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Secretary-General addresses top peacekeeping officials amid allegations of sexual abuse by UN ‘blue helmets’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conducted today an urgent video conference with the heads of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Force Commanders, and Police Commissioners following a series of revelations alleging abuse by UN ‘blue helmets’ in the field, Including, most recently in the Central African Republic. Continue reading

‘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

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

United Nations peacekeeping is modernizing to ensure that it can tackle tomorrow’s peace and security challenges. It is deploying new technologies such as unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles, refining its practices to better protect civilians, and boosting the representation of women among its ranks while strengthening its partnerships with regional organizations. Continue reading

UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic Established

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council has approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access in the war-torn country.
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International assistance force for Mali transformed into UN peacekeeping mission

Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje GrujicA new United Nations peacekeeping mission for insurgent-beset Mali was launched today as forces from a previous, African-led international force officially donned the blue berets that identify the operations of the world organization. The transfer of authority from the forces of the African-led International Support Continue reading

Peacekeeping mission commanders brief Security Council

Wide view of the Security Council meeting on peacekeeping operations. 26 June 2013 New York, Unite NationsMilitary leaders from three United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa told the Security Council what they need to support the “blue helmets” under their command and help them better assist local authorities and protect the people of the countries in which they serve. The expanded use of new technologies, including unarmed drones, in United Nations peacekeeping Continue reading