U.N. Peacekeeping

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 07:27
Dozens of United Nations international staffers pulled out of their Western Sahara mission on Sunday after Morocco demanded they leave because of Ban Ki-Moon’s remarks about the disputed territory, Morocco’s state news agency and a source said.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:38
Allegations that Georgian peacekeepers raped teenage girls while serving in the Central African Republic should force Tbilisi, as well as the European Union, to rethink training methods aimed at reducing the risk of sexual abuse by soldiers on peacekeeping missions.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:13
On Friday, the United Nations released an exceedingly disturbing report that showed the number of allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse against UN staff increased in 2015. There were 99 allegations across the UN system, with the majority–69–involving personnel from UN peacekeeping missions.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:17
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and South African Police Service (SAPS) continue to participate in conflict prevention and peacekeeping in the continent, the government has said, with anti-piracy operations and peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sudan.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:29
The U.N. reported that soldiers in government uniforms were "entering the UNMISS camp and firing on civilians...[and] looting and burning...tents."
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 06:24
United Nations peacekeeping is “a tool to advance political, not military, solutions to conflict,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 06:04
Soldiers angle to wear the blue helmet — and to pull an international salary and other benefits, covered by the United Nations.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:31
Senior officials from the United States defense department and military visited Rwandan troops at the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba on Wednesday where they were briefed by Rwandan commanders.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:53
Investigators have discovered a string of new cases in which U.N. peacekeepers allegedly sexually abused or exploited women and girls in the Central African Republic, widening a scandal that has sent shock waves through the United Nations and threatens to undermine one of its most crucial missions.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:38
Congolese troops killed two United Nations peacekeepers after civilians accused the Tanzanian U.N. troops of providing supplies to Islamist Ugandan rebels in east D.R. Congo, according to a confidential U.N. Security Council report.