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UN votes to shut down Haiti police mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday decided to shut down a police mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller UN political presence even as it admitted that the poor Caribbean nation faces major problems.

UN council requests options to overhaul Mali peace force

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday agreed to discuss revamping the UN peacekeeping force in Mali but cautioned that any changes, including a possible major drawdown, should not jeopardize the West African country's stability.

UN sets sights on exit strategy for DR Congo peacekeeping mission

New York - The UN Security Council agreed Friday to extend the huge peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo until December to allow time for a withdrawal plan to be drawn up.

US seeks drawdown of UN peacekeeping force in Mali

New York - Declaring that peace efforts in Mali had faltered, the United States on Friday called on the UN Security Council to consider a possible major drawdown of the peacekeeping mission in the West African country.

Angelina Jolie at UN speaks out for US engagement in the world

New York - Describing herself as a American patriot, Angelina Jolie spoke out Friday in favor of US engagement in the world, in an address at the United Nations that contrasted with President Donald Trump's views.

Russia at UN raps US over South Sudan peace deal

New York - Russia took a swipe at the United States and its allies on Friday for their reluctance to embrace a peace deal for South Sudan, the latest in a string of agreements that have so far failed to end the war.

UN chief proposes cutting DRCongo force

New York - UN chief Antonio Guterres has proposed shrinking the large peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN considering drawdown of DR Congo mission

New York - The United Nations is considering a drawdown of its large peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and charting a course towards an exit strategy, a senior UN peacekeeping official said Thursday.

UN chief says Haiti police mission should close as planned

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is recommending that a UN police force deployed in Haiti end its mission in October as planned, despite weeks of violent protests, according to a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Terror attacks on the rise in Mali: UN

New York - Security is worsening in Mali with terror attacks on the rise, targeting UN peacekeepers, Malian troops, international forces and civilians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned in a report on Tuesday.

Ukraine asks UN to move ahead with peacekeeping mission

New York - Ukraine urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday to draw up options for a peacekeeping mission to the war-torn Donbass region, despite opposition from Russia.

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.
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