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Guterres looks back on challenging year for UN peacekeeping

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Reviewing 2023 peacekeeping operations, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said 88 000 peacekeepers from 125 countries served in 12 missions worldwide in the...

Hundred plus blue helmets killed in 2022

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The more than 87 000 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers worldwide are “a beacon of hope and protection” for vulnerable civilians in an increasingly dangerous...

Three South African peacekeepers to be posthumously honoured in New York

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United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York will observe the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on Thursday, three days ahead of the actual commemoration...

World facing greatest number of conflicts since 1945 – UN

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The world is facing highest number of violent conflicts since 1945, from Yemen to Syria, Myanmar and Sudan and now the catastrophic war in...

Rebel activity ongoing in DRC, despite thousands of MONUSCO patrols

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An indication of the work MONUSCO, the largest United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission with a sizeable South African contingent, does in its “adopted” home...

Guterres outlines peacekeeping gaps to Seoul Ministerial

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Notwithstanding progress in a number of areas, United Nations peacekeeping efforts face what the world body’s senior man calls “significant gaps”. Secretary General Antonio Guterres...

UN chief takes on Ethiopia over expelled staff: show me proof

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hit back at Ethiopia on Wednesday over the government's expulsion of seven UN staff, demanding proof of accusations against them...

UN chief says social fabric of Ethiopia being torn apart

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Thursday that a conflict in Ethiopia has spread beyond the northern Tigray region and "a...

UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday pushed for an immediate ceasefire and unrestricted aid access in Ethiopia's Tigray region, where he said millions of...

UN Security Council asked to authorise more troops for Mali mission

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the Security Council to authorise additional troops for the peacekeeping mission in Mali in response to rising...

MONUSCO patrols top the 23 000 mark in four months

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Now in its 11th year, the United Nations mission in the conflict riddled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues its unabated efforts to protect...

Guterres on latest DRC massacres

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A spate of civilian massacres in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elicited a repeat of a call last year by the UN...

Pompeo says US seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels...

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that US and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi...

AU commended by UN for institutional reforms

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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres commended the African Union (AU), a UN peace partner, and its leadership for progress achieved in institutional...

Africa on the rise – UN Secretary-General

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Africa is "on the move and on the rise" with communities coming together to resolve problems and offer mutual support, United Nations...

Africa is moving in the direction of peace – Guterres

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres maintains Africa is increasingly moving in the "direction of peace". Speaking in Addis Ababa earlier this week, where he...

ISS: Building a better UN-AU peacekeeping partnership

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‘I have addressed this council several times over the past year on peacekeeping reform. It is now time to take action together,'...

U.N. chief sets out disarmament vision, from hand grenades to H-bombs

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres unveiled a global disarmament strategy on Thursday just as U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a summit on nuclear...

Unveiling new Libya plan, UN sees opportunity for peace

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The United Nations launched a roadmap for a renewed international effort to break the political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil...

UN and AU commit to enhancing African peace and security

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The African Union and United Nations are working towards enhancing African peace and security capabilities as part of a shared interest in...

New UN approach to “stamp out” sexual exploitation and abuse

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Stressing that the United Nations should not, in any way, be associated with the vile and vicious crimes of rape, sexual violence,...

New UN Chief addresses Security Council for the first time

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Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to...

UN Secretary-General designate debuts at General Assembly

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Antonio Guterres, the man who takes over from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in January as the world body's number one, ...

Boat people numbers near the 350, 000 mark for 2014

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The UN refugee agency has warned the international community is losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and...

UN says western CAR “cleansed” of Muslims

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Most Muslims have been driven out of the western half of conflict-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where thousands of civilians risk of...