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‘Essential shifts’ needed for UN to tackle new peacekeeping challenges, report reveals

UN Peacekeeping InfographicFocus on political solutions, responsive and flexible operations, stronger partnerships and field-focused and people-centered mandates; these are the essential shifts the United Nations must urgently address as it faces challenging new landscapes in peacekeeping and conflict prevention, the chair of a high-level expert panel said, introducing a long-awaited report at Continue reading

Despite growing threats, UN peacekeepers worldwide remain dedicated to serve

UN 70 helping in emergenciesMore than one million military, police and civilian personnel have served as United Nations peacekeepers over the years, and despite growing security threats and the sacrifices that come with being deployed in challenging environments, over 100,000 men and women continue to work for the cause of peace. Continue reading

UN Secretary-General on an official visit to China

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. 19 June 2013 Beijing, China Meeting with Chinese leaders in Beijing, Secretary – General Ban Ki-moon discussed a range topics central to the agenda of the United Nations regarding peace and security, human rights and development, as well as the situation in Syria and the Korean peninsula. In talks with President Xi Jinping, Mr. Ban commended China for its commitment to  Continue reading

International Day of UN Peacekeepers – Adapting to New Challenges

Guests receive a guided tour of the IDG pre-deployment training village, led by Superintendent Jamey Bellicanta, AFP - smallUNIC Canberra marked International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers with an event hosted in collaboration with the Australian Federal Police International Deployment Group (IDG). Held at the IDG Headquarters, the event featured presentations from Assistant Commissioner Mandy Newton, National Manager IGD, and Commander  Continue reading