Abstract: How will United Nations peacekeeping operations adapt to the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world order? The … More
Edited by Chiyuki Aoi, Cedric de Coning & Ramesh Thakur United Nations University Press, 2007 Copy available at: https://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:2483/pdf9789280811421.pdf Abstract: Peacekeeping … More
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The UN Secretary-General appointed a High-Level Independent Panel to review UN peace operations in October 2014. The Panel is expected to publish its report in June 2015. The Panel is led by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Timor Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta. With 17 members it has a broad geographical spread and a wide range of experiences, including former special representatives, force commanders, ambassadors, scholars and civil society leaders. The last such major external review of peacekeeping operations was undertaken in 2000 and led by Lahkdar Brahimi. The Brahimi report had a considerable impact on the direction of peacekeeping operations, even though many of its recommendations have not been implemented. It is thus not surprising that the Ramos-Horta report has raised similar high expectations.
The most important issue that the UN High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations will have to consider and provide guidance … More
The Strategic Context Three considerations explain the importance of regional organisations for UN peace operations: (1) conflicts are rarely isolated … More
The essential difference between peacekeeping and stabilisation seems to be that in peacekeeping the aim is to arrive at, and then maintain a cease-fire and implement a peace agreement, among the parties to a conflict, whilst in stabilisation, the theory of change is to restore and maintain order by managing or containing aggressors and spoilers. So, in peacekeeping the aim is Conflict Resolution, whilst in stabilisation the objective is limited to Conflict Management or containment.
Rising powers and the future of peacekeeping and peacebuilding This report considers the influence of the rising powers on the … More