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UN Agrees to Cut Peacekeeping Budget, a Reduction US Sought - U.S. News & World Report

UN Agrees to Cut Peacekeeping Budget, a Reduction US SoughtU.S. News & World ReportUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the United Nations' far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though it wanted an even larger ...and more »

Sudan says UN troops cut shows Darfur a 'closed chapter' - Business Standard

Sudan says UN troops cut shows Darfur a 'closed chapter'Business StandardThe UN Security Council's decision to cut peacekeepers in Darfur shows the conflict in Sudan's war-torn region is a "closed chapter", the foreign ministry said. The council on Thursday unanimously adopted a ted resolution that will reduce the number of ...and more »

Haley uses Trump cuts as 'leverage' at UN - CNN;

Haley uses Trump cuts as 'leverage' at UN - CNN

CNNHaley uses Trump cuts as 'leverage' at UNCNNWashington (CNN) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley received mixed reviews this week after cheering cuts to the UN's peacekeeping budget and leading efforts to dramatically reduce the organization's long-standing presence in Sudan's ...and more »

UN Security Council Votes to Drawdown Darfur Peacekeeping Operation, Experts Say Decision “Flawed” - South Sudan News Agency;

UN Security Council Votes to Drawdown Darfur Peacekeeping Operation, Experts Say Decision “Flawed” - South Sudan News Agency

South Sudan News AgencyUN Security Council Votes to Drawdown Darfur Peacekeeping Operation, Experts Say Decision “Flawed”South Sudan News AgencyWashington, DC, June 29, 2017 — Today the U.N. Security Council voted to decimate the capacity of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) based on a strategic review conducted by the United Nations. Enough Project experts are available for ...and more »

UN approves US$600 million budget cut to peacekeeping - Channel NewsAsia;

UN approves US$600 million budget cut to peacekeeping - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsiaUN approves US$600 million budget cut to peacekeepingChannel NewsAsiaThe United Nations has about 95,000 peacekeepers serving in its missions worldwide. They include these Ethiopian troops patrolling the Abyei Administrative Area, a disputed territory between Sudan and South Sudan, in December last year. (Photo: ...and more »

Nikki Haley claims credit for already planned cuts to UN peacekeeping budget - Humanosphere;

Nikki Haley claims credit for already planned cuts to UN peacekeeping budget - Humanosphere

HumanosphereNikki Haley claims credit for already planned cuts to UN peacekeeping budgetHumanosphereHelmet and flack jackets of the members of the 1 parachute battalion of the South African contingent of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Credit: UN Photo/Marie Frechon/flickr). U.S. Ambassador to the U.N ...and more »

Nikki Haley Channels her inner Hillary Clinton - HuffPost

Nikki Haley Channels her inner Hillary ClintonHuffPostDonald Trump nominated Nikki Haley as the administration's ambassador to the United Nations. She seems to have mistaken the signal. She thinks she's the Nikki Haley ambassador to the U.N. Or maybe Hillary Clinton's. Trump has repeatedly reminded ...and more »

UN downsizes peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur - Deutsche Welle;

UN downsizes peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleUN downsizes peacekeepers in Sudan's DarfurDeutsche WelleThe UN Security Council has agreed to reduce the number peacekeepers in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur after US pressure led to a $600 million cut in the UN budget for peace operations. UN Mission UNAMID (picture-alliance/dpa/A. G. Farran).and more »

The UN's Peackeeping Budget is Shrinking. Is that a good thing? - UN Dispatch;

The UN's Peackeeping Budget is Shrinking. Is that a good thing? - UN Dispatch

UN DispatchThe UN's Peackeeping Budget is Shrinking. Is that a good thing?UN DispatchOn Wednesday evening, Nikki Haley touted a nearly $600 million cut to the UN Peacekeeping budget, boasting this as a win for the United States. “Just 5 months into our time here, we've cut over half a billion $$$ from the UN peacekeeping budget & we're ...and more »

Nikki Haley celebrates cuts to UN peacekeeping budget - MSNBC;

Nikki Haley celebrates cuts to UN peacekeeping budget - MSNBC

MSNBCNikki Haley celebrates cuts to UN peacekeeping budgetMSNBCThe United Nation's efforts to prevent violence took a regressive turn this week with a budget cut the Trump administration celebrated. The Daily Beast reported: The United Nations has tentatively agreed to cut nearly $600 million from its peacekeeping ...and more »

