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.

Two Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush

Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels, the country`s U.N. mission said.

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.

US urges Europe to commit more troops to UN peacekeeping

The United States on Monday called on Europe to contribute more troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions and announced that President Barack Obama would hold a summit of world leaders in New York in September to win new commitments.

 

India demands greater say in UN peacekeeping mandate

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday held "expansive talks" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who raised the issue of the need for troop-contributing countries to have greater say in the UN peacekeeping mandate.

China deploys women soldiers for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

China has deployed women soldiers for the first time in its 700-strong infantry battalion to South Sudan to bolster a UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

China sends infantry battalion for UN peacekeeping

 China`s infantry battalion to South Sudan is set for departure, marking the country`s first batch of soldiers to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

India demands greater share in UN peacekeeping mandates

 India, among the top troop contributors to UN peacekeeping missions, has termed as "regretful" that non-members of the Security Council, who provide troops, are not allowed to participate in its decisions on drawing up peacekeeping mandates.

Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping

Japan and Mexico will contribute troops to UN peacekeeping, a top UN official said Friday following a top-level meeting aimed at shoring up blue-helmet missions worldwide.

UN peacekeepers to tackle internal strife unsustainable: India

India has warned the UN Security Council that the new trend of using peacekeepers to tackle internal political conflicts is an "unsustainable" approach to the maintenance of global peace and security.

India conveys concern over framing of UN peacekeeping mandates

India has expressed concern over not being given an opportunity to participate in the framing of peacekeeping mandates in the UN Security Council, saying it has a right to do so as a major troop contributor for the military missions.

Indo-Mongolia joint military training exercise begins

Against the backdrop of ongoing defence cooperation between Mongolian and Indian armies, a ten-day joint training exercise has commenced in the Karnataka district headquarters town of Belgaum.

Three Indians died during UN peacekeeping ops to be honoured

Three Indian security personnel who laid down their lives during UN peacekeeping operations last year will be among 112 peacekeepers to be honoured for their sacrifice at a ceremony here next week.

India highlights mismatch in UN peacekeeping

The UN Security Council has reaffirmed its primary responsibility for peacekeeping under the UN Charter with India highlighting the "severe mismatch" between the resources and the mandates of peacekeeping operations.

Sri Lanka offers planes to UN peace keeping operat

The Sri Lankan Air Force, which
played a key role in the defeat of the LTTE during the ethnic
conflict, has offered its aircraft for UN peace keeping
operations.

India, US holding discussions on UN peacekeeping efforts

The US and India are holding discussions on UN peacekeeping efforts and to devise work
strategy for better co-ordination between the two countries in the world body, a State Department official said.

Sri Lanka to send more troops for UN peacekeeping

Sri Lanka`s 1st ever participation in UN peacekeeping came far back in 1960.

India offers its expertise for UN peacekeeping

India has offered its experience and expertise to the United Nations for its peacekeeping and peace-building efforts saying it stands ready to do more for international peace and security as a partner of the UN.

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.

India seeks greater role for women in UN peacekeeping

India has sought more representation of women in high decision-making positions at the UN saying greater participation of women in areas of conflict prevention was particularly necessary for lasting peace and security.