UN chief names retired Dutch general to head Gaza war inquiry

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday named a retired Dutch general to head an inquiry into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel`s recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to store weapons.

Mali urges aggressive overhaul of UN peacekeeping mission

Mali called on the United Nations to speed up deploying the remainder of its promised 12,000-member peacekeeping force and station more troops in the West African nation`s turbulent north.

China to send peacekeeping battalion to S.Sudan: UN

China will soon send an infantry battalion to reinforce the United Nations peacekeeping mission in war-torn South Sudan, officials said Thursday.

France calls for more European troops for C.Africa mission

French President Francois Hollande appealed on Friday for European countries to quickly provide enough troops for the delayed peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic.

Consult nations before setting up peace missions: India to UN

India recommended that consultations be held with troop contributing countries before a peacekeeping mission is established since soldiers risk their lives for the UN and know ground situation better.

Indian forces in UN peacekeeping mission can handle complexities: Army chief

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh Tuesday said forces under UN peacekeeping missions can face complexities in the conflict zone.

UN renews Darfur peacekeeping mission

The UNSC has extended the mandate of the hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan`s war-torn Darfur region for one year.

UN extends Sudan peacekeeping mission for another year

The UN Security Council is extending for another year the UN mission in Sudan that backs up the 2005 agreement ending the north-south civil war.

`UN Peacekeeping mission mandate be clear & achievable’

As a major contributor to the peacekeeping missions of the United Nations, India Thursday said the mandate of the world body`s peacekeeping missions are too broad and there is very little co-relation with its ability to deliver.