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Peace Begins with Me

Around the world, millions of people are suffering immense harm from conflict. 

Their lives are torn apart by death, destruction, and displacement. For 75 years, United Nations peacekeepers have worked to save and change lives in the world’s most fragile political and security situations. 

Since 1948, more than two million uniformed and civilian personnel have helped countries to transition from war to peace and progress.

We are ordinary people working in extraordinary and dangerous conditions to secure sustainable peace. 

We help prevent conflict, protect civilians, advance political solutions, and support democratic processes. We promote human rights, build capacity of state institutions, and ensure that women and youth lead and participate in peace processes and nation-building. 

Today, peace-making is harder than ever amidst rising global political tensions. Conflicts are more complex and prolonged, peacekeepers face terrorists, armed groups and their allies who have access to powerful modern weapons and technology. Misinformation and disinformation are fueling violence against our personnel and partners. Attacks against peacekeepers increased from 280 in 2020 to 463 in 2021.

Despite these challenges, peacekeepers persevere, alongside many partners, in the collective pursuit of peace. We are constantly searching for new ways to be more progressive, innovative, and effective through the Action for Peacekeeping and A4P+ initiatives, which set ambitious goals and priority areas for progress.

The service and sacrifice of our peacekeepers, past and present, and the resilience of the communities we serve, inspires us all to take action in the knowledge that Peace Begins with Me.

Starting January 2023, join our campaign, Peace Begins with Me.

  • Follow #PeaceBegins and UN Peacekeeping on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok to learn more, meet peacekeepers and peace leaders, and take action
  • Visit https://peacekeeping.un.org/ for stories that inspire

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