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Nikki Haley Threatened to Withhold Backing for UN's Congo Mission, Then Blinked - Foreign Policy (blog)

In search of savings, the Trump administration targets the U.N.'s largest and costliest peacekeeping missions for cuts. By Colum Lynch, Ty McCormick. | March 30, 2017, 5:35 PM. WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: (AFP-OUT) Nikki Haley raises her right hand ...and more »

DR Congo: Security Council extends peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength - UN News Centre

UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) BMP armored vehicle on patrol. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti ?Share. Print. 31 March 2017 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the ...and more »

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force -

The United Nations Security Council has renewed the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo but decided to cut its numbers. The 15-member council on Friday unanimously renewed the $1.2bn mission for another year amid ...and more »

After the Murder of Two UN Experts, What Next for Congo's Peacekeeping Mission? - Newsweek

MONUSCO peacekeepers Uruguayan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) patrol in their armoured personnel carrier in Tshimbulu near Kananga, the capital of Central ...and more »

UN Security Council cuts 500 peacekeepers from Congo mission - Arab News

In this Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. (AP). THE UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council voted unanimously to cut 500 troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic ...and more »

DR Congo peacekeeping: UN votes to scale down mission - BBC News

The UN Security Council has voted to cut the size of Monusco, its largest and most expensive peacekeeping mission, which operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under a draft plan, the total of 19,000 peacekeepers will be reduced by 3,000. The UN ...and more »

UN council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap - Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday cut the troop cap by 18 percent for its peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo after reaching a compromise with the United States, which wanted a bigger cut to the largest and ...and more »

Trump wants to cut UN funding — but peacekeeping saves money, as well as lives - Washington Post

On March 29, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley discussed cuts to the U.N. peacekeeping budget, noting, “Everyone knows there's fat at the U.N.”. Earlier this month, President Trump's budget proposed to cut U.N. funding by nearly 40 ...and more »

Father of UN Expert Killed in Congo Wants Son's Work to Continue - Voice of America

For the last five years, Michael J. Sharp lived in one of the most dangerous countries in Africa, trying to broker peace between armed groups. "He was following his passion and mission to make peace in the world — a very broken and violent world," his ...and more »

Security Council Grants Mandate Extension for United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Democratic Republic of ... - Reliefweb

The Security Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) this morning, extending it until 31 March 2018 while reducing the operation's troop ceiling by some 3 ...and more »