International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers celebrated May 29

United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. It is comprised of civilian, police and military personnel. Since the UN does not have its own military force; it depends on contributions from Member States. In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are increasingly charged with assisting in political processes; reforming judicial systems; training law enforcement and police forces; disarming and reintegrating former … [Read more...]

Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in 100% Female Formed Police Unit, Haiti

Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit, Haiti   The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute the 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous environments. In the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Bangladeshi contingent is composed entirely of women. Leading by example, the 102 women contribute to restoring … [Read more...]

LIBERIA: 1.7 million out to Vote, 95% are WOMEN!

    Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support    Monrovia The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections. UNDP worked with the peacekeeping UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and partners to support Liberian authorities, particularly the National Elections Commission, in setting up the … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL – Peace in our World

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West Africa makes efforts to involve Women in Peacemaking

  WOMEN in PEACEKEEPING is Critical   The rape of women at a peaceful rally in Conakry in Guinea in September last year has demonstrated the vulnerability of women in West Africa, according to the top United Nations envoy in the region.   Said Djinnit   Said Djinnit, made the comments while marking the 10th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 which calls for the involvement of women in peacemaking and post-conflict reconstruction. Mr. Djinnit recalled that a declaration … [Read more...]

Women Count for Peace: The 2010 Open Days on Women, Peace and Security

Women Count for Peace: The 2010 Open Days on Women, Peace and Security     At the heart of landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (2000) are commitments to enable women’s contributions to all stages of peacebuilding, peacemaking, peacekeeping and conflict prevention. On the 10th anniversary of resolution 1325, the UN organized Open Days on Women, Peace and Security in conflict-affected areas. These extraordinary meetings were designed to enable direct dialogue … [Read more...]

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