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31 Jul 2010 description

KEY FACTS

  • In 2009, 17 multilateral peace operations were conducted in Europe, more than in any other region.
  • Europe was the only region where the number of peacekeepers significantly decreased in 2009: numbers fell by 26 per cent, continuing a reduction since 1999.
  • Despite the fall in personnel, Europe still ranked third in terms of deployment figures.
  • Europe continued to be the only region where regional organizations conducted more operations than the UN.
  • NATO remained the biggest deployer of peacekeepers to the region, followed by the EU.
22 Jul 2009 description

SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009

QUICK FACTS

- Europe accounted for almost a third of all multilateral peace operations in 2008, but for only 14 % of the personnel deployed.

- All but two operations were linked to conflicts linked to the break-up of the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia.

- Europe was the only region in 2008 where more operations were conducted by regional organizations than by the UN.

- The EU is the only organization to have launched a new peace operation in Europe since 2003.

- The number of NATO peacekeeping troops in Europe was cut by 80 per cent between 1999 and …