Den danske chef for NATOs rådgivningsmission i Irak mødes med irakiske samarbejdspartnere.

From December 2020 to mid-2022, Denmark is leading NATO's NATO Mission Iraq (NMI). Here Lieutenant General Per Pugholm Olsen is at a meeting with Iraqi partners. Photo: Sgt. Vega / NMI Public Affairs

Danish soldiers are constantly deployed on international missions in some of the world's hotspots, where they solve peace-building, peace-keeping and stabilizing tasks. 


Facts and figures

  • Denmark has participated actively in UN peacekeeping operations since 1948.
  • Since 1949 NATO has been a cornerstone of Danish security and defence policy.
  • More than 60,000 Danish servive-members have served in trouble spots all over the world in UN and NATO missions or through Danish participation in international coalitions.
  • Since 1990 Danish soldiers, sailors, and airmen have participated in peace-building and peace-supporting operations and in the international fight against piracy and terrorism; often under harsh conditions far from Denmark's borders.
  • Since 2018 Denmark has deployed soldiers, airmen, and fighter aircraft to the Baltic countries on a regular basis as part of NATO’s reassurance measures.


Last updated August 23, 2020 - 18:01