International Peace-Keeping Forces: Economics and Politics

  • Kenneth J. Arrow

Abstract

From 1948 until the present, the UN has engaged in 26 peace-keeping operations. The total cost over that period has been about $8.3 billion (current). In 1992 there were 12 operations under way, for an annual cost of about $2.6 billion.1 This is less than 1 per cent of US military expenditure and probably less than 0.2 per cent of world military expenditure, so it is a trivial fraction of world income. Nevertheless, raising the finances for this operation is not entirely a trivial matter; uncollected contributions from member states equal more than $735 million.

Keywords

Income Nash Egypt Stake Iraq 

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  1. 1.
    The factual statements here and later are drawn from the following UN documents: The Blue Helmets: A Review of United Nations Peace-Keeping, 2nd edn, 1990; Information Notes DPI/306, September 1992; Background Note, United Nations Peace-Keeping Operation, September 1992; Agenda item A/47/484, General Assembly, 29 September 1992.Google Scholar

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© Manas Chatterji, Henk Jager and Annemarie Rima 1994

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