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PEACEKEEPING BY THE UNITED NATIONS is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as "a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace." It is distinguished from peacebuilding , peacemaking , and peace enforcement although the United Nations
United Nations
does acknowledge that all activities are "mutually reinforcing" and that overlap between them is frequent in practice.

Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as BLUE BERETS or BLUE HELMETS because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.

The United Nations
United Nations
Charter gives the United Nations
United Nations
Security Council the power and responsibility to take collective action to maintain international peace and security. For this reason, the international community usually looks to the Security Council to authorize peacekeeping operations through Chapter VI authorizations.

Most of these operations are established and implemented by the United Nations
United Nations
itself, with troops serving under UN operational control. In these cases, peacekeepers remain members of their respective armed forces, and do not constitute an independent "UN army," as the UN does not have such a force. In cases where direct UN involvement is not considered appropriate or feasible, the Council authorizes regional organizations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Economic Community of West African States , or coalitions of willing countries to undertake peacekeeping or peace-enforcement tasks.

Hervé Ladsous has served as the head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) since 2 September 2011. DPKO's highest level doctrine document, entitled " United Nations
United Nations
Peacekeeping Operations: Principles and Guidelines" was issued in 2008.


* 1 Process and structure

* 2 Formation

* 2.1 Financing * 2.2 2017 United States
United States
funding cuts * 2.3 Structure

* 3 History

* 3.1 Cold War
Cold War
peacekeeping * 3.2 Since 1991

* 4 Participation * 5 Results

* 6 Crimes by peacekeepers

* 6.1 Peacekeeping, human trafficking, and forced prostitution * 6.2 Human rights violations in United Nations
United Nations

* 7 Proposed reform

* 7.1 Brahimi analysis * 7.2 Rapid reaction force * 7.3 Restructuring of the UN secretariat

* 8 See also * 9 References * 10 Further reading


Peacekeeping forces are contributed by member states on a voluntary basis. As of 31 December 2013, the total size of the peacekeeping force is 98,200 police, troops, and military experts. European nations contribute nearly 6,000 units to this total. Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh are among the largest individual contributors with around 8,000 units each. African nations contributed nearly half the total, almost 44,000 units.

Every peacekeeping mission is authorized by the Security Council.


Guard of Honor during UN Medal Awarding Parade at Bunia, Orientale. Republique democratique du Congo by Bangladesh UN Peacekeeping Force A multinational UN battalion at the 2008 Bastille Day military parade

Once a peace treaty has been negotiated, the parties involved might ask the United Nations
United Nations
for a peacekeeping force to oversee various elements of the agreed upon plan. This is often done because a group controlled by the United Nations
United Nations
is less likely to follow the interests of any one party, since it itself is controlled by many groups, namely the 15-member Security Council and the intentionally diverse United Nations
United Nations
Secretariat .

If the Security Council approves the creation of a mission, then the Department of Peacekeeping Operations begins planning for the necessary elements. At this point, the senior leadership team is selected. The department will then seek contributions from member nations. Since the UN has no standing force or supplies, it must form ad hoc coalitions for every task undertaken. Doing so results in both the possibility of failure to form a suitable force, and a general slowdown in procurement once the operation is in the field. Romeo Dallaire , force commander in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide there, described the problems this poses by comparison to more traditional military deployments:

He told me the UN was a "pull" system, not a "push" system like I had been used to with NATO, because the UN had absolutely no pool of resources to draw on. You had to make a request for everything you needed, and then you had to wait while that request was analyzed... For instance, soldiers everywhere have to eat and drink. In a push system, food and water for the number of soldiers deployed is automatically supplied. In a pull system, you have to ask for those rations, and no common sense seems to ever apply. — (Shake Hands With the Devil , Dallaire, pp. 99–100)

While the peacekeeping force is being assembled, a variety of diplomatic activities are being undertaken by UN staff. The exact size and strength of the force must be agreed to by the government of the nation whose territory the conflict is on. The Rules of Engagement must be developed and approved by both the parties involved and the Security Council. These give the specific mandate and scope of the mission (e.g. when may the peacekeepers, if armed, use force, and where may they go within the host nation). Often, it will be mandated that peacekeepers have host government minders with them whenever they leave their base. This complexity has caused problems in the field.

When all agreements are in place, the required personnel are assembled, and final approval has been given by the Security Council, the peacekeepers are deployed to the region in question.


