UN peacekeeping

From guerilla caps to blue helmets

Between 1996 and 2006, they flaunted red headbands or guerilla caps with a red star. Seven years after the peace deal, some of them started wearing peaked caps after their integration into the Nepal Army. More than 80 of them now are all set to wear blue helmets. This is former Maoist fighters’ transition—from making war to keeping peace.

May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018

Peace begins with smile

When one walks through the entrance to the Bangladesh Rapidly Deployable Battalion headquarters in Bunia of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first thing that catches the eye is a huge plaque that says "Peace begins with a smile".

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

From guerilla caps to blue helmets

Between 1996 and 2006, they flaunted red headbands or guerilla caps with a red star. Seven years after the peace deal, some of them started wearing peaked caps after their integration into the Nepal Army. More than 80 of them now are all set to wear blue helmets. This is former Maoist fighters’ transition—from making war to keeping peace.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Challenges for Bangladeshi peacekeepers – Darfur experience

Bangladesh is recognized as one of the leading contributors to peacekeeping operations around the globe.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

UN to honour 126 ‘blue helmets’

The UN will honour more than 100 “blue helmets”, including eight Bangladeshis, who lost their lives while serving the cause of peace.