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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

Indian appointed UN Assistant Secretary for peacekeeping

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

CRPF`s women contingent to leave for Liberia

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 support to UN peacekeeping ops come in for praise

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.