United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th June 2018.

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

To ask Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of UK ODA spending has been spent on UN peacekeeping in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

UK ODA spending as part of our assessed (mandatory) contributions to the UN peacekeeping budget, in each of the last eight years has been: 2010 0.25%; 2011 0.24%; 2012 0.23%; 2013 0.22%; 2014 0.16%; 2015 0.16%; 2016 0.38%; and 2017 data will be published in Autumn 2018 in the "Statistics on International Development: Final UK aid spend 2017" report.

The UK has also given other voluntary ODA funding to UN peacekeeping on a case by case basis.

UK's ODA Assessed Contributions to UN Peacekeeping Missions as a proportion of total UK ODA 2010-2016

Total UK ODA (£m)

Total core contributions to UN Peacekeeping Missions (£m)

Proportion of total UK ODA

2010

8,529

21.4

0.25%

2011

8,629

21.0

0.24%

2012

8,802

20.3

0.23%

2013

11,407

25.6

0.22%

2014

11,700

19.1

0.16%

2015

12,138

19.1

0.16%

2016

13,377

50.9

0.38%

Source: Statistics on International Development 2017

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