UN blue beret being worn by Luís Carrilho, head of the United Nations Police
Canadian peacekeeper in 1976 wearing the distinctive UN blue helmet

A blue beret is a blue-colored beret used by various (usually special) military and other organizations. United Nations peacekeepers are often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets, this includes soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.[1] The blue helmet is used as the logo of United Nations Peacekeeping.

Military forces

Police forces

Other organizations


  1. ^ "UN Troops in Africa: Blue berets in the red". The Economist. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ Finnish military fosters future leaders