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Peacekeeping Operations

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 34434, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel were deployed on UK-led peacekeeping missions in 2020.

Answered on

23 July 2021

Throughout 2020, the UK maintained a United Nations peacekeeping deployment of a maximum of 600 personnel. This includes the deployment of contingent troops to UN Missions in Cyprus, Somalia, the drawdown from South Sudan, the commencement of operations in Mali, and the deployment of individual Military Staff Officers to seven UN Missions.

UN Peacekeeping Mission

Pledged troop commitment

Duration of deployment in 2020

United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

c. 250

Jan - Dec

United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)

c. 10

Jan – Dec

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

c. 300

Jan – Mar

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

c. 300


Military Staff Officers

c. 30

Jan - Dec