Issuing Presidential Statement, Security Council Expresses Grave Concern about Threats, Attacks against Peacekeepers around Globe

24 May

After declining for several years, 2021 has seen an alarming uptick in deadly attacks against United Nations peacekeepers, senior officials told the Security Council during a videoconference debate today, as members adopted a presidential statement reiterating their support for blue helmets deployed amid some of the world’s most complex conflict environments.

Approving Text on Peacekeeping Operations, Fourth Committee Calls for General Assembly’s Endorsement of New Proposals, Recommendations

14 May

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), acting without a vote today, approved a resolution endorsing the latest report of the 34-member Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations — including a raft of recommendations related to mandates, protection and peacekeeper conduct and safety — thereby forwarding them to the General Assembly for adoption.

Secretary-General Appoints Alain Noudéhou of Benin Deputy Special Representative for United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

28 Apr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Alain Noudéhou of Benin as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Resident Coordinator in Mali.