Who are the United Nations peacekeepers and
where do they come from? What role do they play in setting a "calmer stage" in a conflict situation -- so that it is more likely a
negotiated solution to the conflict can be found and the conditions of
peace can be restored? What
are the special challenges peacekeepers face in carrying out their mandate
-- and what conditions are necessary to their carrying it our
These are some of the questions this unit
explores in its reading and listening comprehension passages. The unit's
"Writing Task" provides a chance for learners to write a proposal to go on
a peacekeeping mission.
Reading and listening comprehension
exercises provide information about the role and origin of UN
peacekeeping as they provide practice with the four skills of
English. To begin, click "Reading Passage".