What’s the first country you think of when it comes to global peacekeeping? The U.S.? Canada or Italy (placate with pasta)? If so, you are wrong. Bangladesh, a crowded developing nation, is the world’s largest donor of troops to the U.N. peacekeeping forces. According to the U.N: From the streets of Mogadishu to the forests of the Congo, 9,380 Bangladeshi blue helmets patrol for global peace.
Americans? Only 80. This South Asian nation’s heavy role in peacekeeping — Bangladeshi soldiers make up almost a tenth of the total U.N. troops — is surprising. But it turns out Bangladesh has been topping the list of U.N. troops donors for 26 years, alongside other developing countries like Pakistan and India. Last September, when Joe Biden convened a meeting on strengthening U.N. operations, Bangladesh was a co-host. It’s gotten so good at peacekeeping it now trains other countries’ troops.
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Source Credits: Laura Secorun Palet in ZY