Here is a .pdf file from

Here is a .pdf file from February 28, 2011 listing the number of current peacekeepers by nation.  It is 30 pages long, and lists 100,000 employees.JFT

Troops and policemen from national contingents are not employees of the United Nations. Peacekeeping operations are funded by member states . These funds are transferred to the nations supplying the peacekeeping contingents who pay their troops and policemen according to national payscales with additional allowances for UN duty. They are, in no sense, employees of the United Nations. A permanent UN army whose troops would be 'employees' of the UN would be a step forward but this is not it.

Perhaps you are referring to the few hundred 'experts' on the list. All organizations and corporations pay contract workers for services which are not provided by their in-house staff. The UN is no different.

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