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.
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.
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.
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.
Atul Khare, a veteran
Indian diplomat has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General
for UN`s Peacekeeping Operations.
A women contingent of the CRPF
will leave for civil war stricken Liberia tonight as part of
the United Nations Peace Keeping assignment.
India`s continuous support to UN
peacekeeping operations across the globe has come in for high
praise from the world body which said its peace efforts would
not have been advanced that far without Indian contribution.
Day in Pics: 27th March
Showbiz World - March 27, 2015
Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashes in French Alps