Australian peacekeepers in East Timor

The financial resources of UN Peacekeeping operations are the collective responsibility of UN Member States. Decisions about the establishment, maintenance or expansion of peacekeeping operations are taken by the Security Council. According to UN Charter every Member State is legally obligated to pay their respective share for peacekeeping. Peacekeeping expenses are divided by the General Assembly based upon a formula established by Member States which takes into account the relative economic wealth of Member States among other things.




2016-2017 US 28.57%

10.29% Japan
9.68% Germany
6.39% France
6.31% United Kingdom
United Kingdom
5.80% Russian Federation 4.01% Italy
3.75% Canada
2.92% Spain
2.44% Less than 0.5% of world military expenditures (estimated at $1,747 billion in 2013). The resources financed 14 of the 16 United Nations
United Nations
peacekeeping missions with the two remaining ones getting financed through the UN regular budget.

Many countries have also voluntarily made additional resources available to support UN Peacekeeping efforts such as by transportation, supplies, personnel and financial contributions beyond their assessed share of peacekeeping costs. $7.87bn


While many have praised the Ivory Coast UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
mission 's stabilizing effects on the country the mission was ended on 30 June 2017. $7.3bn


On 28 June 2017 United States
United States
Ambassador to the United Nations
United Nations
Nikki Haley announced cuts to the US' funding of UN peacekeeping. She praised the cuts, saying "we're only getting started". The US had proposed more UN budget cuts that would have reduced US contributions by more than 10%. By a deal that reduced the annual peacekeeping budget by $600 million 7.5% of US contributions were cut. On social media a wave of responses by users criticized Haley's announcement.


A United Nations
United Nations
peacekeeping mission has three power centers. The first is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General , the official leader of the mission. This person is responsible for all political and diplomatic activity, overseeing relations with both the parties to the peace treaty and the UN member-states in general. They are often a senior member of the Secretariat. The second is the Force Commander, who is responsible for the military forces deployed. They are a senior officer of their nation's armed services, and are often from the nation committing the highest number of troops to the project. Finally, the Chief Administrative Officer oversees supplies and logistics, and coordinates the procurement of any supplies needed.


Main article: History of United Nations
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Peacekeepers' Panhard armoured car in the Musée des Blindés
Musée des Blindés
, Saumur
, France
. These vehicles have served with the UN since the inception of UNFICYP . A Pakistani UNOSOM armed convoy making the rounds in Mogadishu.

United Nations
United Nations
peacekeeping was initially developed during the Cold War as a means of resolving conflicts between states by deploying unarmed or lightly armed military personnel from a number of countries, under UN command, to areas where warring parties were in need of a neutral party to observe the peace process. Peacekeepers could be called in when the major international powers (the five permanent members of the Security Council ) tasked the UN with bringing closure to conflicts threatening regional stability and international peace and security. These included a number of so-called "proxy wars " waged by client states of the superpowers . As of February 2009, there have been 63 UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
operations since 1948, with sixteen operations ongoing. Suggestions for new missions arise every year.

The first peacekeeping mission was launched in 1948. This mission, the United Nations
United Nations
Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), was sent to the newly created State of Israel , where a conflict between the Israelis and the Arab states over the creation of Israel
had just reached a ceasefire . The UNTSO remains in operation to this day, although the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has certainly not abated. Almost a year later, the United Nations
United Nations
Military Observer Group in India
and Pakistan
(UNMOGIP) was authorized to monitor relations between the two nations, which were split off from each other following the United Kingdom\'s decolonization of the Indian subcontinent .

As the Korean War ended with the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953, UN forces remained along the south side of demilitarized zone until 1967, when American and South Korean forces took over.

Returning its attention to the conflict between Israel
and its Arab neighbors, the United Nations
United Nations
responded to Suez Crisis of 1956, a war between the alliance of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, France
, and Israel
, and Egypt
, which was supported by other Arab nations. When a ceasefire was declared in 1957, Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs (and future Prime Minister) Lester Bowles Pearson suggested that the United Nations
United Nations
station a peacekeeping force in the Suez in order to ensure that the ceasefire was honored by both sides. Pearson had initially suggested that the force consist of mainly Canadian soldiers, but the Egyptians were suspicious of having a Commonwealth nation defend them against the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and her allies. In the end, a wide variety of national forces were drawn upon to ensure national diversity. Pearson would win the Nobel Peace
Prize for this work, and he is today considered a father of modern peacekeeping.

