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.

List of UN Websites

United Nations Peacekeeping Website

United Nations Security Council

List of U.S. Government Websites

US State Department – Global Peace Operations Initiative

List of Non-UN Websites

Better World Campaign:
Council of Foreign Relations:
NY Times Resource Page: