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MONUSCO Facts and Figures

Current authorization until 31 March 2018
Security Council resolution 2348 (2017) PDF Document of 31 March 2017


Current authorization

  • 18,316 total uniformed personnel
    • 16,215 military personnel
    • 660 military observers
    • 391 police
    • 1,050 personnel of formed police units

Further authorizations

On 28 March 2013, the Security Council decided by resolution 2098 that MONUSCO shall, for an initial period of one year and within the authorized troop ceiling of 19,815, include an “Intervention Brigade” consisting inter alia of three infantry battalions, one artillery and one Special force and Reconnaissance company. This force ceiling was further confirmed by resolution 2147 of 28 March 2014. On 25 March 2015, the Council, by its resolution 2211, decided to reduce the MONUSCO force by 2,000 troops, while maintaining the authorized ceiling detailed above. In resolution 2277 (2016) the Security Council reaffirmed its intention to make the troop reduction permanent through a revised troop ceiling, and to consider any further troop reduction once significant progress has been achieved regarding the priorities of MONUSCO’s mandate. In resolution 2348 (2017), the Security Council decides to extend until 31 March 2018 the mandate of MONUSCO in the DRC, including, on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent or any prejudice to the agreed principles of peacekeeping, its Intervention Brigade.

View the peacekeeping factsheet to see the number of personnel currently deployed.

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Financial aspects

  • Method of financing: Assessment in respect of a Special Account
  • Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018):  $1,141,848,100  (A/C.5/71/24PDF Document)