A peacekeeping operation is led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), and works to create the conditions for lasting peace in a country torn by conflict.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
Mongolian Peacekeepers, trained at the Tavan Tolgoi Peace Operations Support Training Centre, are deployed to Sierra Leone.
A peacekeeping operation consists of military, police and civilian personnel, who work to deliver security, political and early peacebuilding support.
What is peacekeeping?
Find out about our unique strength, our history and how we are reforming for the future. Also, how a new operation is formed, and the role of both the Security Council and the General Assembly.
Find out where in the world we have existing missions, what they do, and how they are resourced.
Explore all our previous operations that have taken place since 1948.
Forming a new operation
The deployment of a new UN Peacekeeping operation is a decision taken by the Security Council. Find out the how the decision is reached.
Find out how we are financed, and how much we cost.