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Tanzania: Peace On Call As Nation Remembers Its Heroes

Tanzania: Peace On Call As Nation Remembers Its Heroes

President John Magufuli and other leaders have said that without peace and tranquillity, it would be difficult for the country to develop. Speaking at the Heroes Day celebrations held for the first time here, Dr Magufuli, Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein and Retired Union President Ali Hassan Mwinyi underscored the need for peace in the country. […]

Peace, Security And More Peace: The Priorities For The African Union

Peace, Security And More Peace: The Priorities For The African Union

The African Union thrives or fails according to how successful it is in preventing and resolving conflict. Over the past 14 years, since its foundational meeting in Durban, South Africa, the AU has constructed an impressive peace and security architecture. It has presided over an impressive decline in armed conflicts and military coups. Last year, […]

ANALYSIS: What Say Do Women Have in Kenya’s Peace and Security?

ANALYSIS: What Say Do Women Have in Kenya’s Peace and Security?

In March, Kenya became one of 60 countries to have developed an action plan to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women, peace and security. Besides the principles of the 2010 Constitution, the action plan – like the resolution – focuses on four pillars, namely prevention; protection; participation […]

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Sport is a unique and powerful tool for promoting dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of every member of the human family.  It is a driving force for positive social change.  That is why some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women have been, and remain, engaged in helping the United Nations to raise […]

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

“Sport promotes health and well-being. It fosters tolerance, mutual understanding and peace. … It empowers, inspires and unites.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda […]

Global Leaders Launch a New Programme to Support Women in Conflict Zones

Global Leaders Launch a New Programme to Support Women in Conflict Zones

“When there is armed conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” said Susana Camarero Benitez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Equality and Social Services, during an event launching a new global Women, Peace and Security training programme that took place on the opening day of the 60th session of […]

An icon of peace in Burundi turns to war

An icon of peace in Burundi turns to war

The thin, bird-like man in a worn gray suit meets me in the lobby of the Hilton hotel. His 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son cling to his legs. They’re refugees from Burundi, on the run since an attempted coup rocked the country in May. He was a TV anchorman, unlucky enough to work the day […]

Rape charges hang over U.N. peacekeepers in Africa

Rape charges hang over U.N. peacekeepers in Africa

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Sitting under a mango tree on the outskirts of this capital city, Abdou Mbone, 58, says U.N. peacekeeping troops raped his wife, Halima, before leaving her dead body in the street a year ago. Mbone’s wife had gone to purchase food for dinner before realizing that Christian militias were in the neighborhood fighting Islamic […]

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