Daily Archives: September 29, 2015

UN Peacekeeping Gets Big Boost

On Day 1 of UNGA, President Obama hosted a pledging conference to bolster UN Peacekeeping operations around the world, which are overstretched and under resourced. As a consequence of this “Peacekeeping Summit” some 30,000 new troops were committed to future operations as well as key material and other support structures intended to improve the effectiveness

Statement by President Donald Tusk at the Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping

I am pleased to be here today and make a pledge on behalf of the European Union to strengthen UN peacekeeping operations. EU Member States remain the main financial contributors to UN peacekeeping, covering more than one third of the total peacekeeping budget for the period 2014-2015. The Union also conducts crisis management missions and operations

IRIN's Top Picks: Aid bureaucracy, bombing Yemen and a bungled Ebola response

Our photo feature shows people wading through flooded streets on the outskirts of Pathein in Myanmar in September 2015, where flooding has persisted for months. LONDON, 25 September 2015 (IRIN) – Welcome to IRIN’s reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs

The hurdles awaiting the new SDGs

A 10-minute film introducing the Sustainable Development Goals is projected onto the UN Headquarters NAIROBI, 25 September 2015 (IRIN) – No one does summits like the UN, and this weekend will be a big one, as the world celebrates the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals – a new set of targets that global leaders