United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

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PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
Peacekeeping operations since 1948             60
Current peacekeeping operations                16

PERSONNEL
Military personnel and civilian police     66,921
Countries contributing military personnel
and civilian police                           106
International civilian personnel            4,475
Local civilian personnel                    7,996
UN Volunteers                               1,762
Total number of personnel serving in
peacekeeping operations                    81,154
Total number of fatalities in
peacekeeping operations since 1948          2,004

FINANCIAL ASPECTS

Approved budgets for the period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005: about $4.47 billion

Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006: about $3.55 billion*

Estimated total cost of operations from 1948 to 30 June 2005: about $36.01 billion

Outstanding contributions to peacekeeping as of 31 July 2005: about $2.64 billion

NOTE: The term "military personnel" refers to military observers and troops, as applicable. Fatality figures include military and civilian police, as well as civilian international and local personnel in United Nations peacekeeping operations only.

* Excludes the full resources of MONUC and UNMIS (see next page for figures).

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Prepared by the United Nations Department of Public Information, Peace and Security Section, in consultation with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts.

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CURRENT PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

UNTSO

Since May 1948

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

Strength: military 148; international civilian 100; local civilian 119

Fatalities: 41

Appropriations for 2005: $29.04 million (gross)

UNMOGIP

Since January 1949

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

Strength: military 42; international civilian 24; local civilian 47

Fatalities: 9

Appropriations for 2005: $8.37 million (gross)

UNFICYP

Since March 1964

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

Strength: military 863; civilian police 51; international civilian 36; local civilian 110

Fatalities: 174

Approved budget (07/05-06/06): $46.51 million (gross), including voluntary contributions of one third from Cyprus and $6.5 million from Greece

UNDOF

Since June 1974

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

Strength: military 1,036; international civilian 38; local civilian 100

Fatalities: 41

Approved budget (07/05-06/06): $43.71 million (gross)

UNIFIL

Since March 1978

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

Strength: military 1,998; international civilian 103; local civilian 293

Fatalities: 250

Approved budget (07/05-06/06): $99.23 million (gross)

MINURSO

Since April 1991

United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

Strength: military 223; civilian police 6; international civilian 128; local civilian 97

Fatalities: 11

Approved budget (07/05-06/06): $47.95 million (gross)

UNOMIG

Since August 1993

United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia

Strength: military 120; civilian police 12; international civilian 99; local civilian 181

Fatalities: 8

Approved budget (07/05-06/06): $36. …