Archives for posts with tag: peacekeepers

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From Diplomat Artist Buzz – From Cambodia to Bosnia to Cyprus, landmines are a scourge that “James Bond” takes on with the UN Mine Action Service in Cyprus. — MORE —

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http://diplomatartist.com/007-in-cyprus-to-tackle-minefields/

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From DiplomatArtist.com – Eid Al-Fitr to you, your families & friends and for global bridges to peace, understanding, & shared joys & hopes. –
http://diplomatartist.com/eid-al-fitr-from-the-un/

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Can UN Peacekeepers Bring Ukraine Peace?
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Call by Ukraine President Poroshenko for UN Peacekeepers to monitor the new ceasefire in the East testifies to his commitment, his desperation, or both.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/can-un-peacekeepers-bring_b_6713686.html

On UN Day, Ban Celebrates Organization’s Continuing Commitment for a Better WorldBan Ki-moon: “At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized & vulnerable.
On United Nations Day, I call on Governments & individuals to work in common cause for the common good.” To mark the occasion, there will be a special concert featuring world-renowned concert pianist, Lang Lang, 16-time Grammy Award Winner – Sting, & youth musicians from acclaimed El Sistema programme at UN Headquarters, NYC.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49158#.VEqM1eeBG2k

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Empowerment of Women to deal with international peace & security. Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg shares the distinction of being 1 of 6 women of 15 UN Security Council members – along with Ambassadors Joy Ogwu of Nigeria, Raimonda Murmokaite of Lithuania, Maria Cristina Perceval of Argentina, Samantha Power of the United States, & Dina Kawar of Jordan.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48711#.VBivOOeBEpw

Blue Helmets Honored

“UN Peacekeeping: A Force for Peace. A Force for Change. A Force for the Future” theme as UN honors 106 Blue Helmets who died in 2013. Bosnian, Serbian, & Croatian troops from flood ravaged Balkans can contribute expertise in land mining operations & are among troop contributors from non-traditional countries which are on the rise.

At Brussels Conference, Ban Spotlights Crisis in Central African Republic

UNSG calls for more peacekeepers. Final priority action area will be to ensure an inclusive political process. Community & religious leaders have an important role to play. People of the CAR must see that accountability applies to all.

Stepped Up Attacks in Central African Republic Prompt UN Call for more Peacekeepers

Amidst the violence, more than 650,000 people are still internally displaced, & over 290,000 have fled to neighbouring countries in search of refuge from the conflict, which has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: UN PEACEKEEPERS AID VOLCANOLOGISTS IN DR CONGO

Could Goma turn into the next Pompeii? Are ancestors sending warning about possible devastation? UN Peacekeepers are flying in to collect scientific information to avert further tragedy in the DRC from a least-studied volcano.

UN Peacekeepers Reinforce Presence in South Sudan amid Continued Fighting

UN officials have repeatedly called for a cessation of violence and a political solution to the conflict, including accountability for grave human rights violations.