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Peacekeeping Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet as of 31 August 2017

Note: Statistical information on uniformed personnel is as of 31 August 2017. Statistical information on UN Volunteers is as of August 2017. Statistical information on civilian staff is as of May 2017, unless otherwise specified.

  • Peacekeeping operations since 1948: 71
  • Current peacekeeping operations: 15

Personnel

  • Uniformed personnel: 94,154 (as of 31 August 2017)
    • Troops: 79,175
    • Police:11,527
    • Military observers: 1,496
    • Staff officers: 1,956
  • Civilian personnel: 14,831 (as of 31 May 2017)
    • International: 4,888
    • Local: 9,943
  • UN Volunteers: 1,496 (as of August 2017)
  • Total number of personnel serving in 16 peacekeeping operations: 110,481
  • Countries contributing uniformed personnel: 124
  • Total fatalities in current operations: 1,689
  • Total fatalities in all peace operations since 1948: 3,622

Financial aspects

  • Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018: about $6.80 billion *

Current operations

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

In Western Sahara since April 1991
Strength: 479 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 233
    • Troops: 20
    • Military observers: 206
    • Staff officers: 7
  • Civilian personnel: 231
    • International civilians: 74
    • Local civilians: 157
  • UN Volunteers: 15

Fatalities: 16

Approved budget (07/2017– 06/2018): $52,519,000 
(A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document)


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

In the Central African Republic since April 2014
Strength: 13,468 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,126
    • Troops: 9,732
    • Military observers: 139
    • Staff officers: 270
    • Police: 1,985
  • Civilian personnel: 1,119
    • International civilians: 643
    • Local civilians: 476
  • UN Volunteers: 223

Fatalities:  51

Approved budget (07/2017– 06/2018): $882,800,000
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

In Mali since April 2013
Strength: 14,445 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,946
    • Troops: 10,891
    • Military observers: 35
    • Staff officers: 341
    • Police:  1,679
  • Civilian personnel: 1,350
    • International civilians:  648
    • Local civilians:  702
  • UN Volunteers: 149

Fatalities:  133

Approved budget: (07/2017– 06/2018):  $1,048,000,000  [A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

In Haiti since June 2004
Strength: 3,930 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 2,772
    • Troops:  1,189
    • Staff officers: 40
    • Police:  1,543
  • Civilian personnel: 1,116
    • International civilians: 279
    • Local civilians: 837
  • UN Volunteers: 42

Fatalities: 186

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $90,000,000
[A/C.5/71/24 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: 21,607 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 17,913
    • Troops: 15,899
    • Military observers: 449
    • Staff officers: 196
    • Police: 1,369
  • Civilian personnel: 3,313
    • International civilians: 791
    • Local civilians: 2,522
  • UN Volunteers: 381

Fatalities: 112

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $1,141,848,100 [A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


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

In Darfur since July 2007
Strength: 18,956 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 15,957
    • Troops: 12,563
    • Military observers: 147
    • Staff officers: 291
    • Police: 2,956
  • Civilian personnel: 2,883
    • International civilians: 742
    • Local civilians: 2,141
  • UN Volunteers: 116

Fatalities: 257

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $ 486,000,000 [A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

In Syria since June 1974
Strength: 961 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 830
    • Troops: 776
    • Staff officers: 54
  • Civilian personnel: 131
    • International civilians: 46
    • Local civilians: 85

Fatalities: 48

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $56,653,700
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

In Cyprus since March 1964
Strength: 1,107 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 955
    • Troops: 833
    • Staff officers: 53
    • Police: 69
  • Civilian personnel: 152
    • International civilians: 35
    • Local civilians: 117

Fatalities: 183

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $57,651,200
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

In Lebanon since March 1978
Strength: 11,335 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 10,541
    • Troops: 10,340
    • Staff Officers: 201
  • Civilian personnel: 814
    • International civilians: 235
    • Local civilians: 579

Fatalities: 312

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $483,000,000
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

In Abyei, Sudan since June 2011
Strength: 4,774 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,538
    • Troops: 4,287
    • Military observers: 119
    • Staff officers: 110
    • Police: 22
  • Civilian personnel: 205
    • International civilians: 127
    • Local civilians: 78
  • UN Volunteers: 31

Fatalities: 23

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $266,700,000
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


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

In South Sudan since July 2011
Strength: 16,987 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  14,392
    • Troops: 12,241
    • Military observers: 186
    • Staff officers: 378
    • Police: 1,587
  • Civilian personnel:  2,196
    • International civilians: 829
    • Local civilians:1,367
  • UN Volunteers: 399

Fatalities: 51

Approved budget(07/2017 – 06/2018): $1,071,000,000
[A/C.5/71/24 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: 309
    • International civilians: 96
    • Local civilians: 213
  • UN Volunteers: 21

Fatalities: 55

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $37,898,200
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

In Liberia since September 2003
Strength: 1,587 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 741
    • Troops: 404
    • Military observers: 14
    • Staff officers: 15
    • Police: 308
  • Civilian personnel: 727
    • International civilians: 238
    • Local civilians: 489
  • UN Volunteers: 119

Fatalities:200

Approved budget (07/2017 – 06/2018): $110,000,000
[A/C.5/71/24 PDF Document]


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

In India and Pakistan since January 1949
Strength: 114 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:44
    • Military observers: 44
  • Civilian personnel:  70
    • International civilians: 23
    • 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: 364 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 149
    • Military observers: 149
  • Civilian personnel: 215
    • International civilians: 82
    • Local civilians: 133

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

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