How effective is UN peacekeeping?

Peacekeeping is at the centre of the UN’s efforts to maintain international peace and security. Today, more than 100,000 soldiers and police from 125 countries are serving as blue-helmeted UN peacekeepers around the world.

UN peacekeeping under new leadership

In January 2017, a new Secretary-General, António Guterres, assumed office. There are several challenges that the he will have to address in the area of peacekeeping operations over his five-year term.