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MAP: Where the Missions Are

U.N., NATO and other organizations' personnel around the world.

photo of Kenneth Chamberlain
June 16, 2011

The Top 10 Countries Based on Personnel Committed to International Missions

ISAF = International Security Assistance Force

Although it's not yet known how many American troops President Obama plans to start pulling from Afghanistan next month, it's probably safe to say that there will still be tens of thousands of troops and others from around the world in the country for some time to come working under the auspices of organizations such as NATO and the United Nations.


But Afghanistan isn't the only place where international organizations are active in training militaries and police forces, preventing armed conflicts, and providing advice on building lasting institutions, as described in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's annual yearbook, which was released this month.


Below are all of the peacekeeping and other missions sponsored by official international organizations in 2010, according to SIPRI.


Org. Key UN OAS OCSE AU EU CIS CEEAC Push pin: ad-hoc




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