Magazine article UN Chronicle

Current Peacekeeping Missions

Magazine article UN Chronicle

Current Peacekeeping Missions

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UNTSO and UNMOGIP are funded from the United Nations regular biennial budget. Costs to the United Nations of the 12 other current operations are financed from their own separate accounts on the basis of legally binding assessments on all Member States. For these missions, budget figures are for one year, unless otherwise specified, and include the prorated share of the support account for peacekeeping operations and the United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi (Italy). The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), one of a number of United Nations political and peace-building missions, is also directed and supported by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The UNAMA web site is located at http://www.unama-afg.org/. For more information on United Nations political missions, see the web site at http://www.un.org/peace/ppbm.pdf.

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UNTSO

Since May 1948

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

Strength: military 156; international civilian 98; local civilian 111

Fatalities: 39

Appropriations for 2004: $27.69 million (gross)

UNMOGIP

Since January 1949

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

Strength: military 46; international civilian 22; local civilian 44

Fatalities: 9

Appropriations for 2004: $7.25 million (gross)

UNFICYP

Since March 1964

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

Strength: military 1,202; civilian police 47; international civilian 42; local civilian 105

Fatalities: 172

Approved budget 07/03-06/04: $45.77 million (gross) including voluntary contributions of $14.57 million from Cyprus and $6.5 million from Greece

UNDOF

Since June 1974

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

Strength: military 1,036; international civilian 37; local civilian 91

Fatalities: 40

Approved budget 07/03-06/04: $41.81 million (gross)

UNIFIL

Since March 1978

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

Strength: military 1,990; international civilian 116; local civilian 295

Fatalities: 249

Approved budget 07/03-06/04: $94.06 million (gross)

MINURSO

Since April 1991

United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

Strength: military 226; civilian police 5; international civilian 135; local civilian 110

Fatalities: 10

Approved budget 07/03-06/04: $43.40 million (gross)

UNOMIG

Since August 1993

United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia

Strength: military 118; civilian police 10; international civilian 104; local civilian 178

Fatalities: 7

Approved budget 07/03-06/04: $32. …

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