UN Disengagement Observer Force - updates

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Peacekeeping in a volatile environment

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:57 AM

[CIRSS Commentaries] The Philippines in Golan Heights and beyond: Hostile environments make it difficult to guarantee the safety and respect for peacekeepers

PEACEKEEPERS. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by UN

AFP stands by Golan troops, to analyze actions during crisis

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang says they have submitted to Malacañang a blow by blow account of what happened in the Golan Heights

NEVER SURRENDER: General Gregorio Catapang Jr hands over new M4 rifle to an Army private. Rappler photo

UN backs commander, denies PH soldiers' claim

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:07 AM

The order to Filipino peacekeepers was to leave the weapons quiet so as to give some space but never to hand over weapons says Hervé Ladsous UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations

Lieutenant General Iqbal Singha. Photo from the UN web site

Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

Aug 30, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Fiji military officials confirmed on Saturday that they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers seized by Al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights

KEEPING THE PEACE. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

PH likely to keep troops in Golan Heights

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario advises the President to retain its Golan peacekeepers

GOLAN PEACEKEEPERS. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario meets UN Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 12, 2013. Photo by DFA

PH extends stay of Golan peacekeepers

Jul 05, 2013 - 12:59 PM

The Philippines is prepared to keep its troops in Golan Heights subject to certain conditions

UN PEACEKEEPERS. File photo of a Filipino peacekeeper in the Golan Heights, Syria courtesy of Elmer Cato

Fiji to boost Golan peacekeeping force

Jun 26, 2013 - 11:04 AM

While troops from other countries leave the Golan Heights peacekeepers from Fiji come in

Filipino peacekeepers released

May 12, 2013 - 3:17 PM

UPDATE The four Filipino peacekeepers abducted in the Golan Heights earlier this week have been released Sunday Rappler confirms

UN cuts Golan patrols as Syria war dangers mount

Mar 14, 2013 - 10:06 AM

The abduction last week of 21 Philippine members of the UN Disengagement Observer Force UNDOF has heightened security fears

KEEPING THE PEACE. 333 Filipino soldiers are part of a 1,000 person UN peace-keeping force in the conflict-rife Golan Heights. Photo by Frank Sayson.

PH welcomes release of peacekeepers

Mar 10, 2013 - 11:21 AM

2nd UPDATE The Filipino peacekeepers are freed by Syrian rebels and taken to Jordan to get medical attention and be debriefed

UN to leave Golan after PH troops seized?

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Filipino members of the UNDOF peacekeeping force were taken hostage by Syrian rebels on Wednesday March 6

UN PEACEKEEPERS. File photo of a the Philippine detachment of UNDOF in the Golan Heights, Syria courtesy of Elmer Cato