East Timor - UNMISET - Facts and Figures
  United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor
Facts & Figures
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Location East Timor
Headquarters Dili
Duration 20 May 2002 to 20 May 2005
Special Representative 
of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission

Sukehiro Hasegawa ( Japan )
May 2004 May 2005

Kamalesh Sharma ( India )
May 2002 May 2004

Force Commander

Lieutenant-General Khairuddin Mat Yusof ( Malaysia )
August 2003 May 2005

Major-General Huck Gim Tan ( Singapore )
August 2002 August 2003

Lieutenant-General Winai Phattiyakul ( Thailand )
May 2002 August 2002


Total authorized strength in accordance with Security Council resolution 1410 of 17 May 2002

Up to 5,000 military personnel, including 120 military observers; and 1,250 civilian police officers

Provision was also made for 455 international civilian staff, 100 experts for the Civilian Support Group, 241 UN Volunteers and 977 locally recruited staff

Total authorized strength in accordance with Security Council resolution 1543 of 14 May 2004 :

477 military personnel including 125-person International Response Unit and 42 military liaison officers; and 157 civilian police

Provision was also made for 336 international civilian staff, 144 UN Volunteers and 614 national staff

Strength at withdrawal (30 April 2005)

635 total uniformed personnel, including 469 troops, 41 military liaison officers and 135 civilian police; supported by 264 international, 100 UN Volunteers and 523 local civilian staff

Peak strength (31 August 2002):
military: 4,776; UN police: 771; international civilian: 465; local civilian: 856
Contributors of military
and civilian police personnel

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe


11 troops
2 military observers
2 international staff
4 local civilian staff
2 other

21 total

Financial Aspects

Method of financing:
Assessments in respect of a Special Account

Expenditures from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003:
US$287,941,100 (gross)

Appropriation from 1 July 2003 to 20 May 2004:
US$196,007,600 (gross)

Appropriation from 21 May to 30 June 2005 :
US$81,549,200 (gross)

Total expenditures: US$565,497,900 (gross)

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