Statement Commemorating International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on May 29

Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
May 26, 2017



The United States joins the world in honoring the brave men and women serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Since 1948, UN peacekeepers have come to the aid of civilians in countries torn by conflict in order to help create conditions for lasting peace.

We will ensure that each of the current 16 UN peacekeeping operations is reformed for smarter and more efficient operations so taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and peacekeepers meet the needs of the people they are supposed to serve. While the vast majority of UN peacekeepers serve with honor, we remain committed to a zero tolerance policy on abuse against civilians by individual peacekeepers.