UN Security Council permanent member– # of peacekeepers.

潘基文表示,中国是联合国安理会常任理事国,承担着重要的国际责任,是五个常任理事国中派出维和人员最多的国家,联合国对此表示非常感谢。

“(current UN Secretary-General) Ban Ki Moon expressed his gratitude on behalf of the United Nations and said that China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, is fully committed to undertaking its international responsibilities: indeed, among the five permanent members of the Security Council, China is the country that deploys the most peacekeepers”

Reading this article (link above), I was surprised by this little piece of trivia.  As it happens, it turns out to be quite true; however, looking into some of the available UN stats, I was dumbfounded by the disproportionately large number of peacekeepers that are deployed from countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Ethiopa.

I had to scan pretty far down the list to find Canada, and that made me sad:(

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