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UN Female Police Officer of the Year, Major Seynabou Diouf of Senegal


31 Oct 2019 - Major Seynabou Diouf of the Senegal National Police has been selected as the 2019 United Nations Female Police Officer of the Year.

Zambian Female Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic


The Female Engagement Team (FET), introduced by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), aims to bridge the gaps that exist in restoring peace for...

Destined to be free – life of a Central African boy


In the Central African Republic, a 17-year old boy escaped the militia that recruited him. ‘Ahmed’ – his name has been changed to protect his identity – sought refuge in a police cell. Since 2013, the country has been...

Thank you Nepal – UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice


Deuti Gurung, from Nepal, served in UN peacekeeping missions in both Kosovo and East Timor. As a UN Police Officer she worked alongside officers from over 50 different countries, with the goal to restore law and order...

Central African Republic: Female Tech Pioneer


Fatima Khamis is an extraordinary woman. After standing up to her family in her home country of Sudan to study computer engineering, she went to the Central African Republic where she joined the United Nations peaceke...

UNODC Labels High seas criminality ‘a threat to Gulf of Guinea and the world’ – UNODC Chief


Briefing by Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on Transnational organized crime at sea as a threat to international peace and security. Under the agenda item:...

UN Chief on Mercenaries activities in Africa – Security Council meeting (04 February 2019)


Remarks by H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Mercenary activities as a source of insecurity and destabilization in Africa at the 8456th meeting of the Security Council.

Honouring Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims – UN Chief


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for solidarity against anti-Semitism during an inter-faith tribute in New York’s historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of the mass-shooting in Pittsbu...

Facing Daily Danger in Mali: A Peacekeeper’s tale


United Nations - Across the world’s trouble-spots, Mali is one of the most dangerous places to be a United Nations peacekeeper. We join a young soldier on his daily patrols – the question he faces is always – will he ...

Disaster Reduction: It Could Save Your Life


Between 2005 and 2014, 700,000 people have died in disaster events worldwide. A total of 1.7 billion people have been affected. Economic losses in major disaster events over the last decade come to $1.4 tr...

Bomb Disposal Expert in Gaza


What does it take to dismantle a 2,000-pound aerial bomb? A team from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) visited a UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) project in Gaza to get a closer look at the unearth...

Nourishing the communities: Korean Peacekeepers in South Sudan


Korean Peacekeepers in South Sudan provide vocational training to farmers in South Sudan. One way to help them become self-sufficient, gain self-employment and life-skills.