- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The divide in U.N. peacekeeping is stark: Mostly developing countries send troops and police to some of the world’s most volatile places, and developed countries pay the bill. Here’s a look at the top contributors, both in terms of people and money:

Top troop and police contributors to U.N. peacekeeping, as of Aug. 31:

Bangladesh: 9,432

Ethiopia: 8,309

India: 7,794

Pakistan: 7,533

Rwanda: 5,685

Nepal: 5,346

Senegal: 3,628

Ghana: 3,242

China: 3,079

Nigeria: 2,968

U.N. Security Council permanent members’ troop and police contributions, as of Aug. 31:

China: 3,079

France: 909

Britain: 289

United States: 82

Russia: 79

Top funders of U.N. peacekeeping by mandatory assessments, through Dec. 31:

(Current budget for fiscal year through June 30, 2016: $8.2 billion)

United States: 28 percent

Japan: 10 percent

France: 7 percent

Germany: 7 percent

Britain: 6 percent

China: 6 percent

Italy: 4 percent

Russia: 3 percent

Canada: 2 percent

Spain: 2 percent

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