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UN worker killed in attack on peacekeeping convoy in Mali

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Unidentified armed men attacked a convoy belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday, killing one civilian worker and wounding another,...

UN states agree to $6 billion peacekeeping budget, averting shutdown

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United Nations member states agreed on Tuesday to a budget of some $6 billion for the world body’s 12 peacekeeping missions for the next...

Strengthening UN peacekeepers’ conduct

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South Africa, acknowledged by the UN for adoption of best practices to deal with sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) in its military, was one...

Progress on UN Action for Peacekeeping

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Three years since the UN Secretary-General launched his Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative to strengthen peacekeeping operations internationally there has been “significant progress but...

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...

Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force team to train Ugandan military engineers

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22 members of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) Trainers Team will soon be deployed to Uganda.   According to the JGSDF Facebook page, the team...

Mapisa-Nqakula tells UN conference South Africa is committed to peacekeeping

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South Africa’s defence minister was one of many taking part in a recent UN peacekeeping ministerial conference where she gave some insight into the...

UN budget procedure review sought to ensure payment for troop contributing...

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The bean counters at the Department of Defence (DoD) and the national defence force would be right if they alerted the South African contingent...

Brand SA welcomes UN recognition of SA’s peacekeeping role

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Brand South Africa has welcomes the United Nations (UN) recognition and praise of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping missions on the African continent. Speaking at...

UN peacekeeping missions in Africa report most deaths

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That peacekeeping is dangerous – often fatal – and particularly in Africa is again borne out by this year’s list of recipients of the...

South Africa wants specialist UN training teams to up peacekeeping professionalism

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As the UN prepares for the 20th commemoration of UN Peacekeepers Day on 29 May, the Security Council heard a senior South African diplomat...

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