Fiji has contributed more personnel per capita to UN Peacekeeping missions than any other Member State
UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations thanks Fiji for its strong support to UN Peacekeeping

Fiji has contributed more personnel per capita to UN Peacekeeping missions than any other Member State

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations thanks Fiji for its strong support to UN Peacekeeping

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 16/02/2022
[Image: Fijian Government]

Over its more than four decades’ long participation in UN peace operations, Fiji has contributed more personnel per capita to UN Peacekeeping missions than any other Member State.

This has been confirmed as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix thanked Fiji for its strong support to UN Peacekeeping and for the service and sacrifice of its military and police personnel deployed around the world under the UN flag.

During Fiji’s contribution to UN peace missions, 66 Fijians lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.

Fiji first contributed peacekeepers to the United Nations when it deployed troops to Lebanon in 1978 and it has been a consistent contributor since.

The UN says today, Fiji provides more than 340 uniformed personnel, including 39 women, to seven UN peace operations making it the 40th largest contributor.

Fiji’s largest contribution of uniformed personnel to UN peace operations is to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), where 168 of its women and men now serve.

Fiji also contributes to the UN Disengagement Force (UNDOF), the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS); UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL); and the UN Interim Force in Abyei (UNISFA), and the UN Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMAH).

Lacroix says Fiji has set a standard of generosity that it should be proud of and that others should seek to emulate.

He says the UN appreciates the service and sacrifice of the Fijian men and women who serve in dangerous and difficult environments. Meanwhile the UN says Fiji has also endorsed the Secretary-General’s ‘Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)’ initiative, which aims to refocus peacekeeping with more targeted mandates, make operations stronger and safer, and mobilize support for political solutions and better equipped and trained forces.




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