Amid the disruption of the coronavirus, which has forced the UN to conduct most of its business remotely, SA is in the last seven months of its two-year tenure on the UN Security Council.

It has promoted the AU's aspirations of “silencing the guns in Africa by 2020”. About 70,000 (85%) of the UN’s 82,000 peacekeepers are deployed in Africa. SA has 1,153 troops in three UN missions, 98% in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a few others in Darfur and South Sudan.

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