Peacekeeping is one of the most effective tools available to the United Nations to assist host countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace. UN Peacekeepers provide security and the political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.
UN Peacekeeping is guided by three basic principles; consent of the parties; impartiality; non-use of force except in self-defense and defense o the mandate. There are currently 16 UN peacekeeping operations deployed in many configurations and on four continents.
Today's multidimensional peacekeeping operations are also called upon to facilitate the political process, protect civilians, assist in the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants; support the organization of elections, protect and promote human rights and assist in restoring the rule of law.
Jordan actively supports UN Peacekeeping Operations. Our first contribution to UN Peacekeeping was in Angola in 1989, since then, Jordan has contributed to many missions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Jordan is a major troop -contributing country to the United Nations Peacekeeping. It currently provides 2314 (as of Sept. 2014) of Military and Police personnel in (9) missions around the world. Our troops are recognized for their devotion and high professionalism.