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UN peacekeeping: Turning words into action

  • Purna Cita Nugraha, Semungus Gebrehiwot and Matthew Evan Widjaja
    Purna Cita Nugraha, Semungus Gebrehiwot and Matthew Evan Widjaja

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Jakarta/New York | Mon, July 16, 2018 | 10:02 am
UN peacekeeping: Turning words into action All set: Personnel of the Banteng Raider Infantry Battalion (Yonif Raider) at the 4th Regional Military Command (Kodam IV) Diponegoro in Semarang, Central Java, attend a ceremony in December last year to mark their official dispatch for a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. (JP/Suherdjoko)

PREMIUM This year marks the 70th anniversary of United Nations Peacekeeping. Since its inception, the UN has deployed 71 peacekeeping operations worldwide with 14 of them still ongoing to maintain international peace and security.

Since 1948, more than 3,500 personnel have died during peacekeeping missions, including 943 in hostile circumstances. From 2013 to 2017, there has been a constant...

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