Welcome to the United Nations

About us

  • UNMISS conduct a sweep for weapons and contraband in the Protection of Civilian site 3 neighboring the UN base.
    UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein
United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. We are comprised of civilian, police and military personnel.

United Nations Peacekeeping is a joint effort between the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support

We operate in some of the toughest and most dangerous places in the world, going where others cannot or will not. We tailor each deployment to suit the specific needs on the ground and we adapt to new threats and challenges protecting more people than ever before. Our peacekeepers are actively engaged in protecting civilian populations, helping prevent conflict, reducing violence and strengthening security in the field where it matters most.