Policy Papers - September 15, 1989
The Financing of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: The Need for a Sound Financial Basis
Susan R. Mills (International Peace Academy, 1989)
Contrary to the general perception, not all United Nations peacekeeping operations are financed by special arrangements separate and distinct from those of the Organization's ordinary expenses under its regular budget. In fact, of the seventeen peacekeeping operations initiated by the United Nations during its forty-four year history, six were or are being financed from the United Nations regular budget. If only for that reason - there are other reasons as well - the Organization's capacity to maintain its peacekeeping operations is profoundly affected by the financial "health" of the United Nations in respect of the regular budget.
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