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Peace and Security

PEACEKEEPING

Peacekeeping Peacekeeping is one of the principal means of the United Nations to maintain international peace and security and help countries, torn by conflict, to create conditions for sustainable peace. Today there are 16 ongoing peacekeeping missions, run by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and manned with approximately 99.000 Military and Police personnel, coming from 114 countries.

Greek Participation

Greece has always actively supported and participated in Peacekeeping operations and other related activities throughout the world, from Balkans to Asia and Africa, continuously confirming its commitment to the UN and its mission on maintaining peace around the globe.

This commitment to Peacekeeping is expressed through political and financial support and the presence of Greek military officers and troops, together with civilian policemen, in various missions.

Moreover, moving in this direction, Greece established in 2000 MPSOTC (Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center) recognized by NATO, certified by UN and in 2008 NMIOTC (NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center) certified by NATO, in order to contribute to the enhancement of a more safe and secure land and maritime environment accordingly.

Despite the various national and international commitments of the Hellenic Armed Forces and Police, Greece is determined to make every effort to enhance its support to UN Peacekeeping.



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