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UN honors the 'long and proud history' of one million UN peacekeepers

Friday, May 30th 2014 - 00:58 UTC
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Hailing the “long and proud” history of United Nations peacekeeping – with over one million “blue helmets” having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since 1948 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon led the Organization on Thursday in honoring those men and women who lost their lives in the past year, while looking to the future, envisioning a modern, global force that can effectively tackle emerging peace and security challenges. Read full article


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  • reality check

    Bosnia? Rwanda?

    Long proud history my arse!

    May 30th, 2014 - 04:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Don't forget Sierra Leone where the Nigerian UN peacekeepers acted like gangsters and committed horrendous crimes against the people they were supposed to protect.

    It took the intervention of the British military to sort out that country, and the UK told the UN to pull its peacekeepers out who were worse than the rebels.

    May 30th, 2014 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    UN peacekeepers? Anyone noticed that these “forces” are the “regular” forces of, mostly, sovereign states with different berets/helmets? Where's the thanks to the states that sent their troops?

    May 30th, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I remember watching Bosnia on the news, women and children being murdered by snipers and mortared in the markets. I was spitting blood, what kind of a soldier stands by and does FA about it?

    A UN Trooper, that's who, because he is ordered to do so by namby pamby arsehole politicians, eating their free lunches and drinking their free wine in their crystal palace in New York.

    Then as if it was not bad enough, we had Srebrenica, the so called safe haven. All they did was round up those poor trusting Muslim Bosnians, so the fucking Serbs could slaughter them more easily.

    Thank god for NATO. Professional warriors to a man and the saviour of millions!

    Do not even start me on Rwanda.

    I hate the fucking UN with a passion.

    May 30th, 2014 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    To little to late
    every time.

    May 30th, 2014 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    The UN, an Organisation headed by no one anybody has ever heard of until he or maybe she some day, Is appointed the General Secretary.

    Call me a liar!

    If it is such a great job, why doesn't somebody, who is somebody get appointed?

    May 30th, 2014 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I would be interested to see some data on just how latin america has contributed to world peace over the last 100 years.

    Some facts, and details please.

    May 30th, 2014 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Some of you should imagine the world WITHOUT the UN.

    It is easy to criticise until you realise that the UN is nothing more than a manifestation of the failings of the sovereign states that make up its membership.

    May 31st, 2014 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps tony Blair would do the job for a small price,, say 20

    May 31st, 2014 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Imagine the world without the UN?

    It could hardly be a worse place than it is already.

    The UN is a reactive organisation, it reacts to world crises and it is pretty bloody poor at doing that.

    Jun 01st, 2014 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    AIDS is rampant in Cambodia.
    Some analysts put a figure of infected people at 20%.
    Almost unknown there 25 years ago.
    lntroduced by courtesy of African UN “Peacekeepers”.

    Jun 01st, 2014 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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