AUSTRIA IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE
As a member nation of many international organisations, Austria is contributing to joint international peace keeping efforts.
Since 1960, more than 100,000 Austrian troops and civilian helpers have been participating in more than 50 international peace support and humanitarian missions. Since the end of the Cold War the number of missions has been growing rapidly. In addition to classical peace-keeping or peace support operations there is now a growing number of humanitarian and disaster relief operations to be taken care of.
PEACE - AN INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATION
Peace Support and Peace-keeping are important tasks of the international community, today. In addition to the United Nations also regional organizations, such as OSCE, EU, and NATO are involved in the Service of Peace. In this, they are setting political, diplomatic, and economic initiatives and measures. Failing this, military means may be used.