Posts Tagged: peacekeeping

Declaration of Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping

During the UN General Assembly meetings, world leaders gathered for a summit on international peacekeeping. Below is the declaration from 43 United Nations member states:   Declaration of Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping The Governments of Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia,… Read more »

The demand has never been greater

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that “the demand for peacekeeping has never been greater,” as leaders of more than 50 countries gathered today for a summit on United Nations peacekeeping operations. The summit provided an opportunity for the leaders to pledge new commitments and strengthen existing capabilities. President Barack Obama convened the summit. He concluded his remarks with… Read more »

UN Security Council acts to double UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan

The United Nations News Centre reports: The Security Council today authorized almost doubling the United Nations peacekeeping force in strife-torn South Sudan to nearly 14,000 in the face of a rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis that has left hundreds of civilians dead and tens of thousands of others driven from their homes. As requested… Read more »

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Today is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.  We give thanks for the work all those who work for peace everywhere.  We pray for the day that peace does not need to be kept but rather prevails. Below is a statement by US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice: Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice,… Read more »

Côte d’Ivoire update

Security Council Report has published an Update Report on Côte d’Ivoire The Council is expected to adopt a resolution in the coming days to approve troop reinforcement for the peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) to enable the mission to…

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Protecting civilians in South Sudan

Presbyterians recently initiated, signed and sent an interfaith letter calling for the deployment of United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) peacekeeping forces to protect civilians in South Sudan. The letter went to Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,…

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Thank UN Peacekeepers

They are not perfect as individuals or as a group. No individuals are. No group is. The mandates they operate under are sometimes inadequate. But some 100,000 men and women from 118 countries serve as UN peacekeepers in 16 of…

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