United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th June 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent in respect of UN peacekeeping in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In common with other operations, the costs of UK Armed Forces' contributions to UN peacekeeping operations are calculated on a net additional basis; i.e. based on those costs over and above existing funding that the Department would not have incurred but for undertaking the activity. The annual cost of our contribution in Cyprus was £17.8 million per year up to and including financial year 2016-17. The cost of contributions in South Sudan and Somalia in financial year 2016-17 (the first year of activity) was £10.4 million and £5.2 million respectively.

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