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Over 3,000 Cambodian Troops Deployed for UN Peacekeeping Missions from 2018 to First Nine Months of 2022

From 2018 to the third quarter of 2022, Cambodia has sent in total 3,312 troops, 350 of them are female, for the UN peacekeeping missions in five countries.

The update was shared by H.E. Chhum Socheat, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defence at a press conference here in Phnom Penh on Oct. 18.

The five countries are Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Mali and Central African Republic, said the spokesperson.

There are currently 801 Cambodian peacekeepers, including 118 women, undertaking their UN missions in the five above-said countries.

Since 2006, Cambodia has deployed 8,302 forces (580 are women) to carry out UN peacekeeping missions in nine countries – Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Mali, and Yemen.

According to an assessment of the United Nations in late 2021, Cambodia was ranked 28th out of 122 countries contributing forces for the UN peacekeeping operations, and 13th for female troop deployment.

In the ASEAN framework, the Kingdom was the 3rd biggest contributor of troops to UN peacekeeping efforts and the 2nd largest female troop contributor.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press