Presence of Peacekeepers (Number of Troops, Police and Military Observers)
Data Provider: World Bank, World Development Indicators
Data Source: UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Data Name: Presence of peacekeepers (number of troops, police and military observers in mandate)
Data Year: The latest data displayed are for 2013 and was accessed from the World Bank on 6 August 2014
Data Periodicity: The data are updated annually
Data Definition: Presence of peacebuilders and peacekeepers are active in peacebuilding and peacekeeping. Peacebuilding reduces the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict by strengthening national capacities at all levels of for conflict management, and to lay the foundation for sustainable peace and development. Peacekeepers provide essential security to preserve the peace, however fragile, where fighting has been halted, and to assist in implementing agreements achieved by the peacemakers. Peacekeepers deploy to war-torn regions where no one else is willing or able to go and prevent conflict from returning or escalating. Peacekeepers include police, troops, and military observers.
Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology for this data at the World Bank