Category: Peace and Security

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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.

Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) – Renewing Our Shared Commitments


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...

Veterinary Services Being Provided by Peacekeepers from India


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 popul...

Colombia: Cultivating Peace on a Farm


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...

United Nations Peacekeeping: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice


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...

Service and Sacrifice: The Netherlands contributing to peace in Mali


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: Women contributing to peace around the world


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: Uruguay’s Peacekeepers in the DRC


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...