The U.S. is liable for 28.57 percent of the total budget for global peacekeeping missions. The Obama administration’s request for FY2017 was $2.394 billion.
The FY2016 U.S. funding estimate was $2.460 billion.
The next biggest contributors in 2016 were China (10.29 percent), Japan (9.68 percent) and Germany (6.39 percent). At the other end of the scale, more than 70 U.N. member-states contributed 0.001 percent or less.
Some of the current 16 missions around the world, comprising more than 125,000 personnel today, have been in existence for well over half a century, while the newest – in the Central African Republic – is just three years old.
Nine of the 16 missions are in Africa, three are in the Middle East, two are in Europe, with Asia and the Western Hemisphere accounting for one each.
Three of them – a 13-year-old mission in Haiti; a 14-year-old mission in Liberia; and a 13-year-old mission in Côte d’Ivoire – are in the process of winding down.
But others offer little sign of following suit.Read more at CNSNews