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Appendix 3A. Multilateral peace missions in 2006


I. Global trends

II. Regional trends and developments

III. Sources and methods



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This appendix lists all multilateral peace missions that started, were active or were concluded in 2006. It also provides data on contributing countries, the number and type of personnel, the financial cost and the casualties of the missions.


More military and civilian personnel were deployed to more multilateral peace missions in 2006 than in any previous year.
Excluding the Multinational Force in Iraq, 167 600 personnel were deployed to 59 operations, a 28 per cent increase in deployments since 2005.


With 73 500 troops and military observers and 14 000 civilian police and civilian staff deployed to 20 missions in 2006, the UN remains the single largest actor in peace operations and deployed more than twice as many personnel as it did in 2000. European countries accounted for several large deployments under the UN banner in 2006, something that has not been seen for some time. The steady growth in the number of peace missions since 2002 has brought about increased spending on peacekeeping. The combined known cost of UN, EU and NATO peace missions reached the record level of $5.5 billion in 2006.


Sharon Wiharta (Indonesia) is a Researcher with the SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Project.


Kirsten Soder (Germany) is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Project.

Sharon Wiharta