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Timeline of UN peacekeeping missions

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The United Nations has authorized 59 peacekeeping missions as of October of 2004. These do not include interventions authorized by the UN like the Korean War and the Gulf War. The 1990s saw the most UN peacekeeping operations to date.

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1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

  • 1973 UN Emergency Force II (UNEF II)
    • Purpose: Supervise withdrawal of forces from Sinai after Egypt, Syria and Israel battle.
      • Status: Ended July 1979
  • 1974 UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
    • Purpose: Maintain ceasefire between Syria and Israel in Golan Heights
      • Status: Ongoing
  • 1978 UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
    • Purpose: Supervise Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon
      • Status: Israeli completed full withdrawal from Lebanon
    • Purpose: Keep the international peace and security, and help the Lebanese Government restore its effective authority in the area.
      • Status: Ongoing

1980s

1990s

(† - not counted as separate missions by the UN DPKO, linked below)

2000s

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