AMISOM Commends Female Peacekeepers in Somalia
December 14, 2016: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) commended its female peacekeepers for their critical role in the restoration of peace and stability in Somalia after decades of war. The recognition was made during the female peacekeepers conference, held in Somali capital, Mogadishu, and attended by officers from all components of AMISOM including the military, police and civilian. See full story: AMISOM Commends Role Played by Female Peacekeepers in Stabilizing Somalia (Reliefweb)
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My Year in Africa: Why This Brazilian Woman Peacekeeper Wants to Return
September 13, 2019: Lieut. Comdr. Marcia Braga, left, a 45-year-old Brazilian naval officer, spent a year as a UN military gender adviser in the war-wracked Central African Republic, above. She called it “the most rewarding experience she has ever had.”
International Day of Peace September 21
September 13, 2019: 21 September marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the UN’s General Assembly. To mark the day, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and over 100 additional peacebuilding organizations from throughout the world issued a statement to United Nations Member States that brings attention to peace concerns.