DID YOU KNOW that the first peacekeeping mission was United Nations Emergency Force1 (UNEF1)?  It was convened by the UN General Assembly following the disagreement and war between Israel and Egypt over the Suez Canal in 1956. Over 6,000 armed forces were deployed to Egypt to pacify the territory and supervise the withdrawal of Britain, France and Israel from Egyptian territory.  It lasted until 1967 and succeeded in restoring Egypt’s territorial integrity. Since 1948 United Nations has carried out a total number of 71 missions with 16 currently on going


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