Category: Peace and Security

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Cyprus: Weaving Across the Divide

Our series on women leaders moves to the divided island of Cyprus, where women from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot Communities are coming together to overcome the decades-long split. Hande and Flora are two of the many...

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In Kosovo, a woman fights for the well-being of survivors

In our series of women leaders, we turn to Kosovo where Mirlinda Sada transforms the fate of survivors of conflict-related gender-based violence.  Her organization, Medica Gjakova, helps women to overcome stigmatizati...

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UN Gender Advocate Award shows need for cultural shift

A United Nations peacekeeper who helped women in Darfur secure safety has been recognized with a prestigious award for gender advocacy. Major Steplyne Nyaboga, from Kenya who served in Darfur, won the United Nations ...

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How women defy the conflict in Mali

The second in a series of videos on women leaders around the world, this feature takes place in Mali. Despite the dangers in areas such as Mopti and Gao, there are also encouraging signs of progress thanks to individu...

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Women Defend Peace in the Central African Republic

In the troubled Central African Republic, women organize to claim their rightful, prominent role in shaping the future of their families, communities and country. Lina Ekomo, a leader representing women nationally ...

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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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2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year awarded to Zambian peacekeeper

Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo, Gender Adviser at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has won 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award, in honour of her work supporting vulnerable groups, such as ...

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Call to action for Women, Peace and Security in Peacekeeping

At a virtual roundtable discussion on Women, Peace and Security in Peacekeeping contexts on 8 October 2020, Secretary-General António Guterres made a rallying call to peacekeeping partners to summon the political will...