Peacekeeping Operations

A blue helmet UN police stands guard as the delegation visits Haiti.

The mandate of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) is set out in the Security Council Resolution 2350 (2017), which was adopted on 13 April 2017.

Three women are walking at sunset near a refugee camp in the Western Sahara area.

The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) was established by Security Council resolution 690 of 29 April 1991.

UN Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations smiling with three children of the town of Kaga Bandora during his visit to Central African Republic.

Concerned with the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the Central African Republic and its regional implications, the Security Council authorized on 10 April 2014 the...

Male figure from the Ivoirian Transport Company is delivering drinkable water through a hose to a male peacekeeper holding a blue bucket.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in that...

Several peacekeepers are on a white patrol vehicle.

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) took over from an earlier UN peacekeeping operation – the United Nations Organization Mission in...

Numerous children and women are lined up as they await medical care. A female Nigerian peacekeeper is maintaing order.

The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, referred to by its acronym UNAMID, was established on 31 July 2007 with the adoption of Security Council resolution 1769.

Two Polish peacekeepers are riding on a white patrol vehicle with the Polish national flag and the UN flag.

From early March 1974, the situation in the Israel-Syria sector became increasingly unstable, and firing intensified.

Three male soldiers are walking with children while patrolling the streets.

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was originally set up by the Security Council in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot...

Two peacekeepers are delivering school backpacks to school children lined up.

Originally, the Unated Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was created by the Security Council in March 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and...

Helicopters carrying Indian Battalion troops are arriving in Abyei, the main town of the disputed Abyei area on the border of Sudan and newly independent South Sudan.

The Security Council, by its resolution 1990 of 27 June 2011, responded to the urgent situation in Sudan’s Abyei region by establishing the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA...

A woman hugging a man, who reunited with his family.

Originally, the Security Council, by its resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999, authorized the Secretary-General to establish an international civil presence in Kosovo – the United Nations Interim...

Four participants of a meditation workshop are wearing blue tshirts and smiling.

On 9 July 2011 South Sudan became the newest country in the world.

Military staff and other mourners are commemorating at the burial site of the UN staff and his son who were killed during the Pakistan Quake.

The first group of United Nations military observers arrived in the mission area on 24 January of 1949 to supervise the ceasefire between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Officers are talking with a group of children.

Set up in May 1948, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) was the first ever peacekeeping operation established by the United Nations.