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COVID-19 exacerbating CAT vulnerabilities – UN peacekeeping chief

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The Central African Republic (CAR) is progressing with preparations for presidential and legislative elections in December, but the political situation remains fragile and security...

Multilateral peace operations declined in 2019 – report

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While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according...

US peacekeeping investment helping fight COVID-19

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Five African countries are among the over 120 worldwide on receiving end of US largesse, said to be more than $900 million, since the...

Sinai peacekeeper cutback to be discussed

Israel will discuss with close ally the US a newspaper report that US-led peacekeeping force in the Egyptian Sinai may be scaled back, calling...

UN peacekeeping rotations on hold until mid-year

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The South African component of the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission – MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – will stay in place...

Female peacekeepers should be climbing the ladder

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Bintou Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, discusses the benefits and challenges of bringing more women into peacekeeping. Originally from Guinea, Keita joined the United...

Training for peace

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Peacekeeping is sometimes called a paradox because it requires the ability to use force and the restraint not to use it. Former United Nations...

Mali peace deal implementation a must – UN peacekeeping chief

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Implementation of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali is the only path to stabilisation the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council. Jean-Pierre...

UN peacekeeping performance evaluation

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The international community last week took stock of action to improve UN peacekeeping in line with a Security Council resolution aimed at enhancing performance...

Security Council told of challenges facing peacekeepers

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Organised crime, breakdowns in law and order and attacks by extremists are examples of challenges faced by UN peacekeepers the Security Council heard, during...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...