56. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Ameerah Haq is stepping down as the UN undersecretary-general in charge of providing logistics and support for the more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around the world.
Nearly 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic triggered by a massacre of Muslims by a Christian militia, a peacekeeping officer said.
The United Nations says about 20 peacekeepers in the force charged with monitoring the cease-fire between Israel and Syrian troops on the Golan Heights have been detained by approximately 30 armed fighters.
Secretary General Ban
Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of three Indian
peacekeepers in Congo when rebel forces attacked their base
in Kirumba province of the central African nation.
The United Nations has "zero tolerance" for sexual misconduct by international troops participating in peacekeeping missions, the UN`s special representative on sexual violence in conflict said late Tuesday.
Gunmen killed five Rwandan soldiers in
a series of attacks on the international peacekeeping force in
Darfur, a spokesman for the mission said, marking a swift
upsurge in violence in the western Sudanese region.