Peace Operations 2007: The Year in Numbers
Global demand for peacekeepers continued
to rise in 2007. By the end of the year, there were over 160,000 peacekeepers
in the field.
The UN remained the centerpiece of the
international peacekeeping system, providing nearly 50 percent of all peacekeepers
in the field. In 2007, the UN's deployments of uniformed personnel grew
by 10 percent to 83,000 personnel. In addition, there were nearly 20,000
civilian staff serving in UN peace operations.
For the second year, the United States