Mongolia continues to strengthen its contribution to UN peacekeeping
Mongolia joined United Nations peacekeeping in 2002 with the deployment of two unarmed military observers to the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara.
Mongolia joined United Nations peacekeeping in 2002 with the deployment of two unarmed military observers to the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. Since then, more than 14,000 Mongolian peacekeepers have served in UN missions around the globe. Today, Mongolia deploys more or less 900 peacekeepers to five UN peacekeeping operations including in South Sudan, Abyei, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Western Sahara. Furthermore, Mongolia has become the 27th largest contributor to UN peacekeeping. More specifically, Mongolian Peacekeeping operation`s medical team is well known in Darfur. Mongolian Hospital Unit in Darfur treats UN personnel and reaches out to the local community. The unit consists of more than 60 personnel who are responsible for providing UN personnel with health care, emergency CPR and stabilization, life and limb-saving surgical interventions, basic dental care, and facilitation of casualty evacuation for more severe cases. In addition to serving UN staff, the Mongolian hospital unit treated more than 10,000 people from the local communities. Thus, as of 2017, the Head of UN Peacekeeping operations awarded more than 850 Mongolian peacekeepers with the United Nations Medal for their commitment and service to the UN and the people of South Sudan.