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Peace & conflict resolution
Safety of UN Volunteers in South Sudan amidst fighting
18 July 2016
Between Friday 8 July and Sunday 10 July, heavy fighting broke out in Juba which had consequences for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Agencies, Funds and Programmes active in the country.
A ceasefire was declared on Monday 11 July 2016. At least 272 people have been killed in the recent violence. Two peacekeepers and one United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) staff lost their lives while several other peacekeepers have sustained injuries.
23 June 2016
UN Volunteers support peacekeeping operations and the multiple activities of the blue helmets. At the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) their work is evident through activities that strengthen the Haitian National Police (HNP) and those that work directly supporting the troops.Read
02 June 2016
Berlin, Germany: In what has become an annual event, the Government of Germany and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) held a gathering in Berlin to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, honouring the contribution of German peacekeepers around the world in the presence of more than 200 invitees. Read
30 May 2016
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: For UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer Andreas Karpati (Switzerland) assigned to MONUSCO, organising field missions to engage in conversation with local authorities and community members, and understand the reality they live every day, allows him to better analyse the threats and vulnerabilities that civilians affected by armed conflict experience. Read'We will forever be known by the tracks we leave'
27 May 2016
Liberia: Sharing my skills and experience as a UN Volunteer creates positive change in society. I spearheaded efforts to strengthen the capacity of civil society through training and mentoring in areas of governance and accountability. The effort culminated in the reorganization of civil society actors and the development of a shared strategic vision. Read
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