12 May 2011

UN Peace Operations - Year in Review 2010

The United Nations (DPKO) has 15 current Peacekeeping Operations around the globe involving nearly 100,000 uniformed personnel (i.e., troops, police, and military observers) from 115 contributing countries, and another 20,000 civilian personnel.

The UN has involved itself in the "peacekeeping" business since 1948, with a cumulative cost over those 65 years of about $69 billion and nearly 3000 fatalities.

2010, they describe as a "watershed year" making significant progress in the longstanding operations in Liberia and Timor-Leste, and facing escalating challenges in theaters such as Chad, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Côte d’Ivoire.

This report - UN Peace Operations - Year in Review 2010 - reviews the nature and scope of this past year's operations, and includes a section with "facts and figures" for the following:

  • United Nations peacekeeping operations
  • United Nations political and peacebuilding missions
  • Peacekeeping contributors
  • Top 10 contributors of uniformed personnel
  • Surge in uniformed UN peacekeeping personnel from 1991-2010
  • Top 10 providers of assessed financial contributions