Category: Peace and Security

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Thank You Austria : UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

Austria has deployed police and troops to UN Peacekeeping for more than sixty years. Its contingent of 177 women and men deployed to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Def...


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...


Thank you Mauritania : Service & Sacrifice

As a volunteer with his country's armed forces, Mauritanian-born Mohamed Ali Riha seized the opportunity to become a United Nations peacekeeper. His desire to help the most vulnerable people was realized when he join...


Thank you Serbia: UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

Saving lives is what they do best. Members of the Serbian contingent of medical staff deployed in the conflict-torn Central African Republic recount their struggles to provide medical services to communities affected...


Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

As part of their joint commitment with the United Nations to support victims and help rebuild their lives, 24 Member States donate to the Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.


Côte d’Ivoire – Thank You Peacekeepers

Children in conflict regions around the world face the most danger. Ivorian peacekeeper, Patrice Diby Ouffoue, serving the UN Police with the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic, MIN...


UN Chief calls young peacekeepers to offer thanks

Young peacekeepers deploy to some of the most dangerous parts of the world. Reaching out to them to express his appreciation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Not only you are giving a fantasti...


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 ...


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...


Lina Ekomo – a leader for peace in the Central African Republic

Lina Ekomo is leading the battle to empower women in Africa. Conflict in the Central African Republic hits women hardest, but Ekomo is mobilizing them to take power and secure peace. Lina Ekomo is the Head of the ne...

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