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The Contemporary WorldLearning ActivityWhat are United Nations peacekeepers?United Nation Peacekeeping helps countries navigate the difficult path from conflict topeace. They have unique strengths, including legitimacy, burden sharing, and an abilityto deploy troops and police from around the world, integrating them with civilianpeacekeepers to address a range of mandates set by the UN Security Council andGeneral Assembly.What countries send these peacekeepers?The UN currently has100,950 peacekeepersas of August 2016 which they deployedon20 UN peacekeeping missionsaround the world. 123 countriescurrently provide themilitary troops and police forces that make up the UN Peacekeeping force. Thefollowing are the Top 25 countries providing UN Peacekeepers:1.Ethiopia (8,326)2.India (7,471)3.Pakistan (7,161)4.Bangladesh (6,772)5.Rwanda (6,146)6.Nepal (5,131)7.Senegal (3,617)8.Burkina Faso (3,036)9.Ghana (2,972)10.Egypt (2,889)11.Indonesia (2,867)12.China (2,639)13.Tanzania (2,341)14.Nigeria (2,170)15.Niger (1,871)16.Togo (1,661)17.Morocco (1,607)18.Chad (1,489)19.Uruguay (1,457)20.South Africa (1,427)21.Brazil (1,303)22.Kenya (1,229)23.Benin (1,174)24.Cameroon (1,137)25.Italy (1,114)United Nation Peacekeeper’s responsibilities, and the places where they havebeen involved in the last 50 years.
Peacekeepers protect civilians, actively prevent conflict, reduce violence, strengthensecurity and empower national authorities to assume these responsibilities.

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