World Mar 10, 2019

U.N. chief proposes cutting Congo peacekeeping force

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has proposed shrinking the large peacekeeping force in Congo. After presidential elections in December that ended Joseph Kabila's rule and improved security, the 16,000-strong mission known as MONUSCO now can be reconfigured, U.N. officials have said. Guterres suggested a reduction of about ...

U.N. convention won't rid world of nuclear arms: NATO chief

World Jan 15, 2018

U.N. convention won't rid world of nuclear arms: NATO chief

NATO supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons, the military alliance's top official said Sunday. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech at a ...

National / Politics Sep 21, 2017

Japan's Kono reaffirms commitment to peacekeeping at U.N.

Japan will continue to make a positive contribution to U.N. peacekeeping efforts following its withdrawal of troops from a mission in South Sudan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Wednesday in New York. "Under the banner of 'proactive contribution to peace,' Japan has made every effort ...