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People for Peace

More than two million peacekeepers have served for peace under the UN flag, but they are not alone in the pursuit of peace. Peacekeeping is powered by strong and diverse partnerships. In this series of first-person narratives, we bring you the voices of peacekeepers and partners across the world.

Read and share their stories

People for Peace: Diversity in action in the Middle East with Commander Janne Kristina Larsen


Doctor Amusas New Position Allows Her To Reunite With Her Teenage Son


People for Peace: Lieutenant Colonel Chea Maysaros on serving for peace with the United Nations


MINURSO Acting Force Commander Major General Md Main Ullah Chowdhury of Bangladesh Reflects On What Makes Peacekeeping Work


Saving lives and promoting women’s health on the airwaves: meet Mimi Konaté who helps empower women on UN radio in Mali


People for Peace: For Lieutenant Colonel Rofiqur Rahman, peace begins with protecting and respecting the rights of others to live freely and flourish


People for Peace: From weaving recycled bags to preventing violence against women, Jeanne d’Arc believes in the power of one

People for Peace: Gender Affairs Officer Lauren McAlister on building partnerships to advance women’s participation in Cyprus

People for Peace: Likiso Irene Lasu Silwa, from fleeing war to building peace, one show at a time


Mame Rokhaya Lo on empowering women in Ituri, DRC


Téné Maimouna Zoungrana on breaking gender barriers in the prison and corrections field


Delu Lusambia on supporting victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the DRC


People for Peace: Rachel Adau Gieu, on women’s rights in South Sudan


People for Peace: Major Kakule Kapitu Jean Marie on positive masculinity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Rem Sreypy on demining in south Lebanon


Captain Deepak Kumar on the importance of partnerships in multi-national peacekeeping