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The United Nations keeping the peace

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Peacekeeping is one of the most important tools available to the United Nations for promoting and maintaining international peace and security. UN peacekeepers are deployed to territories where fighting has been halted to aid in the difficult transition from conflict to peace, including the implementation of peace agreements. The United Nations has no standing army or police force of its own; instead, Member States are asked to contribute military and police personnel required for each mission. Since the first operation was deployed in 1948, more than 1 million women and men from 125 countries have served in 71 missions as military, police or civilian personnel. More than 3,900 peacekeepers have lost their lives in the line of duty. As at 31 March 2020, over 95,000 peacekeepers were deployed in 13 missions around the world, carrying out an array of functions.

Related Subject(s): United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals:
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