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Three years of Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)

28 March 2021 marks the third anniversary of Action for Peacekeeping, launched by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2018. Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) is a global partnership to strengthen UN Peac...

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Sudan: Beginning of New Path & Farewell to the First Joint Peacekeeping Operation

After 13 years in Darfur, the United Nations - African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) ceased its operations in December 2020. UNAMID was the first joint operation to be created in the UN’s 75-year peacekeep...

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Switching places : A top UN official interviews a journalist in Mali

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations has spent many hours being interviewed – but what happens when he switches seats with a journalist and starts asking the questions? Jean-Pierre Lacroix took the micr...

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UN Peacekeeper Killed in Attack: Central African Republic

One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and another injured in an attack by armed elements in the Central African Republic. The Secretary-General strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations Multidimensional ...

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Elections and peace in the Central African Republic

Braving the threat of violence from armed groups, Central Africans went to the polls to exercise their right to vote. The United Nations welcomed the elections despite taking losses when three of its peacekeepers we...

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Women on the Frontlines of Peace

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Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Defense’s (LCD) response to fire hazards in south Lebanon, which is prone to fire hazards during the dry summer season. The Austrian fir...

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Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational t...

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Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace

More than 200 UN peacekeepers have died in Mali since 2013. It is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrols large parts of Mali’s northern desert to monitor hos...