This map layer presents the current UN ‘peace missions’ for 2018, classified in six categories (peacebuilding, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peacekeeping, multi-dimensional peacebuilding, multi-dimensional peacebuilding and peace enforcement, UN-transitional administration).

Example of how to read the map:

Currently there are two UN Peace Enforcement Mission in South Sudan, the so-called UNMISS (UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) with 17,963 staff members and the UNISFA (United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei) with 4,814 members.


  • UN DPA - United Nations Department of Political Affairs

    The UN DPA co-ordinates and administers political operations and peacebuilding support offices that work towards conflict prevention, measures to promote peace and post-conflict peacebuilding in Africa, Central Asia and in the Middle East. It lists data on current peace operations under the aegis of the DPA.

  • UN DPKO - United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations

    On behalf of the UN Secretary General, the DPKO leads the peace forces of Member Countries during monitoring missions and peace operations. On the websites of UN DPKO one can find data on past and current peace operations.


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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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