U.N. Peacekeeping

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:39
African forces in Somalia, of which the Kenya Defense Forces are a part, should start withdrawing from October 2018, the African Union has said.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:49
Thanks to the support of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the Salvadoran Armed Forces Peace Operations Center (CEOPAZ) opened three modern buildings within its training center for military personnel affiliated with peace keeping operations.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:35
By general consensus, the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia is about the only thing keeping that country from falling apart. Except that the mission is struggling to keep itself together, with internal tensions threatening to explode ahead of September’s make or break presidential election.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:33
Political uncertainty over Democratic Republic of Congo's next presidential election could spiral into a severe crisis and United Nations peacekeepers are developing contingency plans for widespread violence, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:22
As French investigators prepare to return to Central African Republic to look further into two-year-old accusations that French soldiers deployed in the country sexually abused children, there is no sign of any criminal charges being laid any time soon, let alone of convictions being secured.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:16
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says his country will reconsider plans to pull its troops from Somalia if the AU stabilization mission there moves in the right direction.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:17
The U.N. Security Council has extended the mandate of an international peacekeeping force in Darfur for a year over fierce opposition from the Sudanese government.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 07:02
The first group of United Nations observers arrived in Colombia to help with the monitoring and verification of the recently signed bilateral cease-fire between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq confirmed Tuesday.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:12
The United Nations Security Council agreed on Wednesday to add just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, which has been hit by a series of deadly attacks and has become the deadliest place to serve for U.N. peacekeepers.