Awake at Night with Neil Walsh, UN Cybersecurity expert

How are health workers, humanitarians and peacekeepers racing to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations from the impact of the COVID-19 virus? Neil Walsh, Director of Cybersecurity at the UN Office for Drugs and Crime tells us what keeps him awake at night in an interview that opens the third season of the Awake at … Read more Awake at Night with Neil Walsh, UN Cybersecurity expert

Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Defense’s (LCD) response to fire hazards in south Lebanon, which is prone to fire hazards during the dry summer season. The Austrian fire-brigade conducts several training sessions each year to bring the LCD up-to-date in the latest technologies in firefighting, and search and … Read more Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

Chinese peacekeepers lead demining work in Lebanon after a 10-year suspension

Since June 2020, Chinese peacekeepers have been carrying out a humanitarian mission clearing mines in Lebanon near the border with Israel. It marks the resumption of demining work, suspended for 10 years. The mined area is near the “Blue Line,” a border demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel published by the United Nations in 2000. … Read more Chinese peacekeepers lead demining work in Lebanon after a 10-year suspension

Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Fallen U.N. Staff – Secretary-General/Poverty Eradication – Syria – Sahel – Deputy Secretary-General/Africa – Security Council – Pakistan – Mali – Human Rights – COVID-19/Brazil – State Of World Population – Pause Campaign – Guatemala – International Days – Financial Contributions SECRETARY-GENERAL/FALLEN U.N. STAFF … Read more Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – UN Charter Day – Deputy Secretary-General – Syria – Yemen – Mali – DRC – Brazil – Argentina – South Sudan – Sudan – UNICEF – CERF – International Days UN CHARTER DAY This morning, the Secretary-General did take part in the virtual General … Read more UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations – General Assembly. “I send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”. Those first three words of our founding Charter, adopted 75 years ago today, give the United Nations its vision and … Read more ‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Peacekeeping – Covid-19/Peacekeeping Missions – Climate – Honduras/COVID-19 – COVID-19/Brazil – COVID-19/Postal Sector – COVID-19/Tourism – Yemen – Security Council – Nepal – Libya – Kenya/Floods – Ethiopia – Somalia – Venezuela – Nigeria – World No Tobacco Day SECRETARY-GENERAL/PEACEKEEPING  This morning, to … Read more International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

UN Chief on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020 – Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace. “(…)The pandemic has required us to hold the ceremonies for the Military Gender Advocate Award and the Dag Hammarskjold Medal virtually. But what the virus has … Read more UN Chief on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

The conmemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This day offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,900 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 102 last year. … Read more Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational training, medical outreach and psychological support. UNIA 1635

Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – High-Level Event on Financing for Development – ECOSOC – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding – Afghanistan – Cyclone Amphan – Airline Crash – Africa Day – Syria – Peacekeeping Support to COVID-19 Response – World … Read more Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

UN chief on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May 2020). Today we honor more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers and the more than 3,900 who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We also express our gratitude to the 95,000 civilian, police … Read more UN chief on International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020

Women Peacekeepers: A Key to Peace (Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May)

Peacekeeping is a cornerstone of the UN’s peace and security work, and women peacekeepers are a key to its success. Today, more women serve in leadership positions in UN Peacekeeping than ever before. Women serve the UN as part of the military, the police and as civilians. UN Peacekeeping is committed to the full implementation … Read more Women Peacekeepers: A Key to Peace (Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May)