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United Nations Mission in Liberia
Established: September 2003
Local time:
19 February 2018 - 17:08 GMT

Support for the implementation of the Peace Process

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was established by Security Council resolution 1509 (2003) of 19 September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military.


On 25 May 2016, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2288 (2016), lifting sanctions on Liberia that had been in place since 2003. On 30 June, 2016, UNMIL completed the transfer of security responsibilities to Liberian authorities, in accordance with resolution 2239, adopted on 17 September 2015.  UNMIL continues its gradual disengagement from Liberia and is expected to complete the withdrawal in 2018. 


*Military personnel include contingent troops, experts on mission and staff officers.

Contributing countries

The top ten troop and police contributing countries to the mission are listed below. You can view a full list of countries contributing to all missions on the troop and police contributors page. 


To download the data in as a spreadsheet (CSV format), click anywhere on the chart first, then click on 'download' and select 'crosstabs'.


Method of financing: UNMIL is funded through a separate accounted approved on an annual basis by the General Assembly. 

Approved budget: (07/2017– 06/2018): $ 110,000,000 (A/C.5/71/24)

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