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April 3, 2014

Encourage US support of UN peacekeeping

From the Better World Campaign:

You’ve already heard the bad news: The U.S. is in the red on its peacekeeping dues — big time. Now here’s the good news: The Administration is committed to doing something about it.

Yesterday Ambassador Samantha Power took the case to Congress, testifying that next year’s budget must robustly support UN peacekeeping and pay back the dues we promised to pay.

Thank her for saying what Congress needed to hear, and tweet this message*:

Thank you @AmbassadorPower for standing up for robust funding of our @UN peacekeeping dues on Capitol Hill this ...

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January 31, 2014

Support UN Peacekeeping efforts

From our partners in the Office of Public Witness

Tell Congress to support UN peacekeeping efforts

2013 was a tough year for the world — a year for the UN to prove itself more than ever.  It was a year in which the UN showed its ability to respond nimbly to unfolding crises around the globe, from the humanitarian response to Typhoon Hainan to the critical role that peacekeepers are playing in containing and even reversing conflicts in some of the toughest corners of the world.  However, just as peacekeeping is proving its worth, Congress and the Administration have decided to ...

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May 28, 2013

29 May - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

International Day of UN Peacekeepers banner

"This year’s International Day of Peacekeepers is an opportunity to raise awareness about new developments in the field while honouring those who lost their lives over the past year serving under the blue flag. United Nations peacekeeping is increasingly called on to deploy multi-dimensional operations to help countries transition from conflict to peace, with a significant focus on protecting civilians, including the most vulnerable among them: women and children."

United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. It is comprised of civilian, police and military personnel, and has adapted its ...

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March 11, 2013

UN News Centre on the Commission on the Status of Women

One news media providing coverage of the 57th Session on the Commission of Women is the United Nations News Centre. Here are several of their stories:

VIDEO STORIES: Women from around the world share their ideas of the greatest challenges to eliminating violence against women and girls, and how to overcome them

PRINT STORIES
FEATURE: UN peacekeeping - on the front lines to end violence against women
8 March – “I know what it means to lose your house, to be looted. To look a child in the eye and say, 'If they come for me, you need to run'," said the ...

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