In 1988, the Nobel Peace
Prize was awarded to the United Nations peacekeeping forces. The press release stated that the forces "represent the manifest will of the community of nations" and have "made a decisive contribution" to the resolution of conflict around the world.

SINCE 1991

Norwegian Peacekeeper during the Siege of Sarajevo , 1992 - 1993. Indian soldiers patrol under UN mission in Congo, Africa Indian Army
Indian Army
doctors attend to a child in Congo

The end of the Cold War
Cold War
precipitated a dramatic shift in UN and multilateral peacekeeping. In a new spirit of cooperation, the Security Council established larger and more complex UN peacekeeping missions, often to help implement comprehensive peace agreements between belligerents in intra-State conflicts and civil wars . Furthermore, peacekeeping came to involve more and more non-military elements that ensured the proper functioning of civic functions, such as elections. The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations was created in 1992 to support this increased demand for such missions.

By and large, the new operations were successful. In El Salvador and Mozambique
, for example, peacekeeping provided ways to achieve self-sustaining peace. Some efforts failed, perhaps as the result of an overly optimistic assessment of what UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
could accomplish. While complex missions in Cambodia
and Mozambique
were ongoing, the Security Council dispatched peacekeepers to conflict zones like Somalia
, where neither ceasefires nor the consent of all the parties in conflict had been secured. These operations did not have the manpower, nor were they supported by the required political will, to implement their mandates. The failures—most notably the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica and Bosnia and Herzegovina —led to a period of retrenchment and self-examination in UN peacekeeping.

That period led, in part, to the United Nations
United Nations
Peacebuilding Commission , which works to implement stable peace through some of the same civic functions that peacekeepers also work on, such as elections. The Commission currently works with six countries, all in Africa.


Alpine Helicopters contract Bell 212 on UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
duty in Guatemala
, 1998. San Martin Camp in Cyprus
. The Argentine contingent includes troops from other Latin American
Latin American
countries. Indian Army
Indian Army
T-72 tanks with UN markings as part of Operation CONTINUE HOPE .

The UN Charter stipulates that to assist in maintaining peace and security around the world, all member states of the UN should make available to the Security Council necessary armed forces and facilities. Since 1948, close to 130 nations have contributed military and civilian police personnel to peace operations. While detailed records of all personnel who have served in peacekeeping missions since 1948 are not available, it is estimated that up to one million soldiers, police officers and civilians have served under the UN flag in the last 56 years. As of June 2013, 114 countries were contributing a total 91,216 military observers, police, and troops to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.

As of 29 February 2016, 124 countries were contributing a total of 105,314 personnel in Peacekeeping Operations, with Ethiopia
leading the tally (8,324), followed by India
(7,695) and Bangladesh (7,525). In June 2013. Pakistan
contributed the highest number overall with 8,186 personnel, followed by India
(7,878), Bangladesh (7,799), Ethiopia
(6,502), Rwanda (4,686), Nigeria
(4,684), Nepal
(4,495), Jordan
(3,374), Ghana
(2,859), and Egypt
(2,750). As of 28 February 2015, 120 countries were contributing a total of 104,928 personnel in Peacekeeping Operations, with Bangladesh leading the tally (9446). As of March 2008, in addition to military and police personnel, 5,187 international civilian personnel, 2,031 UN Volunteers and 12,036 local civilian personnel worked in UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
missions. A peacekeeping soldier of Poland
in Syria

Through April 2008, 2,468 people from over 100 countries have been killed while serving on peacekeeping missions. Many of those came from India
(127), Canada
(114) and Ghana
(113). Thirty percent of the fatalities in the first 55 years of UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
occurred in the years 1993-1995. About 4.5% of the troops and civilian police deployed in UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
missions come from the European Union and less than one percent from the United States
United States

The rate of reimbursement by the UN for troop-contributing countries per peacekeeper per month include: $1,028 for pay and allowances; $303 supplementary pay for specialists; $68 for personal clothing, gear and equipment; and $5 for personal weaponry.


