UN forces dangerously stressed by peacekeeping missions

02/24/2009 | Financial Times (free content)

Alain Le Roy, UN undersecretary general for peacekeeping missions, says the UN is dangerously overstretched in terms of its deployments. The UN currently manages 18 peace missions that deploy 112,000 uniformed soldiers per year at a cost of $8 billion annually. France and the U.K. have launched a review of the UN's peacekeeping operations systems.

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