Country Profile: Denmark

Country Profile: Denmark

Denmark played a key role in UN peacekeeping operations during the Cold War, contributing forces, developing doctrine and training manuals and programs in close cooperation with the other Nordic countries. It continued to do so in the first half of the 1990s making significant contributions to UNPROFOR and establishing and hosting the Standby High-Readiness Brigade (SHIRBRIG), a multi-national rapid reaction brigade earmarked for UN peacekeeping operations, which became operational in 1997.

Read more in our newly updated Providing for Peacekeeping country profile on Denmark by Dr. Peter Viggo JakobsenRoyal Danish Defence College and Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark.

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