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DRC: Bangladeshi Female Pilots Flying Forward

Captain Tamanna and Nayma are Bangladeshi’s first female military pilots, serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). They strive to be role models for local w...

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DRC: Bangladeshi Female Pilots Flying Forward

Captain Tamanna and Nayma are Bangladeshi’s first female military pilots, serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). They strive to be role models for local w...

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Empowering Women and Girls in the Central African Republic

Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She coordinates with local communities in CAR’s capital, Bangu...

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Can the United Nations Stop a War?

Can the United Nations stop a war? Can the Security Council stop a war? UN Spokesperson Eri Kaneko answers these questions, and explains the key functions of the United Nations Security Council. The functions an...

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Rebel Fighters in DR Congo Lay Down Their Weapons, Return to Rwanda | UN Story

Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) often find it hard to return home once they decide to lay down their weapons and stop fighting. The UN Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) helps ...

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Ralph Bunche: Hero for Peace

A changemaker who was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Ralph Bunche is considered the ‘Father of Peacekeeping’ for his contributions to the United Nations. And yet his is not a name many would ...

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Lebanon’s Minefields | Clearing the hidden remnants of war | UN Story

Zeina Saleh is a young Lebanese woman working in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in southern Lebanon. Women working in the field of demining are rare. Zeina Saleh is amongst those very few women ...

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Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace

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...

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Root causes of conflict and instability even more crucial – Human Rights chief

High-level open debate on “UN peacekeeping operations: peace operation and human rights”. - High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Addressing the the Security Council’s first formal meeting on human ri...

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How Effective Are vaccines? History of Immunization | Global Focus | UN Story

Vaccines save at least 4 to 5 million lives every year. This remarkable success story is the result of massive immunization campaigns that have swept round the world in recent decades. Smallpox, which killed hundreds ...