According to scholar Page Fortna, there is strong evidence that the presence of peacekeepers significantly reduces the risk of renewed warfare; more peacekeeping troops leads to fewer battlefield deaths; and more peacekeeping troops leads to fewer civilian deaths. There is also evidence that the promise to deploy peacekeepers can help an international organizations bring combatants to the negotiation table and increase the likelihood that they will agree to a cease-fire.

Similarly, Nicholas Sambanis asserts that the presence of a UN peacekeeping mission is correlated with a positive effect on the achievement of peace, especially in the short-term. However, he notes that this effect is lessened over time. Thus, the longer that peacekeepers remain in a country, the greater the likelihood that peace will maintain. Acknowledging the success that UN peacekeeping operations have achieved in increasing political participation, Sambanis claims that a greater focus on economic development would further increase the efficacy of peacekeeping efforts.

Another study, conducted by Magnus Lundgren, suggests that doubling the peacekeeping operation budget stronger peacekeeping operation mandates and a doubling of the PKO budget would reduce armed conflicts by up to two thirds relative to a scenario without PKOs.



Further information: Peacekeeping § Peacekeeping, human trafficking, and forced prostitution

Reporters witnessed a rapid increase in prostitution in Cambodia
and Mozambique
after UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
forces moved in. In the 1996 UN study "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children", former first lady of Mozambique
Graça Machel documented: "In 6 out of 12 country studies on sexual exploitation of children in situations of armed conflict prepared for the present report, the arrival of peacekeeping troops has been associated with a rapid rise in child prostitution."

Gita Sahgal spoke out in 2004 with regard to the fact that prostitution and sex abuse crops up wherever humanitarian intervention efforts are set up. She observed: "The issue with the UN is that peacekeeping operations unfortunately seem to be doing the same thing that other militaries do. Even the guardians have to be guarded."


Brazilian Army
Brazilian Army
participating in a UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
mission in Haiti

The following table chart illustrates confirmed accounts of crimes and human rights violations committed by United Nations
United Nations
soldiers, peacekeepers, and employees.

A comparison of incidents involving United Nations
United Nations

Second Congo War United Nations
United Nations
Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo 150 3 44

Somali Civil War United Nations
United Nations
Operation in Somalia
II 5 24 5

Sierra Leone Civil War
Sierra Leone Civil War
United Nations
United Nations
Mission in Sierra Leone 50 7 15

Eritrean-Ethiopian War United Nations
United Nations
Mission in Ethiopia
and Eritrea 70 15 0

Burundi Civil War United Nations
United Nations
Operation in Burundi 80 5 0

Rwanda Civil War United Nations
United Nations
Observer Mission Uganda- Rwanda 65 15 0

Second Liberian Civil War
Second Liberian Civil War
United Nations
United Nations
Mission in Liberia 30 4 1

Second Sudanese Civil War
Second Sudanese Civil War
United Nations
United Nations
Mission in Sudan 400 5 0

Côte d\'Ivoire Civil War United Nations
United Nations
Operation in Côte d\'Ivoire 500 2 0

2004 Haitian coup d\'état United Nations
United Nations
Stabilization Mission in Haiti
110 57 0

Kosovo War United Nations
United Nations
Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 800 70 100

Israeli–Lebanese conflict United Nations
United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon 0 6 0



In response to criticism, particularly of the cases of sexual abuse by peacekeepers, the UN has taken steps toward reforming its operations. The Brahimi Report was the first of many steps to recap former peacekeeping missions, isolate flaws, and take steps to patch these mistakes to ensure the efficiency of future peacekeeping missions. The UN has vowed to continue to put these practices into effect when performing peacekeeping operations in the future. The technocratic aspects of the reform process have been continued and revitalised by the DPKO in its " Peace
Operations 2010" reform agenda. This included an increase in personnel, the harmonization of the conditions of service of field and headquarters staff, the development of guidelines and standard operating procedures, and improving the partnership arrangement between the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the United Nations
United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), African Union and European Union. 2008 capstone doctrine entitled " United Nations
United Nations
Peacekeeping Operations: Principles and Guidelines" incorporates and builds on the Brahimi analysis.


One suggestion to account for delays such as the one in Rwanda, is a rapid reaction force: a standing group, administered by the UN and deployed by the Security Council, that receives its troops and support from current Security Council members and is ready for quick deployment in the event of future genocides.


The UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
capacity was enhanced in 2007 by augmenting the DPKO with the new Department of Field Support (DFS). Whereas the new entity serves as a key enabler by co-ordinating the administration and logistics in UN peacekeeping
UN peacekeeping
operations, DPKO concentrates on policy planning and providing strategic directions.


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* 1907 Ernesto Moneta / Louis Renault * 1908 Klas Arnoldson / Fredrik Bajer * 1909 A. M. F. Beernaert / Paul Estournelles de Constant * 1910 International Peace
Bureau * 1911 Tobias Asser / Alfred Fried * 1912 Elihu Root * 1913 Henri La Fontaine
Henri La Fontaine
* 1914 * 1915 * 1916 * 1917 International Committee of the Red Cross * 1918 * 1919 Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
* 1920 Léon Bourgeois * 1921 Hjalmar Branting / Christian Lange * 1922 Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen
* 1923 * 1924 * 1925 Austen Chamberlain / Charles Dawes


* 1926 Aristide Briand / Gustav Stresemann
Gustav Stresemann
* 1927 Ferdinand Buisson / Ludwig Quidde * 1928 * 1929 Frank B. Kellogg * 1930 Nathan Söderblom * 1931 Jane Addams / Nicholas Butler * 1932 * 1933 Norman Angell
Norman Angell
* 1934 Arthur Henderson * 1935 Carl von Ossietzky
Carl von Ossietzky
* 1936 Carlos Saavedra Lamas * 1937 Robert Cecil * 1938 Nansen International Office for Refugees
Nansen International Office for Refugees
* 1939 * 1940 * 1941 * 1942 * 1943 * 1944 International Committee of the Red Cross * 1945 Cordell Hull * 1946 Emily Balch / John Mott * 1947 Friends Service Council / American Friends Service Committee * 1948 * 1949 John Boyd Orr * 1950 Ralph Bunche


* 1951 Léon Jouhaux * 1952 Albert Schweitzer * 1953 George Marshall * 1954 United Nations
United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees * 1955 * 1956 * 1957 Lester B. Pearson * 1958 Georges Pire * 1959 Philip Noel-Baker * 1960 Albert Lutuli * 1961 Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld
* 1962 Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling
* 1963 International Committee of the Red Cross / League of Red Cross Societies * 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. * 1965 UNICEF
* 1966 * 1967 * 1968 René Cassin
René Cassin
* 1969 International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
* 1970 Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug
* 1971 Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt
* 1972 * 1973 Lê Đức Thọ (declined award) / Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
* 1974 Seán MacBride
Seán MacBride
/ Eisaku Satō * 1975 Andrei Sakharov


* 1976 Betty Williams / Mairead Corrigan * 1977 Amnesty International * 1978 Anwar Sadat / Menachem Begin * 1979 Mother Teresa * 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
* 1981 United Nations
United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees * 1982 Alva Myrdal / Alfonso García Robles * 1983 Lech Wałęsa * 1984 Desmond Tutu * 1985 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War * 1986 Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
* 1987 Óscar Arias * 1988 UN Peacekeeping Forces * 1989 Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama) * 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev * 1991 Aung San Suu Kyi * 1992 Rigoberta Menchú * 1993 Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
/ F. W. de Klerk * 1994 Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres
/ Yitzhak Rabin / Yasser Arafat * 1995 Pugwash Conferences / Joseph Rotblat * 1996 Carlos Belo / José Ramos-Horta
José Ramos-Horta
* 1997 International Campaign to Ban Landmines / Jody Williams
Jody Williams
* 1998 John Hume
John Hume
/ David Trimble
David Trimble
* 1999 Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières
* 2000 Kim Dae-jung


* 2001 United Nations
United Nations
/ Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
* 2002 Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
* 2003 Shirin Ebadi * 2004 Wangari Maathai * 2005 International Atomic Energy Agency / Mohamed ElBaradei
Mohamed ElBaradei
* 2006 Grameen Bank / Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus
* 2007 Al Gore
Al Gore
/ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change * 2008 Martti Ahtisaari
Martti Ahtisaari
* 2009 Barack Obama
Barack Obama
* 2010 Liu Xiaobo
Liu Xiaobo
* 2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf / Leymah Gbowee
Leymah Gbowee
/ Tawakkol Karman * 2012 European Union * 2013 Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons * 2014 Kailash Satyarthi / Malala Yousafzai * 2015 Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet * 2016 Juan Manuel Santos

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