Atul Khare named head of UN Department of Field Support

Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body.

Vietnam to participate in UN peacekeeping missions

Facing a rising demand, the UN has publicly appealed for countries to send more troops and police officers to help carry out its peacekeeping missions around the world.