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Peacekeeping Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet as of 30 June 2016

[Note: Statistical information on uniformed personnel is as of 30 April 2016 and 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: 101,280 (as of 30 June 2016)
    • Troops: 86,481
    • Police: 13,059
    • Military observers: 1,740
  • Civilian personnel: 16,471 (as of 31 July 2015)
    • International: 5,256
    • Local: 11,215
  • UN Volunteers: 1,772 (as of 30 June 2016)
  • Total number of personnel serving in 16 peacekeeping operations: 119,523
  • Countries contributing uniformed personnel: 123
  • Total fatalities in current operations: 1,720
  • Total fatalities in all peace operations since 1948: 3,497

Financial aspects

  • Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016: about $8.27 billion
  • Outstanding contributions to peacekeeping (30 June 2015): about $1.6 billion

Current operations

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

In Western Sahara since April 1991
Strength: 460 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 215
    • Troops: 24
    • Military observers: 191
  • Civilian personnel: 241
    • International civilians: 84
    • Local civilians: 157
  • UN Volunteers: 4

Fatalities: 15

Approved budget (07/2015– 06/2016): $53,190,000 
[A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

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

In the Central African Republic since April 2014
Strength: 13,353 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,408
    • Troops: 10,245
    • Military observers: 143
    • Police: 2,020
  • Civilian personnel: 760
    • International civilians: 518
    • Local civilians: 242
  • UN Volunteers: 185

Fatalities:  22

Approved budget (07/2015– 06/2016): $814,066,800 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

In Mali since April 2013
Strength: 13,426 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 12,022
    • Troops: 10,732
    • Military observers: 40
    • Police:  1,250
  • Civilian personnel: 1,246
    • International civilians:  585
    • Local civilians:  661
  • UN Volunteers: 158

Fatalities:  86

Approved budget: (07/2015– 06/2016):  $923,305,800  [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

In Haiti since June 2004
Strength: 5,870 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,529
    • Troops:  2,360
    • Police:  2,169
  • Civilian personnel: 1,245
    • International civilians: 304
    • Local civilians: 941
  • UN Volunteers: 96

Fatalities: 183

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $380,355,700 [A/C.5/69/24 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: 22,667 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 18,814
    • Troops: 16,936
    • Military observers: 471
    • Police: 1,407
  • Civilian personnel: 3,470
    • International civilians: 816
    • Local civilians: 2,654
  • UN Volunteers: 383

Fatalities: 102

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $1,332,178,600 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

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

In Darfur since July 2007
Strength: 20,639 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 17,072
    • Troops: 13,597
    • Military observers: 170
    • Police: 3,305
  • Civilian personnel: 3,412
    • International civilians: 811
    • Local civilians: 2,601
  • UN Volunteers: 155

Fatalities: 233

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $1,102,164,700 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

In Syria since June 1974
Strength: 928 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 788
    • Troops: 788
  • Civilian personnel: 140
    • International civilians: 50
    • Local civilians: 90

Fatalities: 46

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $51,706,200 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

In Cyprus since March 1964
Strength: 1,081 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 930
    • Troops: 862
    • Police: 68
  • Civilian personnel: 151
    • International civilians: 33
    • Local civilians: 118

Fatalities: 183

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $52,538,500 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

In Lebanon since March 1978
Strength: 11,354 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 10,506
    • Troops: 10,506
  • Civilian personnel: 848
    • International civilians: 257
    • Local civilians: 591

Fatalities: 310

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $506,346,400 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

In Abyei, Sudan since June 2011
Strength: 4,779 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,546
    • Troops: 4,402
    • Military observers: 129
    • Police: 15
  • Civilian personnel: 202
    • International civilians: 130
    • Local civilians: 72
  • UN Volunteers: 31

Fatalities: 20

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $268,256,700 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

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

In South Sudan since July 2011
Strength: 16,190 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  13,783
    • Troops: 12,120
    • Military observers: 187
    • Police: 1,476
  • Civilian personnel:  1,973
    • International civilians: 787
    • Local civilians: 1,215
  • UN Volunteers: 434

Fatalities: 43

Approved budget(07/2015 – 06/2016): $1,085,769,200 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI)

In Côte d'Ivoire since April 2004
Strength: 4,602 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 3,505
    • Troops: 2,594
    • Military observers: 149
    • Police: 762
  • Civilian personnel: 961
    • International civilians: 301
    • Local civilians: 660
  • UN Volunteers: 136

Fatalities: 139

Approved budget (07/2015 - 06/2016): $402,794,300 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

In Kosovo since June 1999
Strength: 366 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 16
    • Military observers: 8
    • Police: 8
  • Civilian personnel: 328
    • International civilians: 109
    • Local civilians: 219
  • UN Volunteers: 22

Fatalities: 55

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $40,031,000 [A/C.5/69/24 PDF Document]

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

In Liberia since September 2003
Strength: 3,279 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  1,952
    • Troops: 1,315
    • Military observers: 58
    • Police: 579
  • Civilian personnel: 1,159
    • International civilians: 358
    • Local civilians: 801
  • UN Volunteers: 168

Fatalities: 196

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $344,712,200 [A/C.5/69/24 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: 44
    • Military observers: 44
  • Civilian personnel:  72
    • International civilians: 25
    • Local civilians: 47

Fatalities: 11

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

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

In Middle East since May 1948
Strength: 384 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 150
    • Military observers: 150
  • Civilian personnel: 234
    • International civilians: 88
    • Local civilians: 146

Fatalities: 50

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

Related links

UN Peacekeeping Brochure

Pledges Infographics