Facts and figures

Current authorization until 31 March 2017

Security Council resolution 2277 (2016)  of 30 March 2016


Initial authorization

  • 22,016 total uniformed personnel
    • 19,815 military personnel
    • 760 military observers
    • 391 police
    • 1,050 personnel of formed police units
  • Appropriate civilian, judiciary and correction component

Further authorizations

On 28 March 2013, the Security Council decided by resolution 2098 that MONUSCO shall, for an initial period of one year and within the authorized troop ceiling of 19,815, include an “Intervention Brigade” consisting inter alia of three infantry battalions, one artillery and one Special force and Reconnaissance company. This force ceiling was further confirmed by resolution 2147 of 28 March 2014. On 30 March 2016, the Council, by its resolution 2277, decided to reduce the MONUSCO force by 2,000 troops, while maintaining an authorized ceiling of 19,815 military personnel, 760 military observers and staff officers, 391 police personnel, and 1,050 personnel of formed police units .

Current strength (30 June 2015)

  • 19,784 total uniformed personnel
    • 18,232 military personnel
    • 462 military observers
    • 1,090 police (including formed units)
  • 840 international civilian personnel*
  •   2,725 local civilian staff*
  • 450 United Nations Volunteers

*NB: Statistics for international and local civilians are as of 30 June 2015

Country contributors

Military personnel

Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Yemen and Zambia.

Police personnel

Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, , Chad, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guinea, India, Jordan, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen.


56 troops
8 police 
3 military observer
14 international civilian
12 local civilian 

  • 93 total

Financial aspects

  • Method of financing: Assessment in respect of a Special Account
  • Approved budget (07/2014 – 06/2015): $1,398,475,300 [A/C.5/69/17]