Database on Global Peace Operations

In keeping with our mission to improve the effectiveness of peace operations, the Global Peace Operations Review has built a unique, comprehensive and searchable database that tracks political and peacekeeping mission data over time.

The database is a work in progress and will be added to over time. The current version contains monthly data from January 2005 through December 2015 on levels of Troops, Police, Experts on Mission, Civilian Staff and Volunteers on all UN Peacekeeping Operations. To start using the database click here.

Users can search for available data on any operation or mission in any timeframe, going back to 2005. There are also several ways to visualize and download the data, and we welcome its open use. All data was gathered from free and public sources, and is cited in the database. For a detailed user guide including screenshots and examples of searches click here.

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Unlike other databases, or United Nations’ published data, the Database on Global Peace Operations is the first and only place that the assembled data have been made available together for download, analysis, and online visualization in a clean, well-organized way.

The database will be updated regularly. In the near future, we plan to post data on gender and nationality of personnel, mission budgets, fatalities, political and non-UN mission data, as well as data on the existing indicators going farther back in time. We will also be working to improve user-friendliness.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback as we work to improve and expand the database. Please send us your comments using the GPOR feedback form or direct specific questions to GPOR’s data specialist Ryan Rappa (rlr324@nyu.edu).

We’re also on Twitter at @PeaceOpsCIC. As you’re using the database, we invite you to tweet us your best visualizations!