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Peacekeeping Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet as of 28 February 2014

[Note: statistical information on civilian personnel is as of 30 November 2013, unless otherwise specified]

  • Peacekeeping operations since 1948: 68*
  • Current peacekeeping operations: 15*
  • Current peace operations directed by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations: 16**

[*With the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 10 April 2014, as of that date the number peacekeeping operations since 1948 is 69; the number of current peacekeeping operations is 16 and the number of current peace operations led by DPKO is 17.]

[**In addition to peacekeeping operations, DPKO directs one political mission: the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).]

Personnel

  • Uniformed personnel: 98,056
    • Troops: 83,154
    • Police: 13,056
    • Military observers: 1,846
  • Civilian personnel: 16,942 (as of 30 November 2013)
    • International: 5,233
    • Local: 11,709
  • UN Volunteers: 2,025
  • Total number of personnel serving in 15 peacekeeping operations: 117,023
  • Total number of personnel serving in 16 DPKO-led peace operations: 118,799
  • Countries contributing uniformed personnel: 122
  • Total fatalities: 1,441

Financial aspects

  • Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014: about $7.83 billion
  • Outstanding contributions to peacekeeping 28 February 2014): about $2.36 billion

Current operations

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

In Western Sahara since April 1991
Strength: 508 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 229
    • Troops: 23
    • Military observers: 201
    • Police: 5
  • Civilian personnel: 264
    • International civilians: 96
    • Local civilians: 168
  • UN Volunteers: 15

Fatalities: 15

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $60,475,700
[A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

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

In the Central African Republic since April 2014
Authorized strength:

  • Uniformed personnel:  11,820*
    • Military personnel: 10,000 (including 240 military observers and 200 staff officers)
    • Police: 1,820 (including 1,400 formed units personnel, 400 individual police officers and 20 corrections officers)
  • Civilian personnel: N/A
    • An appropriate significant civilian component

*Scheduled for deployment starting 15 September 2014

Fatalities:  None

Approved budget: N/A

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

In Mali since April 2013
Strength:  7,551 including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  7,093
    • Troops:  6,137
    • Military observers: 0
    • Police:  956
  • Civilian personnel:  400
    • International civilians:  287
    • Local civilians:  113
  • UN Volunteers: 58

Fatalities:  8

Approved budget: (07/2013 – 06/2014): $602,000,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

In Haiti since June 2004
Strength:  9,991 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 8,207
    • Troops:  5,794
    • Police:  2,413
  • Civilian personnel: 1,615
    • International civilians: 373
    • Local civilians: 1,242
  • UN Volunteers: 169

Fatalities: 176

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $576,619,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

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

In Democratic Republic of the Congo since July 2010
Strength: 25,770 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 21,245
    • Troops: 19,558
    • Military observers: 502
    • Police: 1,185
  • Civilian personnel: 3,969
    • International civilians: 990   
    • Local civilians: 2,979
  • UN Volunteers: 556

Fatalities: 70

Approved budget 07/2013 – 06/2014): $1,456,378,300 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

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

In Darfur since July 2007
Strength: 23,613 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 19,192
    • Troops: 14,354
    • Military observers: 330
    • Police: 4,508
  • Civilian personnel: 4,017
    • International civilians: 1,060
    • Local civilians: 2,957
  • UN Volunteers: 404

Fatalities: 191

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $1,335,248,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

In Syria since June 1974
Strength: 1,389 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 1,243
    • Troops: 1,243
  • Civilian personnel: 146
    • International civilians: 47
    • Local civilians: 99

Fatalities: 45

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): ): $60,654,500 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

In Cyprus since March 1964
Strength: 1,073 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 924
    • Troops: 857
    • Police: 67
  • Civilian personnel: 149
    • International civilians: 39
    • Local civilians: 110

Fatalities: 181

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $56,604,300, including voluntary contributions from Cyprus and Greece [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

In Lebanon since March 1978
Strength: 11,149 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 10,200
    • Troops: 10,200
  • Civilian personnel: 949
    • International civilians: 315
    • Local civilians: 634

Fatalities:303

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $492,622,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

In Abyei, Sudan since June 2011
Strength: 4,293 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,111
    • Troops: 3,955
    • Military observers: 133
    • Police: 23
  • Civilian personnel: 163
    • International civilians: 104
    • Local civilians: 59
  • UN Volunteers: 19

Fatalities: 13

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $329,108,600 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

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

In South Sudan since July 2011
Strength: 11,102 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 8,494
    • Troops: 7,327
    • Military observers: 152
    • Police: 1,015
  • Civilian personnel: 2,202
    • International civilians: 869
    • Local civilians: 1,333
  • UN Volunteers: 406

Fatalities: 25

Approved budget(07/2013 – 06/2014): $924,426,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI)

In Côte d'Ivoire since April 2004
Strength: 10,767 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 9,455
    • Troops: 7,957   
    • Military observers: 182
    • Police: 1, 316
  • Civilian personnel: 1,162
    • International civilians: 400
    • Local civilians: 762
  • UN Volunteers: 150

Fatalities: 118

Approved budget (07/2012 - 06/2013): $584,487,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

In Kosovo since June 1999
Strength: 367 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 15
    • Military observers: 8
    • Police: 7
  • Civilian personnel: 325
    • International civilians: 114
    • Local civilians: 211
  • UN Volunteers: 27

Fatalities: 55

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $44,953,000 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

In Liberia since September 2003
Strength: 8,947 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 7,446
    • Troops: 5,749
    • Military observers: 136
    • Police: 1,561
  • Civilian personnel: 1,280
    • International civilians: 420
    • Local civilians: 860
  • UN Volunteers: 221

Fatalities: 181

Approved budget (07/2013 – 06/2014): $476,329,800 [A/C.5/68/21 PDF Document]

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

In India and Pakistan since January 1949
Strength: 110 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 42
    • Military observers: 42
  • Civilian personnel: 68
    • International civilians: 24
    • Local civilians: 44

Fatalities: 11

Appropriation (biennium 2014-2015): $19,647,100

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

In Middle East since May 1948
Strength: 393 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 160
    • Military observers: 160
  • Civilian personnel: 233
    • International civilians: 95
    • Local civilians: 138

Fatalities: 50

Appropriation (biennium 2014 - 2015): $74,291,900

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