UN Peace Operations

U.N. peacekeeper killed in clashes in C. African Republic - spokesman

Published August 2, 2015 by Reuters
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BANGUI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - At least one soldier with the U.N. peackeeping mission in Central African Republic was killed on Sunday during clashes with armed assailants in a northern neighbourhood of the capital Bangui, a spokesman for the mission said.

Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations Meeting on Mali: Peacekeeping in a Counter-terrorism Environment

Published July 30, 2015 by What's In Blue
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Tomorrow afternoon (31 July), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, a subsidiary body of the Security Council currently chaired by Chad, is expected to meet to discuss the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the challenges of peacekeeping in a counter-terrorism environment.

Dok community leader calls for new UN bases in Leer and Panyijar

Published July 29, 2015 by Radio Tamazuj
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A Dok Nuer community leader has called on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to establish base camps in Leer County and Panyijar County to protect civilians who fled from atrocities committed by South Sudanese government forces.

UNAMID peacekeeper freed in Darfur after five days in captivity

Published July 27, 2015 by StarAfrica
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A peacekeeper of the United Nations, African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been released on Sunday after five days in captivity in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur, UNAMID disclosed here Sunday.

Blog: Time for the AU and UN to renew their vows in Darfur

Published July 24, 2015 by Institute for Security Studies
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The relationship between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) in Darfur has all the makings of a highly dysfunctional marriage, with one side throwing around its weight to show power and make decisions, while the other ends up being excluded from day-to-day affairs.

Safety and Security Challenges in UN Peace Operations

Author(s): 
Haidi Willmot
Scott Sheeran
Lisa Sharland
Date Published: 
July 15, 2015

Ensuring the safety and security of personnel in United Nations (UN) peace operations is vital for
fulfilling the organization’s duty of care. It also has a strategic impact, including on the efficacy of
mandate execution, force generation, the evolution of peace operations, and sustaining the relevance of the UN in the maintenance of international peace and security.

Sudan’s Abyei co-chair says security stable in disputed area

Published July 23, 2015 by Radio Tamazuj
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Sudan’s co-chair of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC) Hassan Ali Nemir claimed that the security situation is stable in the contested area of Abyei.

Blog: Can U.N. peacekeepers fight terrorists?

Published June 30, 2015 by Brookings Institution
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Can peacekeepers fight terrorists? Last Friday, Islamist militants killed thirty Burundian soldiers serving with the African Union’s mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The incident was overshadowed by the news of further terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France. But it is an ugly reminder that multilateral peace operations, often relying on poorly equipped troops from developing countries, are in the front line of the battle against Islamist extremism across North Africa and the Middle East. [...]

Blog: Global Peace Operations Initiative Promotes International Peacekeeping

Published July 21, 2015 by DipNote
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As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power recently said, “Today’s UN peacekeeping is not your mother’s peacekeeping.

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