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There is plenty of blame to go around for the state of the world we live in.

But to many decisions are now driven by political expediency instead of values.

Its is a sign of how perversely twisted the bureaucracy we have now in all our out of date World organisations that once had principles.

Personnel decisions are considered more dangerous than the responsibility to tackle a range of terrifying crises facing us all.

Terrorist breeding grounds in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya,

Not to mention Climate Change and all its consequences.

I mean all of us the Rich, Poor, White, Black, Christian, Muslim, and the unborn.

The United Nations is failing and in desperate need of reform which can only be achieved by an outside examination that is Independent.

If this is not undertaken the UN should be scrapped and replaced with a new World Board that has the health of the earth and its people at its core.

Since the United Nations established its first peacekeeping operation—almost 70 years ago—more than 3300 people have died serving the UN in the pursuit of peace.

  • Peacekeeping operations since 1948: 71
  • Current peacekeeping operations:      16
    • Uniformed personnel: 104,503 (as of 29 February 2016)
      • Troops: 89,406
      • Police: 13,261
      • Military observers: 1,836
    • Civilian personnel: 16,471 (as of 31 July 2015)
      • International: 5,256
      • Local: 11,215
    • UN Volunteers: 1,804 (as of 29 February 2016)
    • Total number of personnel serving in 16 peacekeeping operations: 122,778
    • Countries contributing uniformed personnel: 124
    • Total fatalities in current operations: 1,679
    • Total fatalities in all peace operations since 1948: 3,454.
      • Approved resources for the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016: about $8.27 billion
      • Outstanding contributions to peacekeeping (30 June 2015): about $1.6 billion

 

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United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)

In Western Sahara since April 1991
Strength: 495 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 242
    • Troops: 26
    • Military observers: 216
  • Civilian personnel: 241
    • International civilians: 84
    • Local civilians: 157
  • UN Volunteers: 12

Fatalities: 15

Approved budget (07/2015– 06/2016): $53,190,000

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

In the Central African Republic since April 2014
Strength: 12,627 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 11,686
    • Troops: 9,639
    • Military observers: 164
    • Police: 1,883
  • Civilian personnel: 760
    • International civilians: 518
    • Local civilians: 242
  • UN Volunteers: 181

Fatalities:  19

Approved budget (07/2015– 06/2016): $814,066,800

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

In Mali since April 2013
Strength: 13,170 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 11,781
    • Troops: 10,645
    • Military observers: 39
    • Police:  1,097
  • Civilian personnel: 1,246
    • International civilians:  585
    • Local civilians:  661
  • UN Volunteers: 143

Fatalities:  81

Approved budget: (07/2015– 06/2016):  $923,305,800

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

In Haiti since June 2004
Strength: 6,092 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,750
    • Troops:  2,368
    • Police:  2,382
  • Civilian personnel: 1,245
    • International civilians: 304
    • Local civilians: 941
  • UN Volunteers: 97

Fatalities: 183

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $380,355,700

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo since July 2010
Strength: 22,492 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 18,618
    • Troops: 16,938
    • Military observers: 454
    • Police: 1,226
  • Civilian personnel: 3,470
    • International civilians: 816
    • Local civilians: 2,654
  • UN Volunteers: 404

Fatalities: 100

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $1,332,178,600

African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

In Darfur since July 2007
Strength: 21,022 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 17,453
    • Troops: 14,345
    • Military observers: 179
    • Police: 2,929
  • Civilian personnel: 3,412
    • International civilians: 811
    • Local civilians: 2,601
  • UN Volunteers: 157

Fatalities: 230

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $1,102,164,700

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

In Syria since June 1974
Strength: 928 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 788
    • Troops: 788
  • Civilian personnel: 140
    • International civilians: 50
    • Local civilians: 90

Fatalities: 46

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $51,706,200

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

In Cyprus since March 1964
Strength: 1,067 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 916
    • Troops: 861
    • Police: 55
  • Civilian personnel: 151
    • International civilians: 33
    • Local civilians: 118

Fatalities: 183

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $52,538,500

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

In Lebanon since March 1978
Strength: 11,369 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 10,521
    • Troops: 10,521
  • Civilian personnel: 848
    • International civilians: 257
    • Local civilians: 591

Fatalities: 309

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $506,346,400

United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

In Abyei, Sudan since June 2011
Strength: 4,795 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 4,497
    • Troops: 4,410
    • Military observers: 135
    • Police: 17
  • Civilian personnel: 202
    • International civilians: 130
    • Local civilians: 72
  • UN Volunteers: 31

Fatalities: 20

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $268,256,700

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

In South Sudan since July 2011
Strength: 15,509 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  12,733
    • Troops: 11,782
    • Military observers: 185
    • Police: 1,105
  • Civilian personnel:  1,973
    • International civilians: 787
    • Local civilians: 1,215
  • UN Volunteers: 435

Fatalities: 42

Approved budget(07/2015 – 06/2016): $1,085,769,200

United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)

In Côte d’Ivoire since April 2004
Strength: 7,120 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 6,022
    • Troops: 4,457
    • Military observers: 185
    • Police: 1,380
  • Civilian personnel: 961
    • International civilians: 301
    • Local civilians: 660
  • UN Volunteers: 137

Fatalities: 137

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $402,794,300

United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

In Kosovo since June 1999
Strength: 366 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 16
    • Military observers: 8
    • Police: 8
  • Civilian personnel: 328
    • International civilians: 109
    • Local civilians: 219
  • UN Volunteers: 24

Fatalities: 55

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $40,031,000

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

In Liberia since September 2003
Strength: 5,224 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel:  3,882
    • Troops: 2,626
    • Military observers: 77
    • Police: 1,179
  • Civilian personnel: 1,159
    • International civilians: 358
    • Local civilians: 801
  • UN Volunteers: 183

Fatalities: 196

Approved budget (07/2015 – 06/2016): $344,712,200

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)

In India and Pakistan since January 1949
Strength: 116 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 44
    • Military observers: 44
  • Civilian personnel:  72
    • International civilians: 25
    • Local civilians: 47

Fatalities: 11

Appropriation (biennium 2014-2015): $19,647,100

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

In Middle East since May 1948
Strength: 384 total, including:

  • Uniformed personnel: 150
    • Military observers: 150
  • Civilian personnel: 234
    • International civilians: 88
    • Local civilians: 146

Fatalities: 50

Appropriation (biennium 2014 – 2015): $74,291,900

Value for money in a smart phone world.  You tell me.

 

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