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  1. News - World - SUDAN

    UN peacekeepers killed in water convoy ambush in Darfur

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN peacekeepers killed in water convoy ambush Attackers swooped on a UN water convoy in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, killing three Senegalese peacekeepers, the United Nations said. It was the second deadly attack on the UN mission in Darfur, UNAMID, in three days and UN leader Ban Ki-moon called on the Sudanese government to act over ...

  2. News - World - ICELAND

    For men only: Iceland stages sexual equality conference with a difference

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 11:28pm by AP

    ... at the United Nations that we bring together only men leaders to discuss gender equality". Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said the conference convened by his country and Surinam would ... for sexual equality, which the United Nations had hoped would be achieved by 2015. That deadline won't be met- in an interview this year, the head of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    UN racism envoy puts South Korea's reputation for prejudice to test

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Expert will examine nation's reputation for casual discrimination during week-long visit UN racism envoy puts S Korean attitudes to test South Korea's efforts to rid itself of a reputation for casual racial discrimination and overbearing ethnic nationalism will come under scrutiny this week from the UN's top expert on racism. Tasked ...

  4. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East. Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the US would be a "respectful ... of an expanded US military campaign against IS. A coalition of five Arab nations joined the US this week in the strikes in Syria: Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Obama ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam to participate in UN peacekeeping missions

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:45pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Vietnam has said it will begin participating in UN peacekeeping operations from early next year. The move is a further sign that the country of 87 million wants to play a bigger international role. The state-controlled Tien Phong newspaper on Tuesday quoted Vice-Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh as telling visiting assistant United Nations General ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Philippines seeks increased protection for UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Philippines seeks increased protection for its troops in border zone as Syrian conflict worsens Manila may pull peacekeepers at risk in Golan The future of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the disputed Golan Heights was thrown into further doubt as the Philippines, which provides one-third of the force's soldiers, warned that it might withdraw ...

  7. Rising peacekeeper role burnishes China's image

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook The United Nations-African Union force sent to protect civilians from Arab militias in Sudan's Darfur is in trouble. Last July, the Security Council approved sending ... if other nations took peacekeeping as seriously, there might be fewer instances of UN troops abusing civilians. The presence of Chinese troops is also helping to burnish China's ...

  8. The Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... participation in United Nations peacekeeping forces. How long has China been part of the UN's peacekeeping missions? The UN itself has been trying to keep the peace in the world's flashpoints ... peacekeeping committee. Two years later the first Chinese military observers went to the Middle East and in 1992 the nation's first 'blue helmet' troops- a company of engineers- headed ...

  9. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    Australian police officers leave East Timor as peacekeeping mission ends

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Australian officers serving with the UN Police boarded a Darwin-bound plane from the capital Dili as the United Nations prepares to officially end its peacekeeping mission by December 31. ... Agence France-Presse in Dili Last batch of police officers depart for home as international peacekeeping effort draws to end Australian forces leave East Timor Australia withdrew its last ...

  10. News - World - IVORY COAST

    UN urged to replace peacekeepers with drones in fragile Ivory Coast

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... a major economic powerhouse for the west Africa sub-region. "Ivory Coast still faces serious threats that need to be addressed to ensure lasting stability," wrote United Nations ... The Guardian Push for greater use of unmanned military aircraft after forces leave sub-Saharan Africa Replace peacekeepers with drones, UN urged Peacekeepers in Ivory Coast could ...




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