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Who are the Blue Helmets? UN peacekeeping, explained

UN peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa in 2016. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Spencer Feingold

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Members of the Security Council attend a U.N. Security Council meeting on peacekeeping at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
The UN Security Council meets to discuss peacekeeping. Image: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A UN peacekeeper stands guard in Diokoue, Côte d'Ivoire, in 2011.
A UN peacekeeper stands guard in Diokoue, Côte d'Ivoire, in 2011. Image: REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

UN peacekeeping deployments.
UN peacekeeping deployments. Image: Statista

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