Current Peacekeeping Operations

Currently, there are 276 members of the Serbian Armed Forces engaged in five UN-led multinational operations and three European Union operations.

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United Nations Missions


In 5 United Nations peacekeeping operations — in Lebanon, Central African Republic, Cyprus, the DR Congo and the Middle East — there are currently 258 members of the Serbian Armed Forces.

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon — UNIFIL


The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon — UNIFIL was established by United Nations Security Council Resolutions 425 and 426 of 19 March 1978. The mission's mandate is periodically extended by UN Security Council resolutions.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in UNIFIL since December 21, 2010 with staff officers, with a six-month term. Since November 25, 2012, the participation in UNIFIL has been expanded by a 5-person national support element and a 36-person infantry platoon for a term of six months. Since March 24, 2013, the participation of members of the Serbian Armed Forces in UNIFIL has been increased by two staff officers at the UNIFIL Command in Nakura, and since November 5, 2013, it has deployed an infantry company instead of an infantry platoon. Based on a technical agreement with the Spanish Armed Forces, from 2 November 2014, the number of staff officers increased by one more officer, in the command of the Spanish Battalion. As of December 11, 2014, on the basis of a technical agreement with the Italian Armed Forces, a force protection platoon consisting of 33 members of the Serbian Armed Forces has been deployed to the West sector.

Currently, 177 members of the Serbian Armed Forces are engaged in UNIFIL.

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic — MINUSCA


The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2149 of 10 April 2014. The mission's mandate is periodically extended by UN Security Council resolutions.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in MINUSCA since September 20, 2014 with two staff officers and two military observers (currently engaged on staff duties at the request of the mission), which has been engaged for a one-year term, and since December 11, 2014 with 68 Level 2 hospital staff for a term of six months.

Currently, 76 members of the Serbian Army are engaged in MINUSCA.

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus — UNFICYP


The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus — UNFICYP was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 186 in March 1964. The mission's mandate is periodically extended by UN Security Council resolutions.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in UNFICYP since October 21, 2010 with a staff officer, with a one-year mandate, and a six-person department, with a six-month term. Since September 23, 2011, participation in UNFICYP has been expanded by two Military Observers (MOLOs), with a one-year mandate, and 37 people-strong infantry platoon, with a six-month term.

Currently, 3 members of the Serbian Armed Forces are engaged in UNFICYP.

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo — MONUSCO


The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — MONUSCO was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999. The mission's mandate is periodically extended by UN Security Council resolutions.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in MONUSCO since March 7, 2003 with an Air Force Medical Evacuation Team (AMET), composed of six people, with a six-month mandate. Since July 28, 2010, participation in MONUSCO has been expanded by a two-person staff group, with a one-year mandate. The deployment of a medical evacuation team ended May 10, 2018.

Currently, one member of the Serbian Army is employed at MONUSCO.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization — UNTSO


The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization — UNTSO was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 50 (1948). It is the oldest United Nations mission. The mission's mandate was established in 1948 and is not subject to periodic renewal.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in the UNTSO since 9 September 2012 with a military observer, who has been engaged for a one-year term, as part of the Lebanon Observatory Group.

Currently, 1 military observer from the Serbian Armed Forces is engaged at UNTSO.

European Union Military Operations


In 3 EU military operations — in Somalia and the Central African Republic  — there are currently 18 members of the Serbian Armed Forces.

European Union Training Mission in Somalia — EUTM Somalia


The European Union Training Mission in Somalia — EUTM Somalia was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1872 (2009) and by Council of the European Union decisions 96 and 197 (2010). The mandate of the mission shall be extended in accordance with a decision of the Council of the European Union.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in EUTM Somalia since 25 April 2012 with a staff officer, with a term of six months. During 2013, the Serbian Armed Forces increased its participation in the mission by deploying a 4-person medical team.

Currently, 6 members of the Serbian Armed Forces are engaged in EUTM Somalia.

European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia


The European Union Naval Force Somalia (Operation Atalanta) was established by United Nations Security Council Resolutions no. 1814, 1816, 1838 and 1846 (2008) and Council of the European Union decisions No 851 of 10 November 2008 and No 918 of 8 December 2008. The mandate of the operation shall be extended in accordance with a decision of the Council of the European Union.

The Serbian Armed Forces has been participating in Operation Atalanta since 6 April 2012. So far, two staff officers and one staff NCO were deployed to Operation Headquarters in Northwood, London, a staff officer within the Force Headquarters afloat in the Indian Ocean, as well as autonomous vessel-protection detachment for the protection of World Food Program ships.

Currently, there are 5 members of the Serbian Armed Forces in Operation Atalanta: 4 in the Operation Headquarters and a staff officer aboard the command ship in the Indian Ocean.

European Union Training Mission in Central African Republic — EUTM RCA


The European Union Training Mission in Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) was established in accordance with Council Decision 2016/610 / CFSP of 19 April 2016. The mission is to continue the European Union's engagement in the Central African Republic.

The Serbian Armed Forces began its engagement in EUTM RCA on December 15, 2016 by deploying a Level 1 four-member team and a two-member Emergency Medical Team.

Currently, seven members of the Serbian Armed Forces are engaged in this operation — the head of medical service in the mission, at the same time an medical advisor to the commander, and a medical team consisting of a doctor and five medical technicians.