Category: Peace and Security

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Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

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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...

Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

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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...

Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.