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Sri Lanka army chief meets UN peacekeeping officials


September 18th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's top most military official has had talks with the United nations agency which handles peace keeping operations in Haiti, the army said in a ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman police officer wins UN award


August 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A Pakistani woman police officer has won the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2011 instituted by the UN.Shahzadi Gulfam, a deputy superintendent of police in Punjab ... Read more...

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Indian to lead UN change management team


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Atul Khare of India to spearhead efforts to implement a reform agenda aimed at streamlining and improving the efficiency ... Read more...

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UN to mark day commemorating peacekeepers


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The ninth annual international day will serve as an opportunity to highlight the work of UN peacekeeping forces around the world, while commemorating ... Read more...

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Non-state actors make peacekeeping more challenging: Army chief


April 6th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Stating that peacekeeping operations were "becoming more complex" due to the threats posed by non-state actors in conflict zones, Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh ... Read more...

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Indian named UN assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping


May 1st, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Atul Khare, a former Indian Foreign Service officer, as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. Khare, a former Secretary-General's Special Representative for Timor-Leste ... Read more...

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UN peacekeeping official says there is hope for Darfur


February 12th, 2010 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A senior United Nations peacekeeping official on Thursday said there are grounds for hope in the Darfur conflict.Assistant-Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the ... Read more...

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U.N. confirms death of Hedi Annabi


January 17th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday released a statement to confirm the death of Hédi Annabi, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti.“I am deeply ... Read more...

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Rights group criticises appointment of acting Nepal army chief


October 24th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) A Delhi-based regional human rights group has criticised Nepal government's appointment of a senior officer accused of alleged human rights abuses as the acting chief of the ... Read more...

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UN denies cover-up in Congo peacekeeper probe


April 29th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 29 (IANS) The United Nations has refuted allegations that there was a cover-up of an internal investigation into alleged misconduct by its peacekeepers, including Indians and Pakistanis, deployed in ... Read more...

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