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UN trying to recruit more female peacekeepers

UN trying to recruit more female peacekeepers
 
UN peacekeepers in Goma, DRC AFP / Walter Astrada

It’s been 70 years since the United Nations launched its first peacekeeping mission in 1948.

Back then, peacekeeping missions only accepted men.

And that hasn’t changed much -- today, only only around five percent of peacekeepers are women.

But the UN is now trying to change that.

Benedict Moran has this report from Bunia, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 


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