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Peacekeeping operations have become one of the most important tools for the United Nations to meet the challenges against threats to international peace and security in the 21st century. The Republic of Korea believes that Peacekeeping mandates should be clear and achievable, and that a mechanism for close consultations with troop-contributing countries should be prepared and implemented. As an important contributor of troops and of the UN peacekeeping budget, the Republic of Korea will actively participate in a wide variety of related discussions in the UN, including the Security Council and the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations. As a responsible member of the international community, the Republic of Korea has actively participated in UN Peacekeeping Operations through the dispatch of infantry troops and by supporting other contingents, such as medical and engineering units. With 629 troops deployed in eight missions, including the deployment of 317 troops to UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), and 282 troops to UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Korea ranks 34th in the number of PKO troops dispatched as of August 2013. The level of Korea’s participation in PKO is a reflection of the government’s willingness to contribute to world peace and security, thus enhancing its status in the international community. While simultaneously making the world a safer place.