Does the United Nations have an army?
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No, the UN has no standing army or police force on its own. Military and police personnel, from UN member states, working as peacekeepers in peacekeeping missions around the world are members of their own national service first and are seconded to work with the UN. They wear their countries' uniform and are identified as UN Peacekeepers by a UN blue helmet or beret.

Information about UN Peacekeeping Missions, including the breakdown of the troop-contributing countries, is available through the UN Peacekeeping website.


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