UN Peace Operations

UNAMID urges Sudan to investigate IDP camp incident

Published September 9, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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September 9, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union-United Nations joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on Sudanese authorities to conduct a “full and detailed investigation” on the recent incident which took place at the Kalma IDP camp in South Darfur state capital of Nyala, saying it has no accurate count of the victims.

Militant group releases UN peacekeepers held hostage in Syria

Published September 11, 2014 by The Guardian
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All 45 peace keepers held hostage by a militant Islamic group in Syria have been freed, the UN has announced.

In a statement released on Twitter, the UN said the Fijian hostages were handed over unharmed on Thursday afternoon after being held for two weeks by the radical Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra.

African Union-UN mission calls for restraint amid tensions at Darfur camp

Published September 8, 2014 by UN News Centre
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8 September 2014 – Concerned about escalating tensions, the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region today called for restraint by all parties in and around the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) where demonstrations have resulted in several casualties over the weekend.

UN implicates South Sudan rebel leader in aid chopper downing

Published September 9, 2014 by AFP
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The United Nations mission in South Sudan on Tuesday implicated a rebel leader in the shooting down of one of its aid helicopters last month.

A statement from UNMISS said preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding the August 26 crash of the Mi-8 helicopter, which killed three Russian crewmen and injured a fourth, had "uncovered evidence indicating that the aircraft was shot down".

Conference Report: Promoting effective international peace operations in increasingly complex environments

Author(s): 
Wilton Park
Date Published: 
July 1, 2014

Conference report
Promoting effective international peace operations in increasingly complex environments
Sunday 15–Tuesday 17 June 2014 | WP1336

New UN South Sudan envoy stresses civilian protection, national ownership of peace process

Published September 2, 2014 by UN News Centre
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2 September 2014 – Taking up her post today as head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Løj acknowledged that while it was a “huge and difficult” challenge, the job was impossible to turn down because the country’s people had fought hard for their independence.

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Building on Progress to Strengthen African Peacekeeping

Published August 5, 2014 by DipNote
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On August 4-6, 2014, 51 African leaders are in Washington, D.C., for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The theme of the summit is “Investing in the Next Generation,” and its purpose will be to expand U.S. engagement in and deepen our partnership with Africa.

Mali: Ban condemns deadly attack against UN peacekeepers

Published September 2, 2014 by UN News Centre
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2 September 2014 – Condemning the latest in a series of recent attacks against United Nations personnel and contractors in northern Mali, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared that the latest incident, in which four UN peacekeepers were killed and 15 others injured, would not deter the Organization’s determination to support the Malian Government and people.

UN seeks help to free peacekeepers

Published September 4, 2014 by Al Jazeera America
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The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday on "countries with influence" to press al-Qaida-linked insurgents to release 45 U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji abducted last week in the Golan Heights. A press statement approved by all 15 council members after a briefing by U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous again demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the Fijian peacekeepers.

Security Council again demands immediate release of peacekeepers detained in Golan

Published September 3, 2014 by UN News Centre
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3 September 2014 – The Security Council called again today for the immediate and unconditional release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers seized late last week by an armed group in the Golan, while the Organization’s top peacekeeping official said the UN is continuing to look at ways to enhance safety and security procedures in what has become a “very challenging situation.”

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