Over the past 31 years, China has sent more than 50,000 peacekeepers to nearly 30 UNPKOs in over 20 countries and regions. A total of 25 Chinese peacekeepers have made the ultimate sacrifice. Being the largest troop contributor to peacekeeping operations among the five permanent members of the Security Council and the second largest contributor to UN peacekeeping assessments, China has become a key actor in UNPKOs.?
From the Blue Line mined area along the Lebanon-Israel border to South Sudan, Mali and the DRC, the Chinese Blue Helmets have walked in harm’s way to safeguard world peace.
The Chinese medical units in the DRC ran a twinning project in SOS Children’s Village Bukavu to offer help, and children in the village called the female members their Chinese mothers. This love-filled program is still ongoing.
For China, to uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, safeguard world peace and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind is our fundamental mission in being part of the UN peacekeeping operations.