UN Peace Operations

Full-fledged UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be ‘high-risk undertaking,’ Security Council told

Published July 16, 2015 by UN News Centre
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16 July 2015 – A United Nations peacekeeping mission in Somalia would be a “high-risk undertaking,” considering the threats posed by Al-Shabaab militants and despite advances made by the African Union Mission in the country (AMISOM), a senior UN official told the Security Council today.

UNAMID says alarmed by fresh tribal clashes in South Darfur

Published July 16, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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July 16, 2015 (EL FASHER) - The African Union United Nation Mission in Darfur on Thursday said alarmed by reports about the escalation of tribal violence between Reizegat and Habaniya groups in South Darfur this week.

Success of UN DR Congo mission hinges on ‘constructive partnership’ with Government, Security Council told

Published July 14, 2015 by UN News Centre
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14 July 2015 – The capacity of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to fulfil its mandate rests on “persistent engagement” with the authorities, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the Mission, Martin Kobler, told the Security Council today.

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Abyei through December 2015

Published July 14, 2015 by UN News Centre
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14 July 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the Organization’s interim peacekeeping force in Abyei – a resource-rich area contested by Sudan and South Sudan – as part of ongoing efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians in the disputed territory.

UN says 'consulting' with Juba to reverse expulsion of senior staff

Published July 13, 2015 by Radio Tamazuj
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon says that the United Nations was consulting with South Sudan's national government to reverse the decision made by the Unity State government to expel UNMISS state coordinator Mary Cummins.

Afghanistan: UN envoy condemns deadly suicide attack that killed 27 civilians

Published July 13, 2015 by UN News Centre
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13 July 2015 – The top UN official in Afghanistan today condemned the deadly attack perpetrated on Sunday in the eastern province of Khost.

South Sudan Enemies Find Uneasy Refuge Together at a U.N. Base

Published July 10, 2015 by The New York Times
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UNMISS BASE, MALAKAL, South Sudan — The trial started at dawn.

After patrolling all night along the fetid paths that wind through this tent city crammed with about 30,000 people fleeing a civil war, an assembly of young men questioned someone suspected of supplying weapons to a rival faction.

Peace operations on the increase, personnel decreasing

Published July 10, 2015 by defenceWeb
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Peace operations, whether they are peacekeeping or peace support, are on the increase and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) points out the number of personnel involved is less.

U.N. sends home 20 peacekeepers from Central African Republic for misconduct

Published July 9, 2015 by Reuters
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BANGUI (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday sent home 20 foreign U.N. peacekeepers from Central African Republic, who used "excessive force" on four people, killing two of them, it said.

Under Attack and Above Scrutiny? Arms and Ammunition Diversion from Peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan, 2002-2014

Author(s): 
Eric G. Berman
Mihaela Racovita
Date Published: 
July 10, 2015

From 2005 to 2014, peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan were attacked more than 100 times and suffered the loss of hundreds of weapons and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to a new report from the Small Arms Survey. Weapons losses have included pistols, assault rifles, machine guns (including heavy machine guns), grenade launchers, anti-tank weapons, and mortars. Documented losses have been incurred by United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) peace operations in Darfur and South Sudan.

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