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.