UN approves cut on troops in Sudan's Darfur - africanews;

UN approves cut on troops in Sudan's Darfur - africanews

africanewsUN approves cut on troops in Sudan's DarfurafricanewsThe United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved a phased drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region that could almost halve the number of troops over the next year if conditions are conducive and the government is cooperative.and more »

US pushes cuts for UN peacekeeping budget – just the beginning, says US ambassador - Ottawa Citizen;

US pushes cuts for UN peacekeeping budget – just the beginning, says US ambassador - Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa CitizenUS pushes cuts for UN peacekeeping budget – just the beginning, says US ambassadorOttawa CitizenUS Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley celebrated the cuts on Twitter. “Just 5 months into our time here, we've cut over half a billion $$$ from the UN peacekeeping budget & we're only getting started,” she tweeted. The Trump administration ...and more »

Sudan: UN Decides to Downsize Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur - AllAfrica.com

Sudan: UN Decides to Downsize Peacekeeping Mission in DarfurAllAfrica.comNew York — On Thursday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approved a major reduction of peacekeepers in Darfur. The UNSC renewed the mandate of Unamid until 30 June next year, and will restructure the mission "in two six-month phases ...and more »

Under US pressure, United Nations agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping - Newburgh Gazette;

Under US pressure, United Nations agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping - Newburgh Gazette

Newburgh GazetteUnder US pressure, United Nations agrees on deep cuts to peacekeepingNewburgh GazetteThe UN has agreed on 7.3 billion dollars to fund 13 peacekeeping missions and a logistics support office, diplomats said. The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to cut the peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region by almost 30 percent.and more »

UN agrees to draw down Darfur peacekeeping forceUN agrees to draw down Darfur peacekeeping force - Daily Nation;

UN agrees to draw down Darfur peacekeeping forceUN agrees to draw down Darfur peacekeeping force - Daily Nation

Daily NationUN agrees to draw down Darfur peacekeeping forceUN agrees to draw down Darfur peacekeeping forceDaily NationA Sudanese boy rides a donkey past a UN-African Union mission in Darfur armoured vehicle in the war-torn town of Golo in central Darfur on June 19, 2017. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP. Advertisement. By AFP More by this Author. UNITED NATIONS.and more »

Security Council endorses UNAMID cuts, says peace in Darfur is need for exit - Sudan Tribune

Security Council endorses UNAMID cuts, says peace in Darfur is need for exitSudan TribuneJune 29, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - As it was announced in the decision of the African Union earlier this month, the UN Security Council Thursday reduced the peacekeepers deployed in Darfur region. But it stressed that the end of the hybrid mission can only ...and more »

US Squeezes UN Budget For Peacekeepers - malaysiandigest.com

US Squeezes UN Budget For Peacekeepersmalaysiandigest.comUNITED NATIONS -- Though it was not surprising for many insiders at the United Nations (UN), who had envisaged that the US administration of President Donald Trump was going to squeeze its contributions to the overall UN budget, it was officially ...and more »

UN to reduce peacekeepers in Darfur region of Sudan - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UN to reduce peacekeepers in Darfur region of SudanPittsburgh Post-GazetteNEW YORK — The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved a major reduction of peacekeepers in Darfur, the vast region of Sudan where violence continues against civilians, according to human rights groups, and millions remain displaced ...and more »

Under US pressure, United Nations agrees deep cuts to peacekeeping - ClickLancashire;

Under US pressure, United Nations agrees deep cuts to peacekeeping - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUnder US pressure, United Nations agrees deep cuts to peacekeepingClickLancashireUnited Nations member nations agreed on a $7.3 billion annual budget for its peacekeeping efforts Wednesday, saving the USA millions of dollars and eliciting an excited response from US ambassador Nikki Haley. UN Security Council has agreed to a major ...and more »

UN Security Council Approves Sharp Cuts in Darfur Peacekeeping - Voice of America;

UN Security Council Approves Sharp Cuts in Darfur Peacekeeping - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaUN Security Council Approves Sharp Cuts in Darfur PeacekeepingVoice of AmericaThe U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to cut the peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region by nearly 30 percent. The British-sponsored resolution was sparked by the evolving security situation in Darfur and U.S. pressure on the U.N ...and more »