Graphic Truth: Who's Keeping the Peace?
Over the past 60 years, United Nations peacekeepers have been deployed to conflict zones around the world to help keep order and facilitate political reconciliation. Today, there are 86,687 uniformed personnel (police, UN military experts on mission, staff officers and troops) deployed to 14 peacekeeping missions on four continents. Yet, while the permanent five members of the UN Security Council – China, Russia, the US, the UK and France – yield the most power at the UN, including the mandate to authorize peacekeeping missions, they provide less than five percent of peacekeepers globally, with China sending more than the other four combined. It's the developing nations who pick up the slack. Here's a look at the numbers from July 2019.