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Documentary Underscores Importance of Women in UN Peacekeeping
Blog | 07/29/2019
According to the UN, between 1957 and 1989, only 20 uniformed women served as UN peacekeepers. While that number has grown to nearly five percent of total uniformed personnel in UN peacekeeping today, the gender gap persists.
The Fight of Our Lives: How UN Peacekeepers are Helping Combat Congo’s Deadly Ebola Outbreak
Blog | 07/21/2019
UN Peacekeepers have existed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in some form since 1960. The current peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, was established in 2010 in the aftermath of the African World War, which killed 5 million people. Now UN Peacekeepers are taking on a new responsibility: fighting Ebola.
Spotlighting the UN’s Role in Combating the Opioid Crisis
Blog | 05/29/2019
By Jordie Hannum According to the 2018 World Drug Report, the production of opium is at the highest level ever recorded, and drug trafficking of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – a drug 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin – continues to grow rapidly, online and across borders. Here in the U.S., the […]
WMO: Keeping an Eye on the Atmosphere
Blog | 03/22/2019
There is no denying extreme weather and climate change are real threats to our planet. We can be thankful there is an entire UN agency dedicated to weather, climate, and the water cycle, the World Meteorological Organization.
ILO: Creating Safe and Inclusive Workplaces
Blog | 03/04/2019
Have you ever reached the end of a long week, grateful that the weekend is about to start? If so, you have the International Labor Organization (ILO) to thank. ILO is your guardian in the workplace, championing rights like social security benefits and establishing safeguards against gender discrimination.
Milestone in UN Peacekeeping: Women Take the Lead in Cyprus
Blog | 02/13/2019
For the first time in UN history, a peacekeeping mission is led by all women, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Learn more about their female leadership and why this might help resolve the ongoing conflict in the country.
Meet @USArmy Lt. Col. Paul Snyder, a native Wisconsinite who has dedicated his life to making the world a better place, most recently w/ @UN_MINUSMA. Despite the risks, hear why he says the U.S. must remain committed to the @UN & @UNPeacekeeping: https://t.co/nbHUOwhNDW https://t.co/xtzADJGCM8
For over 15 years, @UNPeacekeeping troops in Haiti have helped to strengthen government institutions, bolster local law enforcement, protect and promote human rights - all with the goal of improving the everyday lives of the Haitian people. https://t.co/mOBhXyflpD
RT @UN_Women: "She teaches us to defy our own self-limitation." — Eleanor Roosevelt's great granddaughter explains how Roosevelt's legacy…