Kazakhstan's peacekeeping is a response to global challenges and threats

29 May is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. It was established in 2002 by the United Nations General Assembly in recognition of their contribution to global security.

As a responsible member of the international community, by participating in UN peacekeeping, Kazakhstan makes a practical contribution to the preservation of peace and stability.

In 2018, Kazakhstan was the first among the Central Asian countries to send its peacekeeping units to the UN mission in Lebanon, which has already been attended by more than 500 Kazakhstanis.

Our military personnel have experience of participating in UN missions in Nepal, Ivory Coast and Mali. Currently, Kazakh peacekeepers are serving in missions in Lebanon, Western Sahara, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A historic step for Kazakhstan was the independent deployment of the peacekeeping contingent to the UN mission in the Golan Heights, where 139 Kazakhstanis are serving as part of the mission today, performing tasks to maintain a ceasefire between the warring parties. The expansion of the geography of participation of Kazakhstan's military personnel in UN peacekeeping missions testifies to our country's firm intention to support people suffering from military and humanitarian crises.

Military personnel are trained on the basis of the Peace Operations Centre of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where UN certified courses are held. Specialists of the institution of additional education are constantly working to improve the approaches and methods of teaching students.

In the light of the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) "Women. The world. Security" Kazakhstan adheres to the policy of gender equality, protection and equality of women. And this is confirmed by the participation of Kazakhstani female military personnel in UN peacekeeping operations as military observers and staff officers. At the moment, 8 Kazakhstani female servicemen are serving in UN missions abroad.

Sending troops to peacekeeping missions (operations) The UN not only makes a significant contribution to strengthening international security, but also contributes to enhancing the role of Kazakhstan in the global arena. In addition, it contributes to the acquisition of combat experience by military personnel, the improvement of combat training of the Armed Forces and the development of proposals for their further development.