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Sudan says UNAMID personnel have history of sexual abuse

Published November 25, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said that it has documented cases of sexual abuse of Darfuri women committed by members of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), accusing the latter of failing to take action.

DR Congo: UN special envoy condemns ‘trend of massacres’ in eastern province

Published November 24, 2014 by UN News Centre
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24 November 2014 – The security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “worsening,” a senior United Nations official has warned, citing an escalating trend of massacres in the town of Beni – the site of continuing flare-ups of deadly violence between armed groups, including Ugandan-based rebels operating in the area.

Building EU-UN Coherence in Mission Planning & Mandate Design

Author(s): 
Thierry Tardy
Richard Gowan
Date Published: 
November 13, 2014

Just over five years ago, relations between the EU and UN were strained due to the difficulties of planning and implementing coordinated missions in Chad and Kosovo. Today, relations are considerably more cordial, but there is still room to improve the two organizations’ joint planning procedures. This paper aims to assess what has been achieved in the field of planning coordination and what the remaining challenges are; it also makes some suggestions for further action.

Darfur displaced worry about exit Unamid, demand replacement

Published November 24, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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EL FASHER (24 Nov.) - Internally displaced people in Darfur have agreed that troops of the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur (Unamid) should not leave the region, before they are replaced with alternative forces which protect the civilian and displaced population. The peacekeeping mission confirmed it has received a request from Khartoum to put in place an exit strategy from Darfur.

Sudan asks UNAMID to embark on exit strategy from Darfur

Published November 21, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign ministry told western diplomats and international organisations in Khartoum on Friday that it has informed the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) two weeks ago to begin an exit strategy from the restive region.

Key UN peacekeeping review will be done from afar

Published November 21, 2014 by Associated Press
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UNITED NATIONS: The Nobel Peace Prize winner who will lead the first major review of United Nations peacekeeping operations in 15 years said Thursday his panel likely will do its work from afar.

Security Council adopts first-ever resolution on ‘invaluable role’ of UN police operations

Published November 20, 2014 by UN News Centre
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20 November 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today adopted its first-ever resolution focusing on the world body’s policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to peacekeeping, civilian protection and the rule of law, and pledging to give clear mandates as well as appropriate resources to UN police-related work.

UN peacekeepers facing 'complex challenges'

Published November 20, 2014 by AFP
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New York - Dozens of UN peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria's Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100 000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.

UNAMID to conduct another investigation into mass rape allegations

Published November 18, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reaffirmed its intention to conduct another investigation into recent claims of the mass rape of some 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur state.

Haiti Police Face Crucial Test With UN Drawdown

Published November 17, 2014 by Associated Press
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Their new uniforms clean and crisp, the Haitian officers chat with street vendors and school kids as they stroll through a neighborhood of the dense capital, a practice in the sort of community policing the national force is embracing as it works to reinvent itself.

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