22 May 2019

UNAI QUIZ: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

UN peacekeeping is a flexible, evolving instrument that brings together political, security and technical tools at its disposal to assist countries in making the difficult transition from conflict to peace. Peacekeeping is truly a global partnership and Member States reflect strong global confidence in the value of the UN’s flagship enterprise. Peacekeeping has also proven to be a solid investment in global peace, security, and prosperity. Despite the size and breadth of its operations, at just under $7 billion a year, peacekeeping’s annual budget remains less than one half of one percent of global military spending.

Today, UN peacekeeping deploys more than 100,000 military, police and civilian personnel in 14 peacekeeping operations on four continents, including Haiti in the Americas, India/Pakistan in Asia, Kosovo in Europe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa.

The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/129, designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General presides over a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of all peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN flag. In addition, the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is awarded posthumously to the peacekeepers who have fallen while serving in the cause of peace during the preceding year.

 

Test your knowledge on the UN Peacekeepers now!

Correct! Since the first UN Peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, more than 3,700 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease, including 129 who died last year. On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold solemn events to honor fallen peacekeepers.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B). Since the first UN Peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, more than 3,700 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease, including 129 who died last year. On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold solemn events to honor fallen peacekeepers.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B). Since the first UN Peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, more than 3,700 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease, including 129 who died last year. On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold solemn events to honor fallen peacekeepers.

 

 

 

 

Correct! B) The first UN peacekeeping mission was established on 29 May 1948, when the Security Council authorized the deployment of a small number of UN military observers to the Middle East to form the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) to monitor the Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B). The first UN peacekeeping mission was established on 29 May 1948, when the Security Council authorized the deployment of a small number of UN military observers to the Middle East to form the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) to monitor the Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B). The first UN peacekeeping mission was established on 29 May 1948, when the Security Council authorized the deployment of a small number of UN military observers to the Middle East to form the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) to monitor the Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Correct! Over seven decades, more than one million men and women have served under the United Nations flag in 71 peacekeeping operations, directly impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people, protecting the world’s most vulnerable and saving countless lives. Peacekeepers make immense sacrifices, often serving at great personal risk and under challenging conditions.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A). Over seven decades, more than one million men and women have served under the United Nations flag in 71 peacekeeping operations, directly impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people, protecting the world’s most vulnerable and saving countless lives. Peacekeepers make immense sacrifices, often serving at great personal risk and under challenging conditions.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A). Over seven decades, more than one million men and women have served under the United Nations flag in 71 peacekeeping operations, directly impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people, protecting the world’s most vulnerable and saving countless lives. Peacekeepers make immense sacrifices, often serving at great personal risk and under challenging conditions.

Correct! The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was established by Security Council resolution 1509 (2003) on 19 September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military. UNMIL successfully completed its mandate on 30 March 2018, becoming the last peacekeeping mission to be completed. You can find out about the mission's past activities and achievements through its website.

Incorrect. The correct anser is C). The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was established by Security Council resolution 1509 (2003) on 19 September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military. UNMIL successfully completed its mandate on 30 March 2018, becoming the last peacekeeping mission to be completed. You can find out about the mission's past activities and achievements through its website.

Incorrect. The correct anser is C). The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was established by Security Council resolution 1509 (2003) on 19 September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military. UNMIL successfully completed its mandate on 30 March 2018, becoming the last peacekeeping mission to be completed. You can find out about the mission's past activities and achievements through its website.

Correct! In 1988, UN peacekeeping forces were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The Nobel Prize Committee stated that “the UN forces represent the manifest will of the community of nations to achieve peace through negotiations, and the forces have, by their presence, made a decisive contribution towards the initiation of actual peace negotiations.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is B) In 1988, UN peacekeeping forces were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The Nobel Prize Committee stated that “the UN forces represent the manifest will of the community of nations to achieve peace through negotiations, and the forces have, by their presence, made a decisive contribution towards the initiation of actual peace negotiations.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is B) In 1988, UN peacekeeping forces were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. The Nobel Prize Committee stated that “the UN forces represent the manifest will of the community of nations to achieve peace through negotiations, and the forces have, by their presence, made a decisive contribution towards the initiation of actual peace negotiations.”