Many of the migrants arriving in Europe are fleeing war in their home countries. In Africa, for example, a number of crisis regions are the sites of UN peacekeeping missions. Their aim is to help stabilize the regions. But UN operations are costly.
The UN Security Council has agreed to reduce the number peacekeepers in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur after US pressure led to a $600 million cut in the UN budget for peace operations.
International conflicts are often dominated by the military. But civilian experts are more sought after than ever. Four years ago, Germany's federal government wanted to expand their role. What is the situation now?
The UN Security Council has approved an African counterterrorism force in the Sahel, but in a watered-down form due to US objections. The force will also fight arms, drugs and human trafficking.
The proposed cuts would reduce the UN peacekeeping budget by more than $1 billion USD. The US currently pays for more than one-fourth of the UN peacekeeping budget.
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