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Bangladesh is now the largest contributor of troops in UN peacekeeping missions, says the Inter Service Public Relation Directorate (ISPR).

In a media statement on Saturday, it said that a total of 6,731 personnel are now stationed worldwide, which includes the armed forces, police and UN military experts on missions and staff officers.

According to figures by the United Nations Peacekeeping, as of August this year, 644 members of Bangladesh Police, 29 UNMEM (United Nations Military Expert on Mission), 5,943 armed forces troops and 115 staff officers are now deployed in different missions.

Ethiopia is in the second position with 6,662 members while Rwanda follows with 6322 members.

Bangladeshi peacekeepers are currently deployed in eight out of 13 peacekeeping missions in Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Western Sahara, Mali, Central African Republic, Yemen and Lebanon.

Bangladesh was the largest contributor to peacekeeping missions in 2011, 2014 and 2015, second largest in 2012, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018, third in 2019 while fourth largest in 2016.

 

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Bangladesh regains 1st place in UN peacekeeping mission

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12 September, 2020, 05:55 pm
Last modified: 12 September, 2020, 07:40 pm



File photo of Bangladeshi peacekeepers at the United Nations' Peacekeeping operations. Photo: UNB

File photo of Bangladeshi peacekeepers at the United Nations' Peacekeeping operations. Photo: UNB

Bangladesh has regained its position as the top country in sending troops in the United Nations' peacekeeping missions.

The country has sent total 6,731 peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping operation regaining the first place among countries across the world, read a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate on Saturday.
Ethiopia is in the second position with 6,662 peacekeepers followed by Rwanda with 6,322 peacekeepers to the UN operations.

Nepal, India and Pakistan have been in fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively with Nepal has 5,682 peacekeepers, India has 5,353 and Pakistan has 4,440 in total.

Bangladesh first deployed uniformed personnel to serve with the organisation in 1988 when they were deployed to help monitor the armistice between Iran and Iraq. The name of the first operation Bangladesh took part was UNIIMOG. Bangladesh also participated in another peacekeeping operation in Namibia called UNTAG in the same year.

Out of total 69 UN peace missions since 1948, Bangladesh has successfully participated in 54 missions. So far, 1,63,887 peacekeepers from Bangladesh have participated in UN mission in 40 different countries. Out of 22 current UN sponsored missions, Bangladeshi peacekeepers are deployed in 09 peacekeeping missions in 08 different countries, according to Bangladesh Army website.

In November last year, the Bangladesh Police received the Best Police Unit Award for its contribution to the United Nations peacekeeping operations.

The Bangladesh Formed Police Unit (FPU) Rotation 11 was awarded for providing security to the Nyala Super Camp in South Darfur in Sudan and its commendable work on capacity building of Sudan's police.

 

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We should engineer new conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, that way, we can benefit from said conflicts by sending thousands and thousands of peacekeepers and milking the UN cash cow.

Am I right or am right ?

This is what we call 'Buttay Sali', literally scheming with sinister overtones.


That's all the UN is good for anyway, they don't really 'perform' unless it's white Caucasians dying anyway.
 

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BD needs to keep this up, good money making venture and on the plus side it professionalises our people.
 

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