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United Nations peacekeeping operations, 1948-2017

Source: compiled from the website of each peacekeeping operation, United Nations, Department of Peace Operations (DPO),


There were very few UN peacekeeping operations between its creation (1946) and the end of the Cold War, with the exception of a few cases (mainly the Middle East, India/Pakistan, Republic of Congo, and Cyprus). It was only during the 1990s that they multiplied, particularly in Africa, where they are now the most numerous, as well as in the Middle East, the Balkans, Central America and, more locally, Haiti, East Timor and Cambodia. This increase and geographical diversification has been accompanied by a significant rise in the budget for UN peacekeeping operations during the course of the 2010s.


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