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Woman peacekeeper wins the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Nov 2017 : Woman peacekeeper wins the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award

A UN peacekeeper from South Africa was today awarded the United Nations’ Military Gender Advocate of the Year in Vancouver, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, presented the award to Major Seitebatso Pearl Block as part of the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial taking place from 14-15 November for her outstanding work on the frontlines of UN peacekeeping. 

 

10 November 2017 - UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide urges vigilance 

Genocide is the ultimate form of discrimination. We have to move today from early warning to early action”, stressed the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, to his European counterparts in Brussels. More here.

 

6 Nov 2017 : UN kicks off Police Week 2017

United Nations' new Police Adviser, Luis Carrilho, speaks about expectations for the UN POlice Week 2017. The annual event, running from 6 to 10 November, brings together heads of police components in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions around the world.