Safety and security

Improving the safety and security of peacekeepers is essential to the performance of peacekeepers and to the conduct of peace operations. This includes taking active measures to reduce peacekeeper fatalities, improve medical and logistical support, and ensure justice for perpetrators of criminal acts against peacekeepers. Many of these activities are already underway. Key recommendations include:

  1. Support post-deployment care of peacekeepers. While there is concerted focus on support to peacekeepers in the field through the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Action Plan to Improve Security of Peacekeepers, there is minimal attention focus on post-deployment care of peacekeepers. The Secretariat and member states should develop and identify programs to support post-deployment care for serving peacekeepers.