UN Peacekeepers Round Table
Truman Forum, Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch
September 16, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
In 16 of today's most dangerous trouble spots - from South Sudan and Mali to Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - United Nations (U.N.) peacekeepers are working to separate warring parties and protect people from the scourge of armed conflict. It's an inherently dangerous mission, costing the lives of more than 3,600 uniformed and civilian personnel since operations launched in 1948. The program was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1988.