Meet Sqn Ldr Jason Neame

"During my time as a UN peacekeeper in South Sudan, I was the plans and operations officer. This meant overseeing the force protection and logistics for the 60,000 people who were in the protected camp in that area. We also provided protection for those from non-government organisations (NGOs) who were working to give aid to the civilians there.

It was a challenging but phenomenal experience. The size and complexity of the issues that the UN needs to deal with are a challenge. Trying to protect civilians and NGOs while outside forces are fighting around you was hard; but we kept going and we managed to build a brand new camp area with lot of improved supplies for that base in my first month there.

The exposure and development of being a UN peacekeeper is a skill that I'm very proud of."

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Tell the Secretaries of State for Defence and Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs that you are proud of the UK's contribution to UN peace operations. Your messages will also be sent to our featured peacekeepers. 

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Dear Secretaries of State,

I am writing to express my support for the Government’s decision to increase the number of British personnel seconded to UN peace operations.

As a member of the British public, I am proud of our troops, police officers and civilian experts who have served in UN missions across the world. Peacekeepers do vital work to protect civilians from conflict and the need for UN peace operations has never been greater. I believe British citizens have much to give in terms of skills and expertise that can help to strengthen these missions and contribute to their success.

Supporting peace operations is an investment in Britain’s future. It is in our national interest to prevent countries from sliding back into conflict and we have a global responsibility to protect vulnerable populations. Our security and prosperity depend on us working with other states through international institutions like the United Nations.

As British citizens – and global citizens – we all have a stake in supporting international peace and security. I would like to thank our peacekeepers, and the British Government, for investing in the cause of global peace.

Yours sincerely,