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UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violence

Jul 12, 2016

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a UN peacekeeping mission. #United Nations #NewsTracker #South Sudan #UN peacekeepers #Salva Kiir #Riek Machar #UN chief Ban Ki-moon
Thirteen years after Liberia's civil war ended, UN security handover evokes pride and fear

Jun 30, 2016

Thirteen years after Liberia's civil war ended, UN security handover evokes pride and fear

As Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task. #United Nations #Civil War #Liberia #UN peacekeepers #UN Security #liberia civil war
UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

Feb 03, 2016

UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

The voices of victims and witnesses recklessly fall through cracks in legal jurisdictional gaps, or, get stymied by bureaucratic passing-of-the-buck, or, get subsumed in the overall politics of troop contribution. #United Nations #ConnectTheDots #Rape #Sexual abuse #UN peacekeepers #UN High Commissioner for Human Rights #Central African Republic #European Union operation #sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers
UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods: UN report

Jun 12, 2015

UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report. #ThatsJustWrong #Sex #United Nations #Libya #UN #Sexual harassment #Sexual abuse #Haiti #UN peacekeepers #UN report
India wins honour for contribution to UN Peacekeeping

May 14, 2015

India wins honour for contribution to UN Peacekeeping

India was honoured for its significant contribution to UN Peacekeeping over the last six decades at an event to celebrate International Day of UN Peacekeepers #India #NewsTracker #UN peacekeepers #UN Peacekeeping #Arun K Singh
India on organisational panel of UN peace building commission for 2 years

Mar 06, 2015

India on organisational panel of UN peace building commission for 2 years

India will serve on the organisational committee of the UN's peace building commission for a period of two years. #World #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #UN peacekeepers #UN peace bulding commission #organisational panel
UN awards J&K woman cop for exceptional achievement in peacekeeping

Oct 14, 2014

UN awards J&K woman cop for exceptional achievement in peacekeeping

An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. #United Nations #Jammu and Kashmir #UN #UN peacekeepers #J&K woman cops
Five UN peacekeepers killed, several wounded in Mali bomb attack:  Official

Sep 19, 2014

Five UN peacekeepers killed, several wounded in Mali bomb attack: Official

A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. #United Nations #Ban Ki-moon #terror #bomb attack #Mali #UN peacekeepers #peacekeeper deaths
Golan Heights: UN seeks help to free peacekeepers held hostage

Sep 04, 2014

Golan Heights: UN seeks help to free peacekeepers held hostage

The UN Security Council has called on "countries with influence" to press al-Qaeda-linked insurgents to release 45 UN peacekeepers from Fiji abducted last week in the Golan Heights. #United Nations #UN #UN peacekeepers #Fiji #Golan Heights