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UN peacekeeping missions at risk over $2 bln budget gap

New York - The United Nations is struggling with close to $2 billion dollars in unpaid contributions to its peacekeeping budget, with current cash balances covering less than two months of operations, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned.

US resists African bid for UN funding of new peace operations

New York - An ambitious push by African countries to secure UN financing for future peace operations is facing strong resistance from the United States, which has put forward conditions for the funding, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.

US, China at odds over UN push to fund African peacekeeping

New York - A push at the United Nations to secure financing for peace operations led by the African Union won strong backing from China on Tuesday but the United States poured cold water on the proposal.

Russia warns France over C. Africa peace role

New York - Russia warned France on Thursday that it must put aside "parochial national interests" and recognize its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.

France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over C. Africa

New York - France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission there.

US weighs cuts to funding for 'bad deal' UN

New York - The United States is seeking to reduce its funding for the United Nations, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Friday, stressing that multilateralism had, at times, been a "bad deal" for Americans.

UN weighs plan to support deploying C. Africa army

New York - The UN Security Council is weighing a plan that would see UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic offer support to newly-trained national troops as they deploy across the strife-scarred country.

China to showcase peacekeeping role with UN Security Council visit

New York - China has invited the UN Security Council for a visit this month that will showcase its growing support for peacekeeping and include a tour of the modern cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the UN ambassador said on Thursday.

US asks UN to prepare exit from Kosovo

New York - The United States has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to come up with an exit strategy for the UN's mission in Kosovo after a nearly two-decade presence there.

UN peacekeeper held over alleged sex abuse of minors

Libreville - The United Nations has detained one of its peacekeepers suspected of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN's MINUSCA mission there said Friday.

UN bars Nigerian peacekeeper for sexually exploiting woman

New York - A Nigerian policeman who served as a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sent home and barred from peacekeeping after an investigation found he had sexually exploited a woman, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

UN moves to toughen response to peacekeeper misconduct

New York - The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday aimed at toughening the UN response to peacekeeper misconduct following a string of failures by the blue helmets to protect civilians.

US wants to toughen UN response to peacekeeper misconduct

New York - The United States has presented a draft Security Council resolution aimed at toughening the UN response to failures by peacekeepers in their mission to protect civilians, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday.

US wants to toughen UN response to peacekeeper misconduct

New York - The United States has presented a draft Security Council resolution aimed at toughening the UN response to failures by peacekeepers in their mission to protect civilians, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday.

UN peacekeepers return to Golan after talks with Russia, Israel, Syria

New York - UN peacekeepers have carried out a first patrol since 2014 to a key crossing point between the Syrian and Israeli-controlled Golan Heights after liaising with Russia, Israel and Syria, a UN spokesman said Friday.

UN agrees peacekeeping budget of $6.7 billion: sources

New York - UN member countries on Sunday agreed to a peacekeeping budget of just under $6.7 billion, according to diplomatic sources.Two sources confirmed to AFP an agreement had been reached for $6.

UN eyes further drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations is planning to press on with a major drawdown of its joint peacekeeping mission with the African Union in Sudan's Darfur region, the UN peacekeeping chief said Monday.

C. African president urges disarming armed groups

New York - The Central African Republic's President Faustin-Archange Touadera told the United Nations on Monday he wants to "accelerate" the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of members of armed groups.

UN peacekeeper, 22 fighters killed in C. Africa attack

New York - A peacekeeper was killed and 11 others wounded when a UN base was attacked early Tuesday in the Central African Republic, triggering heavy fighting that also left 22 fighters dead.

US says others should pay bigger share of UN peacekeeping bill

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley told countries at the United Nations on Wednesday they need to "step up" and pay a bigger share of the multi-billion-dollar bill for peacekeeping operations.

UN strengthens role of DR Congo mission in elections

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday tasked its huge peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo with helping to prepare elections meant to end President Joseph Kabila's rule.

UN strengthens role of DR Congo mission in elections

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously backed a resolution that tasks the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo with helping to prepare elections and avoid deadly violence.

UN peacekeepers could help prepare DR Congo vote: draft resolution

New York - The United Nations Security Council is considering a French-drafted resolution that would task peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo with helping to prepare credible elections.

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

Ottawa - Canadian peacekeepers backed by helicopters will join UN Blue Helmets in the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source said on Friday.

UN receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

New York - The United Nations received 138 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse last year and nearly half were against UN peacekeeping missions, a report said on Tuesday.

UN report backs peacekeeping changes in face of deaths

New York - UN peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate and not shy away from using force to reverse a worrying trend of escalating fatalities, according to a new report made public Monday.

Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in C. Africa

Paris - French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission, judicial sources told AFP on Monday.

Brazil ready to send peacekeepers to C. Africa: general

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is ready to send at least 750 peacekeepers to join a United Nations force patrolling the Central African Republic, a Brazilian general said Tuesday.

Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

New York - UN peacekeeping hit a rock-bottom low when blue helmets in Bosnia failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, a year after peacekeepers pulled out of Rwanda as it was convulsed by mass atrocities.

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to C. Africa

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.
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