UN chief prioritises politics in peacekeeping reform

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said politics must be prioritised in the reform of UN peacekeeping operations.

Sep 21, 2017, 06:54 AM IST

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns against abrupt funding cuts by US to United Nations

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today warned against an abrupt cut to US funding for the UN, saying it will affect the world body's long term reform efforts.

Mar 17, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

India slams UNSC for 'unimplementable' peacekeeping mandates

India has strongly criticised a "fragmented" UN Security Council for coming up with "unwieldy" and "unimplementable" peacekeeping mandates that put the credibility of the UN and safety and security of peacekeepers at grave risk.

Oct 26, 2016, 12:22 PM IST

UN peacekeepers asked to use force to 'save lives'

The failure of Dutch peacekeepers to defend Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995 has been a source of shame for the Netherlands, which has recently returned to UN peacekeeping by sending troops to Mali.

May 12, 2016, 03:10 AM IST

UN peacekeeping chief pushes for South Sudan arms embargo

United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous pushed the UN Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to blacklist more rival leaders in the war-torn country, where he sees little prospect of a political solution.

Jul 09, 2015, 06:47 AM IST

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

Jun 11, 2015, 22:04 PM IST

UN calls for probe on alleged killings by Congo troops in Central Africa

The UN human rights chief said Friday that he was "deeply concerned" about inaction over claims that 11 people were killed by Congolese peacekeepers in the Central African Republic 15 months ago.

Jun 05, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

New case of UN soldier accused of child sex abuse in Central Africa

The UN mission in the Central African Republic is investigating a new case of child sex abuse involving one of its peacekeepers, the mission said Wednesday.

Jun 05, 2015, 00:12 AM IST

UN condemns firing in South Sudan that injured Indian peacekeeper

The UN Security Council has condemned a cross-firing last month in South Sudan's troubled Malakal town that injured one Indian peacekeeper and three civilians, calling on the government to swiftly investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Jun 04, 2015, 10:12 AM IST

Two fallen Indian peacekeepers awarded prestigious UN medal

Two fallen peacekeepers from India were honured here on Friday along with 124 other military, police and civilian personnel with a posthumous UN medal for their courage and sacrifice while serving in UN peacekeeping operations last year.

May 29, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

India proud of its contribution to UN peacekeeping: Sushma Swaraj

India is proud of its own "long and rich tradition" of contribution to the UN peacekeeping operations for which it has contributed the largest number of troops, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.

May 28, 2015, 23:35 PM IST

UN accuses South Sudan of targeting base protecting civilians

The United Nations on Friday accused South Sudan`s rebel and government forces of targeting one of its bases sheltering civilians during a flareup of fighting, and demanded that those responsible face justice.

May 23, 2015, 00:32 AM IST
Kremlin says too early to speak of Ukraine peacekeeping mission

Kremlin says too early to speak of Ukraine peacekeeping mission

Russia said on Friday that it was premature to discuss the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine before a peace deal agreed in February is implemented in full.

May 01, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Cover-up accusations in Central Africa child sex abuse scandal `offensive`: UN

The United Nations rights office said Friday suggestions it tried to cover up allegations of the sexual abuse of children by French troops in the Central African Republic were "offensive".

May 01, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Ban appeals for more troop contributions for peacekeeping

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from nations around the world and political will to help peacekeepers carry out their "increasingly challenging" mandates.

Mar 28, 2015, 01:10 AM IST

UN peacekeepers facing `complex challenges`

Dozens of UN peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria`s Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100,000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.

Nov 20, 2014, 10:43 AM IST

UN warns of resurgence of Mali jihadists

The United Nations` peacekeeping chief on Saturday warned of a resurgence of Islamist fighters in northern Mali, where several UN peacekeepers have been killed in a wave of recent attacks.

Sep 28, 2014, 01:58 AM IST

Military peacekeeping training begins in Nepal

Over 800 soldiers from 23 countries, including India and the United States, today began a training exercise in Nepal, aimed at enhancing the skills of soldiers deputed for UN peacekeeping missions.

Mar 25, 2013, 21:53 PM IST

‘Syria still utmost concern as observers reduced’

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous said Wednesday that the situation in Syria remains the utmost concern of the UN Security Council.

Jul 25, 2012, 18:48 PM IST

Indian appointed UN Assistant Secretary for peacekeeping

Atul Khare, a veteran
Indian diplomat has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General
for UN`s Peacekeeping Operations.

May 02, 2010, 17:34 PM IST

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