- 2012elections - 9/11 Special Coverage - aca - africanamericanalzheimers - aids - Alabama News Network - american - Awards & Expo - bees - bilingual - border - californiaeducation - Caribbean - cir - citizenship - climatechange - collgeinmiami - community - democrats - ecotourism - Elders - Election 2012 - elections2012 - escuelas - Ethnic Media in the News - Ethnicities - Events - Eye on Egypt - Fellowships - food - Foreclosures - Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area - Health Care Reform - healthyhungerfreekids - howtodie - humiliating - immigrants - Inside the Shadow Economy - kimjongun - Latin America - Law & Justice - Living - Media - memphismediaroundtable - Multimedia - NAM en Espaol - Politics & Governance - Religion - Richmond Pulse - Science & Technology - Sports - The Movement to Expand Health Care Access - Video - Voter Suppression - War & Conflict - 攔截盤查政策 - Top Stories - Immigration - Health - Economy - Education - Environment - Ethnic Media Headlines - International Affairs - NAM en Español - Occupy Protests - Youth Culture - Collaborative Reporting

More Filipinos Serving as UN Peacekeepers

Philippine News, Posted: Jan 12, 2010

MANILA The number of Filipinos deployed with United Nations peacekeeping forces is at an all-time high with more than 1,000 military and policemen serving in various conflict areas around the world.

In his year-end report to Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo, Ambassador Hilario Davide Jr., permanent representative to the United Nations, said the Philippines had a total of 1,056 peacekeepers in nine UN peacekeeping missions at the end of 2009. He also assured the UN that it could continue to count on the Philippines as a responsible and reliable peacekeeping partner. In a statement from UN headquarters in New York, Davide said the figure, which represents a 40-percent surge in troop deployment compared to the previous year, pushed the Philippines up to the 23rd on the list of the top troop and police contributing countries.

The Philippines was 29th on the list with 626 peacekeepers deployed at the end of 2008. The Philippines first participated in UN peacekeeping operations in 1963 when it contributed a 40-member squadron from the Philippine Air Force to provide air support for the UN mission in the Congo. Since then, Filipino peacekeepers have participated in UN operations in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Sudans Darfur and southern regions, Georgia, Golan Heights in the Palestinian territories, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, the Kashmir regions disputed by Pakistan and India, Kosovo, Nepal and East Timor.

Page 1 of 1




Just Posted

NAM Coverage

Civil Liberties

Why There Are Words

Aug 10, 2011