What Exactly Do UN Peacekeepers Do?

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Since 1948, UN peacekeepers have been sent to war-torn regions as a neutral force. So what are peacekeepers and what are their duties?

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Ban Ki-moon says sexual abuse in UN peacekeeping is ‘a cancer in our system’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/14/ban-ki-moon-says-sexual-abuse-in-un-peacekeeping-is-a-cancer-in-our-system
“Taking aim at “a cancer in our system,” the UN secretary general has announced he intends to start naming and shaming countries whose troops and police serving in UN peacekeeping missions face credible accusations of sexual abuse and exploitation.”

United Nations Peacekeeping, We are a Global Partnership
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/images/PKD_Infographic_web.jpg
“Countries contributing to peacekeeping”

Sex charges haunt UN forces
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1126/p06s02-wogi.html
“It’s nighttime in this trendy neighborhood, and the three-story villa sits serenely behind an iron gate and tall bushes.”

Troop and police contributors
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/resources/statistics/contributors.shtml
“Our military and police personnel are first and foremost members of their own national services and are then seconded to work with the UN.”

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