Bhutan in a peace keeping mission abroad
in inspiring universal respect and admiration for the country.
UN peacekeeping operation which began in 1948 has become a cornerstone of the international response to conflict resolution. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has highlighted UN peacekeeping as a “flagship of UN activity”. UN peacekeepers are at the heart of international efforts to address some of the world’s most intractable problems. The scope of UN peacekeeping has also continually evolved to address issues of war, conflict, peace and security. Today, more than 118,000 field personnel involving military, police and civilians from 122 countries are deployed in 17 missions around the world.