United Nations Peacekeeping Missions play a critical role in assisting war torn states around the world transition from state of conflict to that of peace. Today peacekeeping missions are multidimensional, undertaking activities ranging from disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating former combatants to assisting in the organization of national elections. Peacekeeping missions today are also entrusted with more robust military mandates that often involves the protection of civilians with the use of force if need be. The protection of civilians is often regarded by the broader public as the barometer of success of a UN Peacekeeping Mission. The United States (28.58%), China (10.29%) and Japan (9.68%) are the top three donors of UN Peacekeeping while Ethiopia (8333), India (7713) and Pakistan (7160) are the three biggest personnel providers for UN Missions.


Measures for 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-centred approach to prevent and respond to abuses committed by those serving under the UN flag

PEACEKEEPING INITIATIVES IN ACTION
Peacekeeping initiatives in action - Addressing SEA - Fact Sheet March 2017

Recent Headlines

UN News Center – Peace & Security


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 U.S. Government Websites

US State Department – Global Peace Operations Initiative
http://www.state.gov/t/pm/ppa/gpoi/


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