The 5th Committee on a field Mission visiting peacekeeping missions [fr]

During the month of February, the 5th committe of the General Assembly was on a field mission visiting several peacekeeping operations. This mission will allow the committe to prepare for the peacekeeping budget negotiations that will take place in May and June 2017.
The delegation visited peacekeeping operations in Lebanon, Somalia and DRC.


  • The peacekeeping operation

UNIFIL is the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. With a budget of 488,7 million dollars, this operation deploys 15,000 troops and around 900 civilian personnel. UNIFIL was established by the Security Council resolutions 425 and 426.

It is the third largest operation in terms of military personnel, after MONUSCO in the DRC and UNAMID in Darfur.

It is also one of the oldest peacekeeping operations: it was deployed in Lebanon in March 1978.

  • Mandate

The Operation’s main mission is to monitor the cessation of hostilities and supervise the respect of the Blue Line, as well as accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces as they deploy throughout the south of Lebanon. UNIFIL’s mandate was extended and its personnel reinforced by resolution 1701, adopted on 11 August 2006.

  • France’s contributions

France actively participates in the UNIFIL, deploying around 800 troops on the ground.
After Italy, France is the second European contributor to peacekeeping troops, notably thanks to its important contribution to UNIFIL. With a total of 872 men deployed in 8 missions, France is also the second largest troop contributor among the Permanent Members of the Security Council after China.


  • The peacekeeping operation

The second stop on the 5th Committee field visit was the UNSOS (United Nations Support Office in Somalia), the support office of the UN for the African Union Mission in Somalia.

With a budget of 574,3 millions dollars, UNSOS includes close to 630 civil personnel and ensures logistical support to the AMISOM and the UNSOM and provides the national Somalian army with rations, fuel, water, accommodation, infrastructure and maintenance services.

Dernière modification : 21/08/2019

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