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French diplomat appointed new UN peacekeeping chief


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran French diplomat Herve Ladsous has been appointed the new head of UN peacekeeping, and will oversee more than 100,000 personnel serving in more than ... Read more...

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UN says Sudan threatened to shoot down its helicopter


August 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by BNO News
ABYEI, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Friday said that (North) Sudanese authorities threatened to shoot down a helicopter which was trying to medically evacuate three seriously injured peacekeepers ... Read more...

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Landmine kills four UN peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by BNO News
ABYEI, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Four peacekeepers part of the newly-established United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Sudan were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in the region, ... 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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More 30 die when UN plane crashes in DR Congo


April 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations plane carrying more than 30 people crashed in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday afternoon, officials said, killing all ... Read more...

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UN mission in Afghanistan extended one more year


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Security Council voted today to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another 12 months and to expand its mandate to include support ... Read more...

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United Nations officials urge consideration of exit strategy in peacekeeping operations


February 13th, 2010 - 4:28 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations officials on Friday stressed the need to consider the exit strategy of a peacekeeping operation, ensuring that a mission will result in lasting peace and ... Read more...

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UN declares “zero tolerance” for sex abuse by peacekeepers


February 10th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (DPA) The United Nations has "zero tolerance" for sexual misconduct by international troops participating in peacekeeping missions, the UN's special representative on sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday. Margot ... Read more...

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Police search for fugitives from prisons in quake-hit Haiti


January 19th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 19 (RIA Novosti) UN and Haitian police are searching for convicts who escaped from destroyed prisons following a devastating quake that hit the Caribbean nation last week, the UN ... Read more...

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UN Haiti headquarter collapses in earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) The headquarter of the UN mission in Haiti has collapsed in a massive earthquake that struck the country Tuesday evening, an official said. Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping ... Read more...

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UN pressing Israel to withdraw from southern Lebanon


May 5th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, May 5 (DPA) The UN is trying to persuade Israel to withdraw its troops from Ghajjar village in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese government source said Tuesday. "Members of the Lebanese and Israeli ... Read more...

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