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22 Feb 2024 | New York
Marking a significant milestone, the Republic of Kazakhstan officially announced its inaugural independent commitment of a military contingent to United Nations Peacekeeping on 14 February.
6 Dec 2023
Ninety-one Member States and three international organizations expressed their collective commitment and political support to United Nations Peacekeeping at the 2023 Ministerial, which concluded in Accra, Ghana today. At the first Peacekeeping Ministerial held in Africa, 57 Member States announced new pledges to meet current and future challenges and needs, in line with ongoing reform under Action for Peacekeeping and A4P+, key priorities to improve peacekeeping effectiveness.
4 Dec 2023
Ministers and delegates from more than 85 countries and international organizations will meet in Accra, Ghana for the 2023 UN Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting on 5-6 December to express their collective commitment to UN Peacekeeping. The Ministerial seeks to secure vital political support and concrete commitments to strengthen UN Peacekeeping efforts to meet current and future challenges and needs, in line with ongoing reform under Action for Peacekeeping and the A4P+ implementation plan.
10 Nov 2023 | New York
The United Nations has announced that Police First Sergeant Renita Rismayanti, of Indonesia, will receive the 2023 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year Award on 16 November 2023.  The award will be presented during the annual United Nations Police Week, taking place at United Nations Headquarters from 13 to 17 November. 
24 Oct 2023 | New York
New York, 24 October 2023 – An interactive photographic exhibition featuring portraits of women peacebuilders and peacekeepers will pay tribute to their vital contribution on 25 October, outside United Nations Headquarters in New York.
11 Oct 2023
The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has taken immediate and robust action in response to reports of serious misconduct by UN peacekeepers. Those reports follow a series of measures that the Mission has proactively initiated across its areas of deployment to ensure compliance with United Nations values and standards of conduct.
22 Sep 2023 | New York
Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds its Twenty Second Consultative Meeting New York, 18 September — The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its twenty second consultative meeting on 18 September 2023 in New York.
13 Sep 2023 | New York City
Peace is a call for action: Ahead of annual gathering of world leaders, peace activists join Guterres’ call for lasting peace in a fractured world