Since its inception in 1948, the UN has established 69 peacekeeping operations – in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The number of people who have been UN peacekeepers — more than 1 million — far surpasses the total number of staff who had worked for the UN in all other capacities worldwide.
Today, some 125,000 women and men serve in 16 peacekeeping missions across the globe. Our peacekeepers are deployed in some of the world's most challenging and austere environments and mandated with increasingly complex and difficult tasks. Over the decades, UN Peacekeeping has implemented a series of reforms to be both 'fit for purpose' and innovative in the management of our field operations. We continue to strive towards greater performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness, introducing new technologies and strengthening our partnerships worldwide.
More than one million people have served as UN peacekeepers since 1948. Today, we are a force of 125,000 uniformed and civilian personnel from nearly every country in the world working #Together4Peace. Meet our women and men serving in some of the world's most challenging and austere environments.
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