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11 Apr 2019 | New York
I welcome this debate on women in peacekeeping as we strive for progress on a key element in the maintenance of international peace and security. With the launch of the Strategy on Gender Parity in 2017, the United Nations has embarked on an ambitious and essential system-wide effort to enhance women’s representation at all levels and in all arenas. A key priority is to increase the number of women in peacekeeping – both civilian and uniformed, which is where we need the most improvement.
3 Apr 2019 | New York
Remarks by Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, on the situation in Haiti
29 Mar 2019
I thank you all, and particularly the co-hosts of today’s meeting, for your commitment to United Nations peacekeeping.     Across the decades, our peacekeeping operations have helped countries from Liberia and Sierra Leone to Timor Leste and Cambodia in transition from conflict to peace. They protect hundreds of thousands of civilians, support political solutions to conflict and help preserve ceasefires.   But as conflicts become more complex and high-risk, our operations must keep pace.    
29 Mar 2019
Je vous remercie pour l’opportunité qui m’est donnée de briefer le Conseil. Je souhaite la bienvenue à Son Excellence le Premier Ministre Maïga.   Nous avons tous été horrifiés par la récente recrudescence de la violence dans le centre du Mali, en particulier par le meurtre d’au moins 160 civils le week-end dernier dans le village d’Ogossagou, dans la région de Mopti.
29 Mar 2019 | New York
Remarks by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General for Department of Peace Operations at the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial 2019
29 Mar 2019 | New York
Opening statement by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General for Department of Peace Operations, on Protection of Civilians at the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial 2019
26 Mar 2019 | New York
A Brazilian peacekeeper serving in the Central African Republic has been selected to receive the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.
23 Mar 2019
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General welcomes the establishment of a government in the Central African Republic (CAR) in line with the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation signed in Bangui on 6 February. The Secretary-General commends the leadership role of the African Union in particular in the successful conclusion of the consultations that were held in Addis Ababa from 18 to 20 March, with United Nations support on CAR.
23 Mar 2019
The Secretary-General is shocked and outraged by reports that at least 134 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and at least 55 have been injured following an attack this morning on Ogossagou Peulh village, Mopti region, in central Mali.    The Secretary-General condemns this act and calls on the Malian authorities to swiftly investigate it and bring the perpetrators to justice.   
20 Mar 2019 | New York
Mr. Chair, Distinguished delegates, Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Special Committee on our priorities for taking forward Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) commitments in 2019. Since the Secretary-General launched Action for Peacekeeping almost a year ago today, it has become our core agenda for peacekeeping. At the opening of this session of the C-34, we briefed you on progress to date. Today, we will look forward to the remainder of 2019. Berlin High Level Meeting on A4P Ladies and gentlemen,