UN Peacekeeping Around the Globe

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The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping (DPKO) currently administers 16 operations of peacekeeping around the world.

Click on a continent to see how UN peacekeeping operations can serve American foreign policy and security interest.

The UN Development Program and UN peacekeeping operations support, on average, one free and democratic election somewhere in the world every two weeks.

The UN plays a key role in bringing democracy to countries like the newly established South Sudan.

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

Currently, 118 countries contribute military and police personnel to UN peacekeeping.

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Women in Peacekeeping


Crisis in the Central African Republic: Navigating the U.S. Response

As the death toll continues to climb in the Central African Republic, the U.S. and partners like the United Nations are weighing next steps. Imperative as action may be, questions remain: What does a UN intervention look like? How much will it cost? And what is the cost of not acting?

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Watch this new video to learn more about the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to making the world a safer place: UN peacekeepers.
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