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Explore our upcoming and past events at United Nations Headquarters and around the world

Upcoming events

3 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018 | Addis Ababa and Kuala Lumpur
Female Senior Police Officer Command Development courses will be held in December 2017 and January 2018.

Past events

UN Peacekeeping Conference Banner
14 Nov 2017 - 15 Nov 2017 | Vancouver, Canada
The Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference will be held at Vancouver, Canada between 14 and 15 November 2017.
6 Nov 2017 - 10 Nov 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York, USA
From 6-10 November the Police Division will convene the 2017 UN Police Week.
Peacekeepers attend an event with women from the Central African Republic calling for peace
24 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 | Central African Republic
Drawing attention to the fragile situation in CAR, paying tribute to the work of peacekeepers
 Chiefs of Defence Conference 2017 Promo Graphic
6 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017 | United Nations Headquarters in New York
On 7 July the second Chiefs of Defense Conference was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Peacekeepers Day Poster
29 May 2017
Peacekeeping is an investment in global peace, security, and prosperity. It is a flagship enterprise of the United Nations. Today, it deploys more than 113,000 military, police and civilian personnel in 16 peacekeeping operations on four continents. It is a flexible, evolving instrument that brings together political, security and technical tools to assist countries make the difficult transition from conflict to peace.
29 May 2016
For more than 70 years, UN Peacekeeping has proven to be a legitimate, reliable and effective tool in facilitating the transition from conflict to peace. Fifteen years ago, the UN had fewer than 40,000 Military and police personnel. Today, more than 105,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and police-contributing countries serve under the UN flag, along with 18,000 international and national civilian staff and UN Volunteers. They courageously risk their lives in order to bring stability to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
28 Sep 2015
On 28 September 2015, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama joined nearly 50 heads of state and government representatives from around the world to announce significant new contributions to UN Peacekeeping.
2015 Peacekeeping Day Graphic
29 May 2015
As this year's International Day of UN Peacekeepers falls during the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, we are reflecting on the past, present and future of UN Peacekeeping and reaffirm our commitment to working 'Together for Peace'.
27 Sep 2014
The 2014 Summit, the first ever, saw more than 30 countries make concrete pledges of assistance to UN peacekeeping.
Peacekeepers Day: A force for the future Graphic
29 May 2014
Focusing on how UN Peacekeeping is evolving to meet new challenges.