This new SIPRI Fact Sheet presents data from SIPRI’s Multilateral Peace Operations Database to illuminate some of the most significant developments in peace operations in Africa in 2008 as well as trends over the decade since 1999. It includes statistical data on numbers of peacekeeping personnel, the organizations and countries mounting operations and deploying personnel, along with a map of peace operations that were active during 2008.
This SIPRI Fact Sheet is part of a new series that aims to be a user-friendly resource for researchers, policymakers, journalists and students of international peacekeeping.
Kirsten Soder (Germany) is a researcher with the SIPRI Armed Conflicts and Management programme, where she manages the SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database. She is the author of the SIPRI Background Paper The Supreme Court, the Bush Administration and Guantánamo Bay and has contributed to the SIPRI Yearbook since 2007.