UN Peacekeeping: How do they decide to start a new mission?

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “UN Peacekeeping: How do they decide to start a new mission?” – below is their description.

    Nick Birnback, Chief of the Strategic Communications Sections in the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, explains the basics of United Nations peacekeeping.

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