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1. CURRENT 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis issue features:
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1. 1325 TRANSLATION UPDATE: MARATHI AND WOLOF TRANSLATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
TOTAL NUMBER OF AVAILABLE TRANSLATIONS: 65
PeaceWomen recently received a Marathi translation and a Wolof translation.
Marathi is one of India's official languages, and is the state official language of Maharashtra. Wolof is spoken in Senegal and Gambia, as well as in Mali and Mauritania.THIS ISSUE OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWS FEATURES:
Peacekeeping operations have had mandates ranging from traditional methods of resolving disputes peacefully under Chapter VI, such as promoting reconciliation, assisting with the implementation of a peace agreement, or performing mediation and good offices, and more forceful action as authorized under Chapter VII which can authorize a range of measures including the use of force under Article 42 of the Charter.
For the first time, Bangladesh is going to send female police officers to a foreign UN peacekeeping mission.
Demand for Bangladeshi police officers by the UN for its peacekeeping missions is increasing because they are renowned for their professionalism.
Bangladesh police first sent officers to the UN peacekeeping mission in in Namibia in 1989.
A five-year campaign to boost the number of UN female peacekeepers is progressing steadily in police units, but "seems to be stuck" at a minuscule percentage in military contingents, Lt-Col Alejandro Alvarez of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), told IRIN.
Increasing the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping is one of the highest priorities for the United States at the United Nations. Multilateral peacekeeping shares the risks and responsibilities of maintaining international peace and security, and is a cost-effective way to help achieve U.S. strategic and humanitarian interests.