Bangladesh

UN Photo / Mélanie Malenfant

In Haiti, an all-female Formed Police Unit from Bangladesh works to help ensure the safety of Petionville IDP camp in Port au Prince, where they patrol alongside officers of the National Police. Bangladesh provides two of peacekeeping's three female-only Formed Police Units. Overall, Bangladesh is the second largest contributor of police personnel and the largest overall uniformed contributor to UN peacekeeping (August 2014).

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Nepal

UN Photo / JC McIlwaine

Following the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in December 2013, Nepal answered the call with the provision of a Formed Police Unit to help patrol Protection of Civilians sites in UN bases in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. This FPU joins the two Nepalese infantry battalions that were already a part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Nepal is the fifth largest uniformed contributor to UN peacekeeping missions (August 2014).

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Republic of Korea

UN Photo / Pasqual Gorriz

Meet Peacekeeper Sgt. Ji-Young Lee of the South Korean contingent Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit. The South Koreans contribute over 300 troops to the UN mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) where the contingent cooperates with the Lebanese Armed Forces and assists local communities (August 2013).

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Philippines

UN Photo / Staton Winter

The Philippines contributes over 300 troops to the UN mission in the Golan Heights (UNDOF), (August 2013). Despite the escalating turmoil, the Philippines have remained committed to UNDOF during the Syria crisis.

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Indonesia

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Indonesia contributes nearly 2,000 troops and police across nine UN peacekeeping missions (August 2014). Over 1000 of these troops are serving with the UN mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL), where they have established a medical clinic for the local population.

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Brazil

UN Photo / Sylvain Liechti

Lieutenant General Santos Cruz of Brazil is the Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO), appointed by the Secretary-General in May 2013. He had previously served as Force Commander in Haiti. Brazil contributes approximately 1700 military and police personnel to UN peacekeeping (August 2014).

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Canada

Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Three Canadian police officers deployed to the Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) unveil a boat simulator they developed and paid for themselves. The simulator is used to provide boating training to the Haitian Coast Guard (GCH) with a view to improving border security in Haiti. Canada has contributed uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping since 1956, for nearly 60 years.

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United States

UN Photo / Emmanuel Tobey

Since it was established by the United States in 2004, the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) has spent approximately $914 million to support peacekeeping missions and other troop and police contributing countries, making the United States the largest contributor to peacekeeping capacity-building. The GPOI has made important contributions towards training and equipping peacekeepers from other countries and providing equipment and transportation to peacekeeping missions.

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India

UN Photo / Staton Winter

India has ranked among the top three contributors of troops and police to UN peacekeeping for nearly 15 years. India provided the first-ever all-female Formed Police Unit to UNMIL in January 2007 and currently contributes close to a thousand police officers to UN peacekeeping operations.

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Pakistan

UN Photo / Albert González Farran

Pakistan's Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed was appointed in 2013 as the Military Adviser for UN peacekeeping. Along with leadership roles, Pakistan is an important UN peacekeeping contributor with nearly 8,000 troops and police serving across seven missions, making it one of the top contributing countries (August 2014).

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Senegal

UN Photo / Frederic Fath

The Senegalese contingent carried out the first patrol by UN police in Bamako, Mali, at the end of July 2013. They patrolled the streets of Bamako to prevent any violence in the first round of presidential elections. Senegal provides 800 troops to the mission in Mali (MINUSMA). (August 2014)

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Germany

UN Photo / Mark Garten

Germany provided the UN with its most senior police officer, when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Stefan Feller as the new UN Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Mr. Feller has more than 36 years of professional experience in national and international policing.

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Italy

UN Photo / Pasqual Gorriz

Peacekeeper Cpl. Assunta Murano from Italy is a tank commander, photographed here with her crew at the headquarters of the UN mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Italy provides over 1000 troops to this mission including the Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Luciano Portolano.

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Nigeria

UN Photo / Albert González Farran

Nigeria's battalion deployed in El Daein, Darfur, helps to provide security for the people of the region. Here one of the Nigerian peacekeepers guards a water point in El Daein. Nigerian is among the top ten contributors of uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping (August 2014).

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Ghana

UN Photo / Ghifar Charafeddine

Ghana is one of the top ten contributors of military personnel, with nearly 3,000 peacekeepers in eleven peacekeeping operations (August 2014). Here Ghanaian peacekeepers with the mission in Lebanon are seen teaching English to a group of students.

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Turkey

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A Police Advisor from Turkey is seen teaching self-defense classes to cadets at the Police Training Center in Yambio, South Sudan. Police Advisers work with their South Sudanese counterparts to build trust between the community and the police. Turkey currently contributes 25 police officers to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). (August 2014)

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Jordan

UN Photo / Albert Gonzalez Farran

Jordan is the largest overall contributor of police to peacekeeping, with officers serving in eight missions across the world (August 2014). Here an officer of the Formed Police Unit from Jordan interacts with a child in the Zam Zam camp for internally displaced people in North Darfur.

Egypt

UN Photo / Albert González Farran

Military Observer Major Mohamed Ahmed Shabana, from Egypt, is pictured here at the joint AU-UN mission headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur. Mr. Ahmed served in UNAMID from September 2012 to September 2013, conducting patrols in North Darfur. Egypt contributes nearly 2,500 police and military to peacekeeping (August 2014).

Ethiopia

UN Photo / Daniel Adekera

The Ethiopian Battalion from the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) responds to a request from the community after the killing of a man and the theft of his cattle. After nearly a day tracking and coming under fire from the armed assailants, the Ethiopian peacekeepers are seen here returning all 38 cattle back to the community. Ethiopia contributes 4,000 troops to UNISFA (August 2014).

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Rwanda

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In 2012, the UN mission in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) welcomed the mission's first-ever contingent of female police officers, contributed by Rwanda. In the past ten years, Rwanda has become one of UN peacekeeping's most reliable contributors, currently ranking among the top ten contributors of both police and military personnel to peacekeeping (August 2014).

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China

UN Photo / Qader Al Habahabeh

With the deployment of an infantry battalion to UNMISS before the end of the year, China plans to contribute its first ever infantry battalion to UN peacekeeping. China is already the largest contributor of uniformed troops of any permanent member of the UN Security Council. It has also made important contributions in the form of enablers such as engineering, medical support, and transportation, and has been a contributor since 2013 of a Formed Police Unit serving in Greenville, Liberia, a port town in the southeastern part of the country.

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Mongolia

UN Photo / Albert González Farran

The Mongolian medical team posted in Kabkabiya, Darfur, has 70 personnel, 39 men and 31 women. They operate the hospital in the team site, which has a dental clinic, surgical theater, pediatric ward and trauma and neurological treatment centres. In 2012 and 2013, the hospital serviced 11,000 people, including 7,000 from the local community.

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Tanzania

UN Photo / Sylvain Liechti

In March 2013, the Security Council authorized the deployment of the Force Intervention Brigade in MONUSCO. The brigade, based in North Kivu province, is made up of just over 3,000 peacekeepers and has a robust mandate to confront armed groups operating in the area. Tanzania contributes more than 1,000 troops on the ground as part of the brigade. Overall, Tanzania is twelfth among troop contributors to UN peacekeeping globally (August 2013).

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