There are 15 United Nations Peacekeeping Missions around the world. They play a critical role in assisting war torn states transition from conflict to peace. Today’s missions undertake activities ranging from disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating combatants to assisting in elections. The United States (28.58%), China (10.29%) and Japan (9.68%) are the top three financial donors to UN Peacekeeping while Ethiopia (8333), India (7713) and Pakistan (7160) are the top personnel providers.


Recent Headlines

UN News Center – Peace & Security


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Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

On March 9, 2017 Secretary-General António Guterres released the report Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach. A new victim-centered approach to prevent and respond to abuses committed by those serving under the UN flag. In August 2017 the Secretary-General appointed a system-wide Victims’ Rights Advocate. Learn more about the UN’s efforts on the new Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse website

Resources:

High-Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Sept 18, 2017)

PEACEKEEPING INITIATIVES IN ACTION

Essential Reading

The following are some of the most significant documents in UN Peacekeeping: An Agenda for Peace (1992), Brahimi Report (2000), Capstone Doctrine (UN Peacekeeping-Principles and Guidelines) (2008), and HIPPO Report (Report of the High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peacekeeping) (2015)


List of UN Websites

United Nations Peacekeeping Website
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/

United Nations Security Council
http://www.un.org/en/sc/


List of Non-UN Websites

Better World Campaign:
https://betterworldcampaign.org/un-peacekeeping/
Brookings:
http://www.brookings.edu/research/topics/peacekeeping-and-conflict-management
Council of Foreign Relations:
http://www.cfr.org/issue/peacekeeping/ri112
NY Times Resource Page:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/u/united_nations/department_of_peacekeeping_operations/index.html