“Since 1948, UN peacekeepers have come to the aid of civilians in countries torn by conflict in order to help create conditions for lasting peace.”

– Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN 

Every day, more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers work to stabilize some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones, protecting civilians from violence; monitoring the implementation of peace agreements; disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating former combatants into society; facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance; training national police forces; and supporting free and fair elections and the creation of stable governing institutions.

Here are some facts about UN Peacekeeping that everybody should know: