Thailand and ADF Co-Host Peacekeeping Exercise


PIRAP JABIRU is a biennial exercise Australia has been co-hosting with Thailand since 1998. 

As a key regional peacekeeping forum, it provides an environment to come together to enhance our collective understanding of the planning considerations necessary to be successful on contemporary peace operations. Australia and Thailand bring together more than 100 participants from the military, police, UN staff, civil society and government and non-government sectors from over 20 countries in the Indo–Pacific region. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the exercise, as well as the 71st anniversary of Australia’s first contribution to UN peacekeeping. 

Australia has contributed over 65,000 personnel to subsequent missions all around the globe to more than 50 United Nations and other multilateral peace and security operations worldwide, including in Korea, Lebanon, Cyprus, Namibia, Somalia, Cambodia, Western Sahara, Rwanda, Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands, the Sudan and South Sudan.

Australian Department of Defence

June 1, 2018