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Senegal and the Peacekeeping Operations

A Tradition of Contributions

 

Senegal is a West African country, home to 12 000 000 inhabitants. Its army and security forces are composed of 30 000 men and women. (Soldiers, gendarmes, police officers, and firefighters).

Senegal accessed independence on April 04th 1960 and, at that point, its new army took part in the 1960 United Nations Operation in the Congo (UNOC) with a contingent of 600 men. This operation will be followed by many more around the globe

 
A brief Summary of the Contributions of Senegal to
the UN Peacekeeping Operations from 1960 to 2008

Peacekeeping Operations

  

UNOC:

Congo in 1960 (600 men for 3 months);

UNEF :

Egypt from 1973 to 1976 (4 contingents of 400 men);

FINUL :

Lebanon from 1978 to 1984 (12 contingents of 600 men);

MINURCA :

Central African Republic from 1998 to 2000 (2 contingents of 126 men);

MONUC:

DRC from 2001 to 2008 (12 contingents of 540 men + 4 FPU of 125 men);

MINUL :

Liberia from 2003 to 2008 (1contingent of 250 men and 8 contingents of 600 men);

ONUCI :

Ivory Coast from 2002 to 2008 (9 contingents of 329 men)

MINUSTAH:

Haiti from 2006 to 2008 (3 FPU of 85 men);

UNAMID:

Sudan since 2008 ( 826 troops and 161 police officers)


Observation Missions


GOMUNII:

Iran/Iraq, August 1988 to December 1990 (2 contingents of 15 officers);

MONUIK:

Iraq/Kuwait, from May 1991 to 2004 (08 detachments of 6 to 7 officers);

UNAVEM:

Angola, August 1991 to March 1997 (4 contingents of a dozen officers);

APRONUC:

Cambodia, from 25 December 1991 to 28 December 1993 (2 contingents of 2 officers);

MINUAR 1:

Rwanda , January 1993 to May 1994 (30 observers) ;

MONUOR:

Uganda , from September 1993 to November1995 (2 contingents of 10 officers) ;

FORPRONU:

Ex- Yugoslavia, January 1995 to 2003 (20 Civpols Police/ Gendarmes);

MONUC:

DR Congo, August 1999 to 2008 (25 observers);

ONUCIM:

Ivory Coast (81 Civpols et 08 observers militaries from 2003)

MINUSTAH:

Haiti (Fifty Civpols from 2003 to 2008) ;

UNMIT:

Timor-Leste (17 Civpols from 2006 to 2008)

UNAMID:

Sudan (08 officers and 60 UNPOLS)

MINURCAT:

Chad from 2007 to 2008 (22 UNPOLS)