UNITED NATIONS AND PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
Implemented to create long lasting peaceful conditions in countries affected by conflict, peacekeeping operations have evolved over the years to meet the demands of different types of violence. It has been 69 years since the first mission was established in May 1948, with more than 70,000 peacekeeping troops deployed and more than 100,000 military and civilian personnel serving the 16 peacekeeping missions around the world.
Peru has not been unaware of the international participation in Peacekeeping Operations, we have participated since 1958 with officers as Military Observers within the framework of the mandate of the United Nations Security Council, as a result of the invasion of southern Lebanon by Part of Israel. We have also participated in: Lebanon, Israel, El Golan, Iran-Iraq, Namibia, Western Sahara, Sierra Leone, East Timor, Burundi, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ethiopia - Eritrea, Haiti and Sudan .
In the year 2000, the United Nations Security Council approved the integration of women in peacekeeping operations and peacebuilding activities, and Peruvian women (officers and enlisted) began their participation in 2004, succesfully as military observers as members of staff and contingents.