Who Dominates the World?

 

 
Number of people employed by the United Nations 53589
Number of people employed at Disney World and Disney Land 50000
 

Total budget of the United Nations in 1995-96 (two-year budget) $18.2 billion
Revenue of a single U.S. arms manufacturer (Lockheed Martin) in 1995 $19.4 billion
 

U.N. peacekeeping expenditures in 1995 $3.6 billion
World military spending in 1995 $767.0 billion
 

Number of U.N. peacekeepers for every 150,000 people in the world 1
Number of soldiers in national armies for every 150,000 people in the world 650
 

U.S. contribution to the U.N. budget, per capita 7
Norwegian contribution to the U.N. budget, per capita 65
 

Number of U.S. troops serving in U.N. peacekeeping operations in 1994 965
Number of U.S. troops serving in international missions under U.S. command in 1994 86451
 

Cost of the 1992 Earth Summit $10 million
Cost of the 1994 Paris Air Show and Weapons Exhibition (U.S. portion) $12 million
 

Sources: U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1995; Michael Renner, “Peacekeeping Expenditures Level Off,” in Lester R. Brown et. Al., Vital Signs 1996; Michael Renner, Remaking U.N. Peacekeeping: U.S. Policy and Real Reform, Briefing Paper 17 (Washington, D.C.: National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament, 1995); U.N. Department of Public Information. Compiled by Michael Renner.

 

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