Mali - Support for the United Nations
The Danish Armed Forces support the UN peacekeeping mission in the large West African country of Mali.
Danish helicopters at a landing site in Mali. Photo: Press Officer Barkhane / Danish Armed Forces
The Armed Forces is currently contributing a small number of staff officers to the UN Mission in Mali - MINUSMA. The officers are located at the UN force headquarters in Bamako.
The mission of the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is, among other things, to support the implementation of the ceasefire between the Mali government and the armed rebel groups in the country, as well as to ensure the protection of civilians. The mission is authorized to use all necessary means, including military, to fulfil the task.
Denmark has contributed to MINUSMA since 2014 with various military contributions and has, among other things, on three occasions made a C-130J transport aircraft available for the mission (2014, 2017 and 2019/2020).
Denmark has previously contributed to the French-led Operation Barkhane. The operation is part of the international effort against terrorism in the Sahel region. The Sahel region includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
Period of timeFra 2014