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Past Events

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 | New York, USA
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.
2 Jun 2016 - 3 Jun 2016 | United Nations Headquarters in New York
The United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UN COPS) gathered Ministers, Chiefs of Police, Gendarmerie and police representatives from 110 countries at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 3 June 2016.
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.
27 Sep 2014
The 2014 Summit, the first ever, saw more than 30 countries make concrete pledges of assistance to UN peacekeeping.