Thursday, 29 November 2007

Expensive peace operations

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) the combined known costs of UN, EU and NATO peace missions reached the record level of $5.5 billion in 2006.

A lot of money, one could say. On the other hand, world military expenditure in 2006 was $1204 billion.

Thus, the grand total of these peace missions was 0.46 per cent of combined military expenditure last year.

Something to think about?


Ralf Grahn


Source:

SIPRI Yearbook 2007, Summary in English;
http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=346