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Peacekeeping issues

Peacekeeping operates within a changing physical, social, economic and political environment. We need to be flexible to address a changing set of issues.

UN peacekeepers and Haitian men and children walking through high water.

UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Members of the Jordanian battalion in Haiti assist in rescuing children, after a hurricane destroyed their orphanage.

Success is never guaranteed, because UN Peacekeeping almost by definition goes to the most physically and politically difficult environments.

In this section we highlight some of the key challenges of peacekeeping, and describe how we are tackling them. These include: