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Rwanda Makes Case For Greater Women’s Role In Peacekeeping

Rwanda Makes Case For Greater Women’s Role In Peacekeeping

The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Rwanda, Indonesia and Norway on May 3 showcased the progress made by their countries in the recruitment of more women in their armed and police forces as well as in UN peacekeeping missions. This was during a seminar at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United […]

Women And The Struggle For Peace Across Africa

Women And The Struggle For Peace Across Africa

Germany is taking over the leadership of an international network which aims to better represent women in the field of conflict-resolution. But turning talk into action is no easy task. Hailed as a milestone by womens’ rights activists at the time, United Nations (UN) resolution 1325 calls for women to take an equal role at […]

UN Peacekeepers Attacked By Central Africa Armed Group

UN Peacekeepers Attacked By Central Africa Armed Group

UN peacekeepers on patrol in the Central African Republic exchanged fire with members of an armed group in a Muslim enclave of the capital Bangui, the United Nations said Sunday. The peacekeepers were fired at in the Muslim rebel bastion called PK5, home to several armed groups and they responded, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for […]

400 Women Gain Skills On Conflict Management

400 Women Gain Skills On Conflict Management

United Nations women empowerment program has trained 400 rural women on conflict management aimed at equipping the female gender on proactive measures in tackling insecurity. This was made possible through the Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigeria (CWEENS), says the Project officer CWEENS, Ms Noro Nature. Nature who spoke yesterday at the UN […]

Nigeria re-elected Chair, UN Peacekeeping Committee

Nigeria re-elected Chair, UN Peacekeeping Committee

Nigeria has been re-elected, for the 45th time, to chair the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, regarded as UN’s most strategic committee, newsmen report. The UN Correspondent of Newsmen report that Nigeria was re-elected in spite of some hesitations by some countries to let Nigeria continue to lead the most critical committee. Nigeria has […]

South Sudan Accepts 4,000 More UN Peacekeepers

South Sudan Accepts 4,000 More UN Peacekeepers

South Sudan has agreed to allow 4,000 additional UN peacekeepers enter the country, after first rejecting the regional protection force as a breach of national sovereignty. The announcement late on Sunday came after a meeting in the capital, Juba, between President Salva Kiir and ambassadors from the UN Security Council’s 15 member states. “The transitional […]

HeartsConnect With Odeniyi Nkemlola

HeartsConnect With Odeniyi Nkemlola

The vibes of the young generation is more than noise making like some people think. The next generation is making impact and seeing the need that the older generation failed to meet. They are seeing it and meeting that need so that we do not have the same story to tell. Young people most especially […]

UN Campaign Highlights Unsung Work Of Women in Middle East Peace-Building

UN Campaign Highlights Unsung Work Of Women in Middle East Peace-Building

Seeking to help a region plagued by war and violence, the UN has unveiled a campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution – hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five films commissioned by UN Women is entitled […]

Students Speak: The UN’s ‘Famous Five’ Security Council Must Change

Students Speak: The UN’s ‘Famous Five’ Security Council Must Change

With the UN set to appoint a new secretary general at the end of the year, the spotlight is on who will step into the most powerful diplomatic post in the world. They will have a tough job ahead of them, as an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises continue unabated. We asked students to tell […]