Young & Bold: Celebrating the UN’s youngest peacekeepers

Monday, 24 June 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019 | Worldwide | Department of Global Communications (DGC) | Africa Section 

They are young, bold and ready to serve.

Deployed in some of the world’s most dangerous places to protect the most vulnerable people, these young men and women are risking it all in search of world peace.

The UN deploys more than 100,000 troops, police and civilians from 124 countries to its peacekeeping missions around the world. Many of these peacekeepers are in their 20s or early 30s and are serving in Africa.

To celebrate their service and sacrifice, Africa Renewal magazine interviewed some of UN’s youngest peacekeepers to find out what drove them to become peacekeepers.

How and where did they enlist for this job? How is a typical day for a UN Peacekeeper like? What do they do during their free time? What do they like about the countries they are serving in? Back home, what do their families and friends think about the whole idea of peacekeeping?

Find the answers to these and many other questions on the Africa Renewal website. And look for the young peacekeeper profiles on iSeek over the next few weeks.