The EU is active in peace-keeping and stabilisation in the world. The EU and its Member States contribute around 33 % of the funding for UN peace-keeping. Currently, the EU has 16 CSDP missions and military operations on three continents, with a wide range of mandates (military training, capacity-building, counter-piracy, rule of law and security sector reform, border assistance, etc.). They deploy over 6 000 civilian and military personnel (see Figure 7). Most EU missions have taken place in Africa, often operating in parallel with UN peace keeping operations or African Union missions. Six of the current 16 missions are active EU military operations and benefit from special funding by Member States.