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Peacekeepers

UN Peacekeeping: A Force for the Future

Hervé Ladsous | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Hervé Ladsous

Today as we remember our fallen colleagues, we dedicate ourselves and the Blue Helmets as a force for peace, a force for change, a force for the future.

Futility in a Blue Helmet

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN must support its own soldiers in Central African Republic and the existing force in Darfur when they try to do their job. Otherwise, why do we bother to extend this false hope to civilians facing ethnic cleansing? The answer, of course, is that sending Blue Helmets makes us feel better.

Shame on the UN

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

For years Khartoum's proxy militia have harassed and killed UN staff, including peacekeepers. Their actions are met by nothing stronger than words of condemnation from UN headquarters in New York.

Mission Creep in the Congo

Peter Swarbrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Swarbrick

Peacekeepers in the Congo may be doing more harm than good unless their mission is adapted to the realities on the ground.

I Am Fed Up!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

I was inspired to fund the Peacekeepers -- an initiative that seeks to deter crime in unstable neighborhoods -- after the wave of youth violence that has engulfed our nation. I, like so many community members, am fed up.

Peacekeepers Abusing Children In Post-Conflict Areas

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A leading UK charity, Save The Children, has issued a report saying that peacekeepers are abusing children in post-conflict areas such as the Sudan an...