United Nations Peacekeeping Pledges


The demand for UN Peacekeeping is at an all time high. Member States and civil society continue to call on UN Peacekeeping to do more in increasingly inhospitable, volatile and dangerous environments. Today’s UN Peacekeeping missions are unprecedented in both the scale and scope of their mandates, facing increasingly dangerous situations where peacekeepers are being deployed where there is no peace to keep and face regular attack. In an effort to fill the capabilities gap, Member States were called to pledge necessary capabilities to ensure the success of UN peacekeeping missions.


Summary of pledges made in 2015


In 2015, pledges amounted to more than 40,000 troops and police, as well as critical enablers including more than 40 helicopters, 22 engineering companies, 11 naval and riverine units, and 13 field hospitals. The following information is based upon declarations made in 2015. There is limited public data available on pledges which have been delivered upon.


Detailed Pledges made in 2015 by Country


UN Member State Pledges (to)
USA Double the number of military advisers (as of Aug 2015: 34), $2 million for training African forces for peacekeeping, $2 million for training on countering improvised explosive devices, provide greater logistical and engineering support
Rwanda 2 attack helicopters, level 2 hospital, all-female Formed Police Unit & 1600 troops
Uruguay 2000 troops, aircraft, K-9 platoon for explosives, training and 12 naval vessels
Bangladesh Infantry battalions, utility helicopters, engineering & riverine units, level 2 hospital, Police Units, training
Netherlands Support protection of civilians training, intelligence capabilities & funding for planning
Japan Support to training incl. civilian professionals, more staff officers, engineering capacity, rapid deployment
Pakistan Infantry battalion & police, K-9 unit, UAV, field hospitals, transport, aviation & maintenance
Indonesia 2700 troops, police in 9 missions, training, composite battalion to UNAMID by end of year, Police Units
United Kingdom 70 specialized troops in support of AMISOM, up to 300 troops for UNMISS
China 8000 standby force, training, de-mining, $100M for AU, engineering, medical, transport, police support
Colombia Gradual contribution starting with 58 certified police & going up to 5,000 troops in the long term
Ethiopia Commits to implement the Addis Ababa conference outcomes, incl. provision of 2 battalions and training
Italy 1 helicopter squadron, 1 engineering company, 1 infantry specialized battalion, support to training
India 850 troops, 3 FPUs including women, critical enablers, technical personnel and training
France Training African troops to build capacity & provide French language training
Sri Lanka Counter-IED, engineering, infantry, special forces, formed police, force protection & transportation capacity
Korea Level II hospital to the AU, engineering unit & increase financial contributions
Chile Helicopter and medical unit to strengthen peacekeeping
Ghana Mechanized infantry battalion, Level II hospital, signals squadron, 2 FPUs, transport helicopter & naval patrol
Finland Amphibious task unit, special ops forces, military observers, police, CBRN lab & training capacity
Vietnam Engineering company, Level II hospital & staff officers
Mexico Build on existing commitments with infantry troops & new training center
Uganda Additional infantry and motorized battalions
Sierra Leone Infantry battalion, 500 police of which 300 female, 2 Formed Police Units & SWAT units
Armenia Training for IED counter company
Croatia Engineering company to and continued support for training of female peacekeepers
Malaysia 2 FPUs, 100 police officers, an infantry battalion and engineering unit & capacity building of troops
Norway Transport aircraft, police experts, capacity building with AU, considers combat engineers with counter-IED. Norway will also extend the camp facilities for the headquarters of the intelligence unit in MINUSMA for another 10 months
Georgia Readiness to pledge troops
Czech Republic Troops, special forces & police to strengthen peacekeeping
Thailand Staff officers, engineering company, Level II hospital & ground water drilling team
Turkey 5 staff officers to Mali, 1 transport aircraft on demand to Mali/CAR, military training and maritime security training
Fiji Rapid deployment ops support from coy to btn; light infantry; medical unit Level II hospital; PSD unit; additional police
NATO Counter IED support and access to strategic airlift for rapid deployment
EU Increase in funding in training for African peacekeepers
AU Increase peace missions budget 25% over 5 years; immediate response capacity; Special Envoy for women in conflict
Cambodia 2 demining companies for rapid deployment; hosting regional/int’l demining trainings; regional demining training center
Nepal More female peacekeepers; battalion for rapid deployment; Special Forces and MP companies; Level II hospital
Azerbaijan Staff officers and training for capacity building
Spain More peacekeepers; logs hub; training/protection for counter-IED; build pol doctrine; support women and peacekeeping
Australia Transport aircraft on demand; working with INTERPOL on explosives; and training regional personnel
Germany In-mission training; mobile training teams; putting out THW; additional police and civ personnel; exploring engagement in Mali
El Salvador 5 staff officers; 100 person-unit engineers; 100 person-unit airfield maintenance
Sweden Extend Mali support; 1% pol force for UN; develop org crime and SGBV pol teams; new medical stds; force generation manual
Denmark Pre-deployment training; 12 police officers for Mali; $3MIL for Mali Trust Fund
Brazil 800 soldiers & 200 marines; Level II hospital unit; 20 mil obs and 20 staff officers; activities at peacekeeping training centre
Peru New contribution infantry company; 1 engineering company for CAR for airfields
Romania Increased personnel in peacekeeping; in 2016, 1 transport aircraft; 1 FPU and 1 EOD grp; by 2018 addt’l 4 transport helicopters

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