Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others Read More …

French, British experts train Liberian troops for deployment in Mali

French and British military experts have completed weeks of training Liberian military personnel to prepare them for the Sixth deployment of Liberian troops to Mali in September for UN peacekeeping operation.Mali has been battling terrorist attacks for years, and Liberia Read More …

Bangladesh pushes for comprehensive training for UN peacekeepers

Bangladesh has called for strong collaboration—among the UN secretariat, member states, troops, and police-contributing countries—to achieve comprehensive training for peacekeepers. Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, said this at an open debate titled “Peacekeeping Training and Read More …

Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’

An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the Read More …

Cambodia Asks Russia to Help Train Cambodian Peacekeepers on Mine Clearance

Cambodia has asked Russia to help train Cambodian peacekeepers on clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in order to further improve their capacity in UN peacekeeping operation, according to local media report. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the Read More …

India calls for ‘dedicated’ counter-IED resources in UN peacekeeping missions, cites history of casualties

With UN peacekeeping missions suffering casualties due to use of improvised explosive devices, India has said there is a need for dedicated counter-IED resources for missions facing such threats and for upgrading the security infrastructure of camps. Military Adviser in Read More …

Two peacekeepers killed in an attack against UN convoy in Mali

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the attack which led to the deaths of two ‘blue helmets’ from Sri Lanka and injured six others. Mr Guterres conveyed his “deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka, and the families Read More …