Posts Tagged: un peacekeepers

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

by Nathan Jumper United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon once remarked: “United Nations peacekeeping has given life to the UN Charter’s aim ‘to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security’. Through years of struggle and sacrifice, the iconic Blue Helmet has earned its place as a symbol of hope to millions of people living in… Read more »

Sudan updates

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Briefing on Sudan , February 9, 2011 UN hails South’s vote on independence but cautions on tasks ahead North and South Sudan make…

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Children and Armed Conflict

Children and Armed Conflict From the statement for Universal Children’s Day by Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Radhika Coomaraswamy and Under-Secretary-General Alain Le Roy: November 20 is Universal Children’s Day, a day to celebrate youth and to demonstrate…

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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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