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Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

PARIS, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday urged de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine as diplomatic talks in Paris failed to resolve the situation.
UN envoy harassed by armed men, 'not kidnapped,' in Crimea

UN envoy harassed by armed men, 'not kidnapped,' in Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine, March 5 (UPI) -- A group of armed men demanded UN Special Envoy Robert Serry leave Crimea, where he was on a fact-finding mission, immediately. Serry refused, and was unharmed.
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UN deputy secretary-general meets with Ukrainian president

UN deputy secretary-general meets with Ukrainian president

March 4 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov met Tuesday with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in Kiev.
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African Union conference opens with call for peace

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A call for a peaceful resolution to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan opened the African Union Assembly Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Child soldiers a warning sign for possible genocide

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The number of child soldiers conscripted into conflict may be a barometer for the potential for genocide, the former chief of U.N. peacekeeping in Rwanda said.
U.N.: Two peacekeepers killed in attack on base in South Sudan

U.N.: Two peacekeepers killed in attack on base in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Two members of the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan were killed in an attack on a base, officials said Friday.
U.S. to airlift African troops to Central African Republic

U.S. to airlift African troops to Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Washington will airlift African forces to the Central African Republic to help French troops put down the country's growing bloodshed, a defense spokesman said.
Jordan elected non-permanent U.N. Security Council member

Jordan elected non-permanent U.N. Security Council member

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Jordan Friday was elected a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council by members of the General Assembly, the U.N. said.

French army buildup in CAR unlikely to quell bloodshed

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- France deployed more than 200 troops by the weekend in the crisis-torn Central African Republic, once part of its African empire, and is expected to send another 600 in a bid to end months of sectarian bloodshed.

French army buildup in CAR unlikely to quell bloodshed

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- France's decision to send some 1,000 troops to the crisis-torn Central African Republic, once part of its former African empire, is unlikely to quell the growing Christian-Muslim bloodletting sweeping the long-troubled country.

U.N. boosts peacekeeping force for Somalia

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution that would send more than 4,000 troops to Somalia to help ensure national security and fight al-Shabaab.

Court trying Khmer Rouge needs funding, U.N. official says

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A senior United Nations official said Friday funding was required for the tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings in Cambodia.

Contain al-Shabaab, U.N. envoy pleads

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An increase in the number of troops fighting in an African Union force in Somalia will help contain the threat from al-Shabaab, a U.N. envoy said.

Afghan commitment strong, U.N. says

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 2 (UPI) -- Afghanistan continues to be a top priority for the United Nations as the country charts a course for an independent security future, a top U.N. envoy said.

Somalia facing emerging political threat

UNITED NATIONS, June 7 (UPI) -- The fledgling government in Somalia could face a volatile future given political rivalries developing along the coast, the U.N. deputy secretary-general said.
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Jan Kenneth Glenn Eliasson (born 17 September 1940) is a Swedish diplomat and Social Democratic politician. He was President of the United Nations General Assembly from 2005 to 2006 and Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs from 24 April 2006 to 6 October 2006. He is currently the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Darfur, Sudan.

Jan Eliasson was born in a working-class family in Gothenburg. He was an AFS exchange student in Indiana, United States, from 1957 to 1958 and graduated from the Swedish Naval Academy in 1962. In 1965 he earned a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg's School of Business, Economics and Law. He also holds honorary degrees from American University (1994), Gothenburg University (2001) and Uppsala University (2005).

Eliasson has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles and is a frequent lecturer on foreign policy and diplomacy. Since 1988 he has been a visiting lecturer on mediation, conflict resolution and U.N. reform at Uppsala University.

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