How peacekeeping works... from the BBC

The BBC has a decent article on how UN Peacekeeping operations are "born" and staffed. This is a good read, but two comments:

Useful:

Current monthly rates paid by the UN per peacekeeper include:

  • $1,028 for pay and allowances
  • $303 supplementary pay for specialists
  • $68 for personal clothing, gear and equipment
  • $5 for personal weaponry

(H/T AMPList)