday that would send up to 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic, the bloc's first full-fledged military land operation in six years.

After ‘milestone’ Kosovo poll, UN to assist further political development

Published November 19, 2013 by UN News Centre
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19 November 2013 – The United Nations pledged full cooperation today with the European Union (EU) in tackling the “critical and broadly more challenging phase” confronting Kosovo after the “essential step forward” achieved through municipal elections earlier this month.

EULEX, KFOR, UNMIK should stay as long as possible – Ivica Dacic

Published November 14, 2013 by InSerbia
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EULEX, KFOR and UNMIK should stay in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) as long as possible so as to ensure peace and security for all citizens, primarily Serbs, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday.

He told reporters that he also said that to EULEX Kosovo Head of Mission Bernd Borchardt earlier in the day, stressing that the international missions are guarantors of the implementation of peace agreements.

UN renews EU peacekeeping force in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Published November 12, 2013 by Associated Press
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The Security Council has voted unanimously to renew the European-led U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia for a year.

The mandate of EUFOR, consisting of some 900 troops, was renewed without debate Tuesday in a resolution adopted by all 15 council members.

Uganda hauls back two dozen Somalia peacekeepers over scam

Published September 18, 2013 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Uganda has recalled the commander of its peacekeeping force in Somalia and almost two dozen other officers suspected of involvement in a scam to steal food and fuel and sell it on the black market.

Out of Lebanon: UN faces imminent pullout of EU peacekeepers

Published September 12, 2013 by World Tribune
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NICOSIA — The United Nations is bracing for a withdrawal by European Union peacekeepers from Lebanon.

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon has been consulting with EU states on the prospect of an imminent withdrawal from Lebanon.

Community Self-Protection Strategies: How Peacekeepers Can Help or Harm

Aditi Gorur
Date Published: 
August 5, 2013

In the face of deliberate violence against civilians, communities often have no one to rely on for protection but themselves. These communities may pursue a wide variety of activities to counter, mitigate, deter or avoid threats. A diverse range of actors has recognized the importance of considering a community's self-protection strategies before intervening. These actors advise that external protection providers should ideally enhance these strategies as appropriate, or at least avoid undermining them.

Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?

Published December 19, 2012 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Shortly after Friba joined the Afghan National Police, she gave herself the nickname "dragon" and vowed to bring law and order to her tormented homeland.

No breakthrough in Afghan peace efforts before 2014: official

Published November 11, 2012 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Afghanistan's government has failed to secure direct talks with the Taliban and no significant progress is expected before 2014, when most NATO combat troops withdraw, a senior Afghan official closely involved with reconciliation efforts said on Friday.

Afghanistan's government 'could collapse' after 2014 - report

Published October 9, 2012 by BBC News
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A new report on Afghanistan warns that the departure of Nato forces in 2014 could be followed by the government's collapse and even civil war, unless steps are taken now.

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