UN peacekeeping operations traditionally rely on military personnel. Over the last 25 years, police and civilian functions have exponentially grown as a response to new conflicts and emerging threats to peace around the world, but also in response to calls for a stronger “people focus” of peace operations. UN operations are now tasked with maintaining peace but also supporting institutions of governance, human rights monitoring, security sector reform, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants and other critical areas in order to build a truly sustainable peace.
Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion.
The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme regret to announce the death of a United Nations Volunteer who was serving as civilian personnel in the Engineering Section of UNOCI.
Mrs. Anita Andreevska Mitrovska was killed during the attack that took place on Sunday, 13 March in Grand-Bassam, outside of Abidjan, condemned by the Secretary – General of the United Nations. http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=9526