UN Peace keeping missions worldwide

Currently there are 16 peace keeping missions and one special political mission in Afghanistan.

United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. We are comprised of civilian, police and military personnel.

As of 31 March 2015, our workforce in the field consisted of:

  • 93,743 serving troops and military observers
  • 13,122  police personnel;
  • 5,277 international civilian personnel (31 December 2014);
  • 11,678 local civilian staff (31 December 2014);
  • 1,846 UN Volunteers.

128 countries contributed military and police personnel.

The UN does not have its own military force; it depends on contributions from Member States.

In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are increasingly charged with assisting in political processes; reforming judicial systems; training law enforcement and police forces; disarming and reintegrating former combatants; supporting the return of internally displaced persons and refugees.

Out of the 16 peace keeping operations

1 is in the Caribbean – Haiti,

9 in African continent (South Sudan, Western Sahara, Darfur, Abyei, DR Congo, Central African Republic, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali.)

1 in India and Pakistan,

4 – one each in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Middle East,

1 in Europe (Kosovo)

Since 1948 UN has undertaken 71 peace keeping operations.

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