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Veterinary Services Being Provided by Peacekeepers from India

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A veterinary hospital has been reopened and run by Indian troops who have been deployed to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. The clinic is providing desperate veterinary services to the cattle, gaining popu...

Nourishing the communities: Korean Peacekeepers in South Sudan

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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.

Indonesia Tsunami – UN Agencies Rush to Assist Victims

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Days after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, reportedly killing more than a thousand people, UN agencies and their partners are still struggling to reach to worst-affected areas....

Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) – Renewing Our Shared Commitments

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Through his Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative, the Secretary-General calls on Member States, the Security Council, host countries, troop- and police-contributing countries, regional partners and financial contr...

Colombia: Cultivating Peace on a Farm

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On a farm called “New Colombia,” more than 40 ex-members of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) are cultivating crops while nurturing stability in the region. The farm is part of a reintegration progr...

Bomb Disposal Expert in Gaza

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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...

United Nations Peacekeeping: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice

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Deployed to some of the most challenging environments to help some of the most vulnerable people, over 120 countries contribute troops and police to UN Peacekeeping and over one million men and women have served under...

High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, New York, 24-25 April 2018

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The President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on 24 and 25 April 2018. It will bring world ...

Service and Sacrifice: Uruguay’s Peacekeepers in the DRC

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Natalia Gallardo is a Uruguayan peacekeeper serving with the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO.) She is one of 900 peacekeepers from the country working in the Mission and part of...

Service and Sacrifice: Women contributing to peace around the world

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More and more women are bringing their skills to United Nations peacekeeping missions, often in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. They provide initiative, innovation and inspiration to the local community...

Service and Sacrifice: The Netherlands contributing to peace in Mali

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The Netherlands has deployed 240 peacekeepers to some of the most dangerous mission areas in the world working to build trust with local communities and create lasting peace.

Service and Sacrifice: Thank You Nigerian Peacekeepers

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Nigerian Peacekeepers pack up to leave after a successful UN Mission in Liberia and fifteen years of service in the country.