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UN peacekeeping contract for Sukhoi Superjet

Russia’s top home-grown passenger aircraft, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, will be used by the UN for peacekeeping missions following a contract signing last month,...

UN warns of dire effects of coronavirus

The UN warned of potentially “dire” long-term effects of the coronavirus outbreak on countries and the global economy and called for greater international co-operation...

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...

Guterres calls for global ceasefire as part of COVID-19 battle

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants warring parties across the world to lay down weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy now threatening all humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the...

More support key for counter-terrorism in Africa, Security Council hears

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The UN Security Council wants more international support to African countries in the continuing fight against terrorism and violent extremism, particularly in parts of the Sahel, the Lake...

SA pilots and aircraft continue to dominate DRC airspace

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) is currently the biggest UN peacekeeping mission with approximately 18...

NPT an essential pillar of peace and security – UN

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Countries meeting in New York next month to review progress on nuclear non-proliferation are urged by the UN Secretary-General to use the opportunity to strengthen global...

Uncontrolled small arms and light weapons proliferating in Africa

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According to the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) there are more than “a hundred million uncontrolled small arms and light weapons in crisis zones...

Major UN technology for peacekeeping symposium coming to SA

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South Africa will host the sixth UN International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping symposium in June – the first time this UN event has...

Mitiga Airport closed to UN

Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the UN to use the only functioning airport in Tripoli, a force spokesman said. Ahmed...

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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...