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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.”

Two UN peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

Published August 16, 2014 by BBC News
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Two UN peacekeepers have been killed and seven others were injured in a suicide attack on a UN patrol base in northern Mali.A pick-up truck laden with explosives drove into the UN camp in Ber, 50km (30 miles) east of Timbuktu.

U.N. states overcome impasse to pass peacekeeping budget

Published July 3, 2014 by Reuters
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A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming an impasse that left the world body's operations in financial limbo for three days.

Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed?

Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers in countries that contribute to UN peacekeeping operations.

Beleaguered Blue Helmets

Published July 12, 2014 by The New York Times
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The United Nations recently asked itself a soul-searching question: How have our blue-helmeted troops responded when civilians are attacked? The answer: Not very effectively.

Peacekeeping Is Deadly Business

Published May 29, 2014 by VICE News
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On Thursday the UN marked the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, honoring 106 who perished in 2013. It’s the sixth year in a row that saw the death of more than 100 UN personnel.

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