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Posts Tagged / Peacekeeping (subject)

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan is fighting again. Can its peacekeeping mission work?

South Sudan is fighting once again. Created after a decades-long civil war, this new nation has barely enjoyed a break from violence since it was born in 2011. In July, just before the country’s fifth anniversary of independence, clashes between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces tore apart the capital, Juba. According to Human Rights [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

United States : Preventing Conflict, Recurrence of Atrocity Crimes Remains Key in Responsibility to Protect Efforts, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Interactive Dialogue

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliassons remarks at the informal interactive dialogue on Mobilizing collective action: The next decade of the responsibility to protect, in New York today: I am honoured to open this interactive dialogue with Member States on the responsibility to protect (RtoP). As you know, this is a concept that has [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, North America

How to make R2P work

The international community selectively applies the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and too often turns a blind eye to mass atrocities, including genocide. Yet there have been instances when the world has done the right thing, intervening to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians, thereby vindicating R2P. Biggest successes “I think R2P, in [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

Should the UN Surrender Over Peacekeeping? [analysis]

Aug 23, 2016 (IRIN/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The failure of UNMISS in South Sudan is a blow for international peace The bitter criticism heaped on UN peacekeepers in South Sudan this month over their failure to act to protect civilians and humanitarian workers is sadly nothing new. But it is now raising an urgent [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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North America

Return to UN peacekeeping; Little peace to keep for Canada’s Liberal government

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 June 2017, authorizing the expansion of peacekeeping forces and [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/134202/section/width496/3j9prmft-1471308928.jpgOnly Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims. AAP/Eoin Blackwell The “Nauru files”, which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious harm is inflicted [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Africa

UN Secretary-General Welcomes IGAD Plus Efforts to Settle Conflict in South Sudan

MOSCOW, August 7 (Sputnik) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Sunday efforts of the  Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus countries aimed at settling the conflict in South Sudan. On Friday, the summit of the eight East African states comprising the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union Ad-hoc Committee on South [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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North America

Canada’s return to peacekeeping promises to bring little peace

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

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