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Peacekeeping Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet as of 31 August 2016

Note: Statistical information on uniformed personnel is as of 31 August 2016. Statistical information on UN Volunteers is as of 31 July 2016. Statistical information on civilian staff is as of 31 July 2015, unless otherwise specified.

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

Personnel

  • Uniformed personnel: 100,019 (as of 31 August 2016)
    • Troops: 85,442
    • Police: 12,885
    • Military observers: 1,692
  • Civilian personnel: 16,471 (as of 31 July 2015)
    • International: 5,256
    • Local: 11,215
  • UN Volunteers: 1,575 (as of 31 July 2016)
  • Total number of personnel serving in 16 peacekeeping operations: 118,792
  • Countries contributing uniformed personnel: 123
  • Total fatalities in current operations: 1,731
  • Total fatalities in all peace operations since 1948: 3,508

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: 461 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 217
    • Troops: 24
    • Military observers: 193
  • Civilian personnel: 241
    • International civilians: 84
    • Local civilians: 157
  • UN Volunteers: 4

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: 13,327 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,152
    • Troops: 10,245
    • Military observers: 148
    • Police: 1,759
  • Civilian personnel: 760
    • International civilians: 518
    • Local civilians: 242
  • UN Volunteers: 154

Fatalities:  25

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: 13,083 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 11,883
    • Troops: 10,579
    • Military observers: 40
    • Police:  1,264
  • Civilian personnel: 1,246
    • International civilians:  585
    • Local civilians:  661
  • UN Volunteers: 145

Fatalities:  106

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: 6,014 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,708
    • Troops:  2,358
    • Police:  2,350
  • Civilian personnel: 1,245
    • International civilians: 304
    • Local civilians: 941
  • UN Volunteers: 83

Fatalities: 184

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: 22,498 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 18,620
    • Troops: 16,735
    • Military observers: 478
    • Police: 1,407
  • Civilian personnel: 3,470
    • International civilians: 816
    • Local civilians: 2,654
  • UN Volunteers: 364

Fatalities: 102

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: 20,616 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 17,023
    • Troops: 13,599
    • Military observers: 153
    • Police: 3,271
  • Civilian personnel: 3,412
    • International civilians: 811
    • Local civilians: 2,601
  • UN Volunteers: 141

Fatalities: 235

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: 927 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 819
    • Troops: 819
  • Civilian personnel: 140
    • International civilians: 50
    • Local civilians: 90

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: 1,080 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 1,028
    • Troops: 959
    • Police: 69
  • Civilian personnel: 151
    • International civilians: 33
    • Local civilians: 118

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: 11,345 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 10,490
    • Troops: 10,490
  • Civilian personnel: 848
    • International civilians: 257
    • Local civilians: 591

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: 4,778 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,534
    • Troops: 4,397
    • Military observers: 129
    • Police: 8
  • Civilian personnel: 202
    • International civilians: 130
    • Local civilians: 72
  • UN Volunteers: 30

Fatalities: 21

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: 16,147 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  13,723
    • Troops: 12,111
    • Military observers: 185
    • Police: 1,427
  • Civilian personnel:  1,973
    • International civilians: 787
    • Local civilians: 1,215
  • UN Volunteers: 404

Fatalities: 46

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: 4,556 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 2,807
    • Troops: 1,947
    • Military observers: 108
    • Police: 752
  • Civilian personnel: 961
    • International civilians: 301
    • Local civilians: 660
  • UN Volunteers: 93

Fatalities: 143

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: 362 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 15
    • Military observers: 8
    • Police: 7
  • Civilian personnel: 328
    • International civilians: 109
    • Local civilians: 219
  • UN Volunteers: 19

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: 3,100 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  1,813
    • Troops: 1,179
    • Military observers: 63
    • Police: 571
  • Civilian personnel: 1,159
    • International civilians: 358
    • Local civilians: 801
  • UN Volunteers: 138

Fatalities: 197

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: 116 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 41
    • Military observers: 41
  • Civilian personnel:  72
    • International civilians: 25
    • Local civilians: 47

Fatalities: 11

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

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

In Middle East since May 1948
Strength: 382 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 146
    • Military observers: 146
  • Civilian personnel: 234
    • International civilians: 88
    • Local civilians: 146

Fatalities: 50

Appropriation (biennium 2014 - 2015): $68,949,400

Related links

UN Peacekeeping Brochure

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