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Peacekeeping Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet as of 30 April 2017

Note: Statistical information on uniformed personnel is as of 30 April 2017. Statistical information on UN Volunteers is as of April 2017. Statistical information on civilian staff is as of 31 December 2016, unless otherwise specified.

  • Peacekeeping operations since 1948: 71
  • Current peacekeeping operations: 16

Personnel

  • Uniformed personnel: 95,993 (as of 30 April 2017)
    • Troops: 81,656
    • Police:13,494
    • Military observers: 1,843
  • Civilian personnel: 15,319 (as of 31 December 2016)
    • International: 5,043
    • Local: 10,276
  • UN Volunteers: 1,599 (as of April 2017)
  • Total number of personnel serving in 16 peacekeeping operations: 112,911
  • Countries contributing uniformed personnel: 124
  • Total fatalities in current operations: 1,776
  • Total fatalities in all peace operations since 1948: 3,557

Financial aspects

  • Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017: about $7.87 billion *

Current operations

United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)

In Western Sahara since April 1991
Strength: 476 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 236
    • Troops: 27
    • Military observers: 209
  • Civilian personnel: 229
    • International civilians: 70
    • Local civilians: 159
  • UN Volunteers: 11

Fatalities: 15

Approved budget (07/2016– 06/2017): $56,582,500 
(A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document)


United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

In the Central African Republic since April 2014
Strength: 13,461 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,230
    • Troops: 10,091
    • Military observers: 408
    • Police: 1,731
  • Civilian personnel: 1,010
    • International civilians: 600
    • Local civilians: 410
  • UN Volunteers: 221

Fatalities:  34

Approved budget (07/2016– 06/2017): $920,727,900
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

In Mali since April 2013
Strength: 14,053 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,564
    • Troops: 10,797
    • Military observers: 36
    • Police:  1,731
  • Civilian personnel: 1,329
    • International civilians:  633
    • Local civilians:  696
  • UN Volunteers: 160

Fatalities:  116

Approved budget: (07/2016– 06/2017):  $933,411,000  [A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

In Haiti since June 2004
Strength: 5,324 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,147
    • Troops:  1,756
    • Police:  2,391
  • Civilian personnel: 1,087
    • International civilians: 282
    • Local civilians: 805
  • UN Volunteers: 90

Fatalities: 186

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $345,926,700
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo since July 2010
Strength: 22,010 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 18,587
    • Troops: 16,743
    • Military observers: 484
    • Police: 1,360
  • Civilian personnel: 3,316
    • International civilians: 791
    • Local civilians: 2,525
  • UN Volunteers: 388

Fatalities: 107

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $1,235,723,100 [A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

In Darfur since July 2007
Strength: 20,053 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 17,036
    • Troops: 13,613
    • Military observers: 178
    • Police: 3,245
  • Civilian personnel: 2,897
    • International civilians: 749
    • Local civilians: 2,148
  • UN Volunteers: 120

Fatalities: 247

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $1,039,573,200 [A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

In Syria since June 1974
Strength: 960 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 829
    • Troops: 829
  • Civilian personnel: 131
    • International civilians: 45
    • Local civilians: 86

Fatalities: 46

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $47,714,100
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

In Cyprus since March 1964
Strength: 1,106 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 953
    • Troops: 884
    • Police: 69
  • Civilian personnel: 153
    • International civilians: 34
    • Local civilians: 119

Fatalities: 183

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $55,560,100
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

In Lebanon since March 1978
Strength: 11,398 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 10,589
    • Troops: 10,589
  • Civilian personnel:809
    • International civilians: 229
    • Local civilians: 580

Fatalities: 312

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $488,691,600
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

In Abyei, Sudan since June 2011
Strength: 4,772 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,539
    • Troops: 4,396
    • Military observers: 120
    • Police: 23
  • Civilian personnel: 203
    • International civilians: 125
    • Local civilians: 78
  • UN Volunteers: 30

Fatalities: 22

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $268,624,600
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

In South Sudan since July 2011
Strength: 15,853 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  13,329
    • Troops: 11,512
    • Military observers: 192
    • Police: 1,625
  • Civilian personnel:  2,129
    • International civilians: 815
    • Local civilians:1,314
  • UN Volunteers: 395

Fatalities: 48

Approved budget(07/2016 – 06/2017): $1,081,788,400
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI)

In Côte d'Ivoire since April 2004
Strength: 705 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 0
  • Civilian personnel: 679
    • International civilians: 219
    • Local civilians: 460
  • UN Volunteers: 26

Fatalities: 144

Approved budget (07/2016 - 06/2017): $153,046,000
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

In Kosovo since June 1999
Strength: 347 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 17
    • Military observers: 8
    • Police: 9
  • Civilian personnel: 308
    • International civilians: 93
    • Local civilians: 215
  • UN Volunteers: 22

Fatalities: 55

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $36,486,900
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

In Liberia since September 2003
Strength: 1,638 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 744
    • Troops: 419
    • Military observers: 15
    • Police: 310
  • Civilian personnel: 758
    • International civilians: 259
    • Local civilians: 499
  • UN Volunteers: 136

Fatalities: 199

Approved budget (07/2016 – 06/2017): $187,192,400
[A/C.5/70/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)

In India and Pakistan since January 1949
Strength: 113 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:42
    • Military observers: 42
  • Civilian personnel:  71
    • International civilians: 23
    • Local civilians: 48

Fatalities: 11

Appropriation (biennium 2016-2017): $21,134,800


United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

In Middle East since May 1948
Strength: 361 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 151
    • Military observers: 151
  • Civilian personnel: 210
    • International civilians: 76
    • Local civilians: 134

Fatalities: 51

Appropriation (biennium 2016 - 2017): $68,949,400 

* This amount finances 14 of the 16 United Nations peacekeeping missions, supports logistics for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) through the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), and provides support, technology and logistics to all peace operations through global service centres in Brindisi (Italy) and Valencia (Spain) and a regional service centre in Entebbe (Uganda).

Related links

UN Peacekeeping Brochure

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