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First-Ever all-female training course for UNPOL candidates launched

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:30

DPKO | OROLSI | PD | Charles Hurlbur & Denis Tikhomirov

In 2009, the United Nations launched a global effort to increase the representation of female police to comprise 20 percent of United Nations police in peace operations by 2014. To reach this target goal, the Police Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations developed the All-Female Selection Assistance and Assessment Team (SAAT) Training Project.

UN mission for Ebola response highlights new type of UN operation - Chef de Cabinet tells UNMEER staff

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00

Accra | UNMEER

Staff at the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) are at the forefront of a new kind of UN operation – one that leverages the UN system capacities and expertise in innovative ways to respond to the uniqueness of this crisis.

High-Level Briefing on Preparations for 2015 United Nations Crime Congress

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:30

New York | UNODC

On 9 October 2014, the Permanent Mission of Qatar, together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a High-Level Briefing on the preparations for the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to be held 12 to 19 April 2015 in Doha, Qatar. [Story not featured on iSeek]

UNMAS Expertise to the Forefront in Strengthening the UN mission in Mali

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:30

DPKO | MINUSMA | UNMAS

Six armoured plated vehicles (MPVs) equipped with mechanical bomb arms arrived in Mali as part of a special order that UNMAS made through MINUSMA. They were immediately deployed to Gao and Kidal to be used by the Cambodian and the Nepalese specialized Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) companies serving in these locations.

Safe storage saves lives

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 18:00

Port-au-Prince | DPKO | UNMAS

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has in the past year helped the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to dispose of 11 tonnes of degraded ammunition and supported a pilot project on weapons and ammunition management in support of the Haitian National Police (HNP).

News clips about the UN shown in elevators, gyms, malls and colleges all around Brazil

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00

Rio de Janeiro | UNIC Rio

Thanks to a partnership sealed in July 2013 with the UN Information Centre in Rio de Janeiro (UNIC Rio), the media company Elemidia shows daily a selection of news, pictures and videos on UN activities on its network of over 11,000 monitors spread across 54 Brazilian cities.

UN staff assist Khmer Rouge tribunal reach historic verdict

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:30

Phnom Penh | UNAKRT

One hundred and thirty United Nations staff and officials played a key role in a process that culminated on 7 August 2014 when the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment.