What is the UN Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO)?

Founded in 1991, the UNPKO is one of the largest initiatives undertaken by the United Nations. It is a global effort to invest in peace, security, and stability by protecting civilians, actively preventing conflict, reducing violence, intensifying security and empowering national authorities to assume these responsibilities. The mandate or authority to carry out a course of action of every peacekeeping mission is decided by the UN Security Council. So far, there have been 55 peacekeeping operations all over the world, in various parts of the world, from Burundi to Croatia. …

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