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Britain to add 100 UN peacekeeping troops in South Sudan

A UN peacekeeping meeting was held in London where Michael Falon, Britain's defense secretary, announced adding of peacekeepers to its mission in South Sudan to help build a hospital.

By: AP | London |
Updated: September 8, 2016 11:11:38 pm
UN, britain, peacekeeping forces, peacekeepers, south sudan, sudan UN peacekeepers, United Nations, world news, indian express Actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt also addressed the gathering, calling for prosecution of peacekeepers who commit abuses. (Source: AP Photo/File)

Britain’s defense secretary has announced at a UN peacekeeping meeting in London that Britain will add 100 peacekeepers to its mission in South Sudan to help build a hospital. Michael Fallon said on Thursday that peacekeepers play a vital role in many parts of the world.

The meeting brought together senior ministers from 80 countries including US defense chief Ash Carter, who called for an increase in national commitments supporting UN missions.

Actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt also addressed the gathering, calling for prosecution of peacekeepers who commit abuses. She called for a new approach to peacekeeping that has the “rights and protection and involvement of women at its heart.”

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