Maintain and consolidate peace in the world
Throughout history, Uruguay has been among the main troop contributing countries to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (PKO’s). Almost 20% of its defense operational forces have been allocated to this effort.
With presence in several PKO’s, especially in MINUSTAH and MONUC/MONUSCO, Uruguay has gathered invaluable experience in the implementation of the most complex, multidimensional mandates.
In MONUSCO, Uruguay participates with approximately one thousand troops involving the three forces (the Army, Navy and Air Force).
In MINUSTAH Uruguay has been involved from the very beginning in peacekeeping and peace consolidation activities.
Besides, Uruguay participates actively in the political follow-up on MINUSTAH in New York, through the “Group of Friends of Haiti”, which it has chaired since 2009.
Uruguay was a member of the Peacebuilding Commission between 2009 and 2012 and it has developed several peace building activities, mainly through its multidisciplinary participation in support tasks to host Nations.