UN peacekeeping faces budget crisis, countries don't pay share

UN peacekeeping is owed a sum of over $1.9bn and the US owes more than any other country.

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    The United Nations is holding its annual events honouring the work of its peacekeepers serving around the world.

    There are at least 100,000 on active duty, deployed to some of the world's most dangerous places, and 98 were killed last year alone.

    But the tributes come as operations face an unprecedented budget crisis.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports.


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