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GONNET, Diego  and  HERNANDEZ, Diego. Uruguayan participation in UN peace operations: An underestimated international insertion tool. Cuad.CLAEH [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 59-89. ISSN 0797-6062.

The paper is a contribution to the public debate on the foundations and effects of Uruguay's participation in un Peacekeeping Operations as an instrument of foreign policy. In the first section we offer a brief description of the origins and historic evolution of un Peacekeeping Operations. In the second we examine the Uruguayan participation in these Operations. In the third section, the links between this participation and the country's international insertion strategy are observed. The fourth is devoted to analysing to which the extent is the policy of participation in un Peacekeeping Operations coherent with the reasons used to justify it. Finally, we present the main conclusions of this work.

Keywords : peacekeeping operations; foreign affaires; Uruguay.

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