When we challenge barriers, whether they be physical, emotional, or institutional, it influences those around us, hopefully for the better.
A month after the appointment of Lt. General Shavendra Silva as chief of the Sri Lankan army, the United Nations announced a ban on Sri Lankan troops, citing concern over Silva's involvement in the death of tens of thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils during civil war.
More than 10,000 troops from 41 countries are deployed between Israel and Lebanon, which threaten to go to war once again.
The U.N. mission has played a key role in stabilizing the war-torn country.
The U.S. currently contributes about a quarter of the $8 billion budgeted for peacekeeping missions.
The State Department should investigate whether any U.S. taxpayer-funded U.N. peacekeeper engaged in child sex.
The U.N.'s mission in CAR has uncovered a further seven alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation.
The alleged abuse took place in an IDP camp in the country's capital, Bangui.
Kiev's representative has invited Ban Ki-moon to send an assessment mission.
Will China's increased commitment to the peacekeeping forces be a blessing or a curse?
Beijing currently has 3,000 troops on peacekeeping duty; the U.S. has less than 100.
Despite orders to hold their fire, a group of U.N. peacekeepers held off al Qaeda-linked militants for 3 days