What is the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations?

The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations (UN) is a committee of the United Nations General Assembly. This committee is also known by the name C 34. The mandate of this committee is to oversee the Peacekeeping operations of the United Nations across the globe. The meetings of this committee are held from February to March. The reports of this committee are submitted to the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

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When was the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations Established?

The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations was established on 18th February 1965 by Resolution 2006 (XIX). 

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Which are the Largest Contributors of UN Peacekeeping Operations?

As of June 2019, there are more than 1 lakh people serving in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Major percentage of them comprises military personnel, supported by civilians and volunteers. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among the largest individual contributors. Countries from African continent contribute nearly half of the military personnel in the UN peacekeeping operations.

How Many UN Peacekeeping Missions are Currently Active?

  1. As of 2020, there are currently 13 active UN Peacekeeping Missions
  2. These missions are spread across 3 continents; Asia, Africa and Europe. The highest number of peacekeeping missions are in Africa.
  3. Troops, police and civilian personnel for UN peacekeeping missions are contributed by more than 120 countries.

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