U.N. Peacekeeping

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 06:56
Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan will travel to Mali and Senegal later this week as the Liberal government considers where to send hundreds of Canadian peacekeepers. The stop in Mali is noteworthy as the West African country has long been seen as among the top candidates for a Canadian mission.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 06:48
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan failed to protect hundreds of civilians from death or rape because of a risk-averse culture and chaotic leadership, according to an independent report.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 06:46
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sacked the commander of the UN force in South Sudan after a report said it had failed to protect civilians in July.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:16
Germany has agreed in principle to send military helicopters to Mali to help a U.N. peacekeeping mission seen as vital to counter Islamist militancy and tackle the migration crisis, it said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:26
Three people were killed and six wounded in Central African Republic on Monday when U.N. peacekeepers exchanged fire with armed men during a protest against the U.N. military presence, the local Red Cross said.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 06:43
New York - The United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is pleading with the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan where he expects an upsurge in fighting with the coming end of the rainy season.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:00
UN peacekeepers were reportedly unable and, at times, unwilling to respond effectively to violent clashes in Juba, South Sudan in July 2016 according to a new report by the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC).
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 07:05
A confidential letter from the U.N. secretary-general says South Sudan's government is undermining a U.N. Security Council decision to deploy an additional 4,000 peacekeepers, risking an arms embargo as fighting continues in the world's youngest nation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:34
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a strong message to South Sudan to adhere to the international agreement on the deployment of the additional 4,000 troops to the country. Mr Ban complained that Juba was not putting into action most of its promises on the acceptance of the regional force.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:43
South Sudan’s hostility toward outsiders, and especially the latest attacks on U.N. diplomats and peacekeepers, is making it harder for others, including the United States, to bring an end to the violence that has wracked the country since a fragile unity government burst into renewed and bloody fighting this summer.